Banana Split Ice Cream Bombe

"This over-the-top take on the banana split is sure to be the star of any party."
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Ready In:
8hrs 5mins




  • For the topping:

  • 1 container chocolate magic shell.
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, chopped for garnish.
  • For the bombe:

  • Spread vanilla ice cream in an even layer on bottom and up sides of a 2 1/2-quart heatproof bowl with a 9 1/2 inch diameter rim. Ice cream should form a concave layer that comes up to the rim of the bowl. Freeze until set, about 1 hour ( may need to keep pushing ice cream up sides if ice cream falls as it is trying to re-freeze).
  • Meanwhile, place chocolate and banana in a heat proof bowl. Heat cream in a saucepan until bubbles begin to form around edges. Pour over chocolate and banana, and let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until combined. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until thickened and spreadable, about 1 hour.
  • Spread chocolate-banana mixture in a thin even layer over entire surface of vanilla ice cream layer. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Spread pistachio ice cream in a flat, smooth layer over chocolate-banana mixture, but no up sides. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Spread chocolate ice cream in a flat, smooth layer over pistachio ice cream. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Slice banana bread lengthwise into 1-inch slices. Cut pieces to cover top of ice cream bombe (square and triangle shapes work best).
  • Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight or up to 3 days.
  • To unmold the bombe, dip bowl in a larger bowl with very hot water or use a small kitchen torch to warm outside of bowl. Continue dipping or torching bowl until bombe releases when inverted onto a serving platter. Remove bowl, wipe drips off platter, and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Squeeze magic shell on top, slowly, to create a solid center with long drips down the sides.
  • Sprinkle pistachios on top, and freeze until chocolate is set, about 5 minutes.
  • Run a large knife under hot water, and dry well. use it to slice the bombe into wedges, as you would a cake, wiping knife between cuts.

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