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Banana Split = Heaven

Ever since I found out that today is Banana Lover's Day, I haven't been able to stop thinking about one thing: a banana split. I can't remember the last time I had one, but I'm definitely getting the fixings to make this treat later tonight. As much as I would love to make my own ice cream, sauces, and caramelized nuts, I'm going to use store bought stuff and jazz it up with homemade whipped cream. I always have heavy whipping cream on hand and it only takes a few minutes to make. To meet me in banana split heaven,

Banana Split
From Martha Stewart
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1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
4 bananas, peeled and split lengthwise
4 (about 1/2 pint) scoops coffee ice cream
4 (about 1/2 pint) scoops chocolate ice cream
4 (about 1/2 pint) scoops hazelnut ice cream
1/2 cup Chocolate Syrup
1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
Walnuts, optional
Fresh or brandied cherries, optional

  1. Make whipped vanilla cream: In a medium bowl, whip cream and vanilla-bean seeds with a hand mixer until soft peaks form.
  2. Place 2 banana halves in each of four dishes.
  3. Top with 1 scoop each of coffee, chocolate, and hazelnut ice creams.
  4. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and caramel sauce. Top with whipped vanilla cream, walnuts, and cherries if using; serve.

Serves 4.

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Food Food 9 years
heavy cream actually lasts quite a while (compared to milk). I don't normally have it on hand (but I'm sure party does), but because of our summer of sandwiches, I've been keeping it on hand, and it really is helpful!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh man that looks good! you have heavy cream on hand? wow. :D
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Not a banana split fan, but the pics of them always look so good!
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 9 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm this look sooo goood!! too bad i have also decided to practice healthy eating.. but just a little bite.. mmm hehe
mellafe mellafe 9 years
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 9 years
Mmmmmmm!!! I LOVE banana splits, but haven't had one in ages either :D I'll definitely have to whip this up, partysugar... AND the fresh vanilla bean whipped cream sounds so delish! Great idea ;)
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 9 years
why are they SOOOO darn good! :-)
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
zacatecanita zacatecanita 9 years
Looks yummy!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Party, you must have a stand in for your pics. Too much ice cream, sauces and whipping cream.
bustacat97 bustacat97 9 years
The ice cream picture is soooo testing my cravings! I wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth!
mominator mominator 9 years
My hubby would love this.
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
i picked the wrong day to start my healthy eating "its not a diet" diet. :)
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