dessert, ice cream/sorbet

Six Threes Ice Cream

Six Threes Ice Cream
Do the math: six ingredients, measured out in “threes,” one ice cream maker, thirty minutes, and what do you get?

Pretty much the best, most refreshing homemade ice cream ever made! This is literally the most requested recipe I have. No one that tastes it is quite sure what’s in it, but they simply know they love it and have to make it themselves! The fun thing for me is that it’s an old family recipe passed down from my mom. She’s had it for a very, very long time. Sometimes the best recipes are the tried-and-true, traditional, old-fashioned favorites.

Six Threes Ice Cream
Six Threes Ice Cream seriously takes less than ten minutes to mix together, and then the ice cream maker can work its magic! Bananas are easily recognizable, but the orange and lemon juice simply give it a bright, elevated taste. It’s fresh, light and perfect on its own or with fresh berries and crumbled graham crackers. We love this classic fave, Mom!

Six Threes Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10 cups


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 lemons
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cream
  • 3 cups milk


  1. Mash bananas.
  2. Juice oranges and lemons.
  3. Combine bananas, fruit juices and other ingredients in ice cream maker.
  4. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.


*We've said it before, but we highly recommend using the old-fashioned type of ice cream maker. The traditional rock-salt-and-ice method works so much better than anything else! We absolutely LOVE our White Mountain ice cream maker and would highly recommend it. It's a bit of an investment, but it's a workhorse that will last for years!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Leisel October 19, 2015 at 5:08 am

    That’s certainly an interesting combination. Sounds fantastic and easy!

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