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Banana Chocolate Cones

March 2008
Banana Chocolate Cones

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Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 - 4 ripe bananas (1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 12 ounce package  chocolate chips
  • 12 flat-bottomed ice cream cones
  • 1 14 ounce can  whipped cream
Directions
  1. In a heavy, medium saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks until pale yellow. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add the sugar mixture to the yolks, whisking until smooth. Pour about a quarter of the hot milk into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly to prevent scrambling, then whisk into the remaining milk. Add the vanilla extract and, whisking constantly, bring to a boil. Cook, whisking vigorously, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and whisk until smooth. Pour into a greased medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool and firm to the touch, at least 2 hours.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Stir into the cooled custard.
  4. Line a medium baking dish with wax paper. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat until rippling. Add the chocolate chips, remove from the heat and beat with a spoon until melted and smooth. Working with 4 cones at a time, fill each cone with melted chocolate; let stand for 1 minute, then pour the extra chocolate back into the saucepan, leaving a thin coating in each cone. Place all the chocolate-lined cones upside down in the prepared baking dish for a few minutes to drain, then freeze until the chocolate is firm, about 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon the banana custard into each cone, forming a small mound at the top. Refrigerate until the filling is firm, at least 1 hour. Top with whipped cream and serve cold.
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  • Dust the cones with cocoa, cinnamon, sprinkles or chopped nuts.