Traditional Banana Split
photo by Brenda.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup scoop vanilla ice cream
- 1⁄2 cup scoop chocolate ice cream
- 1⁄2 cup scoop strawberry ice cream
- 1 large ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (or Hot Fudge)
- 2 tablespoons strawberry ice cream topping (or fresh strawberries)
- 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
- 2 tablespoons wet walnut ice cream topping
- whipped cream
- Line up ice cream scoops next to each other in an oval deep dish or a banana boat.
- Cut the ends of the banana off (about 1/4 inch) while still in the peel.
- Slice in half longways.
- Pop each half of the banana out of the peel onto each side of the ice cream row, pressing down and in a little so it'll stay put.
- Top the vanilla ice cream with the pineapple, the chocolate with the chocolate syrup and the strawberry with the strawberry sauce.
- Spoon the wet walnuts over all three scoops of ice cream.
- Top each scoop with some whipped cream and a cherry for each.
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Good stuff, the kids thought I lost my mind when I served these for dinner Wed night lol, but they were really good. Personally, I think it was healthier than fast food (omega3s from the nuts, calcium from the ice cream - I used low fat but frozen yogurt would be good too if you can find the right flavors - and fruit from the banana, strawberries and pineapple) and it's better to eat it for dinner than try to shove it in on top of a full meal. :) Will make them again, maybe for breakfast ;)
I had forgotten just how good a Traditional Banana Split could be. I think I was probably a teenager that last time I had one. I thought I had walnuts here and I didn't, so I had to skip them. I had an idea on how to make the "wet" walnut topping. I thought I would toast a few walnut pieces and soak them in Torani Vanilla syrup. Hopefully I'll get to try that soon. Thanks for the memories Karen=^..^= ! Nick's Mom
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