Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This double-strength banana dessert beats a banana split halfway to Dakar! Served with an excellent demitasse, it is a delicious and sophisticated dessert. Posted for ZWT 2006.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 bananas, mashed into a pulp
  • 8 whole bananas
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 12 cup sugar
  • Toppings

  • 12 teaspoon chopped candied fruit (as angelica or red cherries)
  • 1 teaspoon black raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds


  1. In a blender, beat mashed bananas, cream and sugar until frothy.
  2. Pour into freezer trays and freeze for 1 to 2 hours until partially firm.
  3. Cut 8 bananas in half lengthwise and then in half across.
  4. Place 4 pieces in a row side by side on a dessert plate.
  5. Spread the frozen bananas uniformly over the fresh bananas.
  6. Sprinkle with toppings.
  7. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This is so much better then the sum of its parts. I made the frozen mixture (using splenda and fat free half & half) and thought "this is ok." Add it to the fresh banana (which I simply broke up and put into my container) and add a few toppings (Yes, chocolate is a must here!) and this is divine.

ladypit September 18, 2006

Do all your recipes generate a strange behavioural response? After recovering from “Ferris Wheel Chicken Salad”, I gave another of yours a try. All went well early on (calm b4 the storm). Prep was a snap using my hand-held blender tool, I tasted it, swooned w/delight & then it happened! I began to dance around our condo & sing the “Chiquita Banana Song”! Siggi got home from work & I had to be restrained while he ate the rest of the dessert to shut me up. At least the cat stayed clear of me this time. I used a candied apricot/pineapple mix, tiny choc chips & slivered almonds for toppings. (Chocolate was a must!) This was such a treat. I suspect you could put a Dairy Queen outlet out of business serving this little gem! Thx SQ.

twissis June 30, 2006

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