Holiday Ice Cream Fruit Freeze

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Chopped Dates
  • 1/4 cup each chopped candied red and green cherries
  • Directions:

    HEAT butter and pecans in a skillet. Cook over medium heat until lightly toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Cool.
    MASH bananas with lemon juice.
    In a large bowl, COMBINE ice cream, bananas, dates and cherries. Stir well.
    SPREAD mixture in an 8-inch square pan. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Scoop with an ice cream scoop. Freeze scoops in an airtight container until ready to serve.

    Makes about 8 servings.