Last week, Starbound left early access and officially released its 1.0 patch. I was very excited to play this game when it first came out for early access in 2013. I loved Terraria and was ready to see what the next big step was for the gathering and building game type. My friends and I quickly ran through everything and saw all the game had to offer. I did enjoy my time with the game but didn’t feel a need to play more. Many of us stopped and waited. Finally after two and a half years the game is completed and out! All the changes, additions and overall flow of the game are incredible improvements. My floran is slowly making her way through the universe upgrading her armor and conquering planets. My husband just got a teleporter core so we will be working on creating our first colony. I can’t wait to play some more!
Since the game is finally out, it is time to create a delicious Starbound treat! Starbound is a game filled with a lot of banana recipes. I’ve made several already and it seems like more are on the way. This week we are going to create a delicious banana ice cream. This ice cream is heavily flavored with lightly roasted bananas. The caramelization of the bananas in the oven helps amplify the banana flavor. This recipe is very simple and so delicious that I’m tempted to make another batch!
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup half and half
¾ cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ripe bananas, sliced
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cover the bananas in sugar.
Lay the sugared bananas on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Allow the bananas to cool for 10 minutes.
Place the bananas in a blender and blend until smooth. Add everything else and blend until well incorporated. Allow the banana ice cream base to cool in the refrigerator overnight. The next day follow the instructions on your ice cream maker to make the ice cream.