Three-Fruit Ice Cream

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4

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    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Bananas were first planted by the Spaniards in the West Indies in 1516, but they did not reach the States in any quantity until three centuries later, when Captain John Chester’s Reynard brought a shipload of bananas to New York in 1804. Not until 1870, moreover, did banana importing become big business, only after Captain Lorenzo D. Baker of Wellfleet exchanged a cargo of mining equipment for Jamaican bananas and made the banana as common a fruit on