Guess what? A banana split sundae made with coffee ice cream instead of the more traditional vanilla or chocolate is so totally yummy. The banana’s mellow sweetness and the coffee ice cream’s slight bitterness make an amazing contrast. Throw on some chocolate sauce, whipped cream and nuts (and cherries, or whatever else you like), and it’s delicious.
- Banana, sliced in half lengthwise
- Coffee Ice Cream (I like Haagen Daas, because it’s only got a few ingredients and none of them are bizarre chemicals – and it’s delicious)
- Chocolate sauce (I like Nesquik)
- Whipped cream
- Almonds or cashews – both are wonderful, as would be probably most other types of nuts
- Maraschino cherries (optional)
This is really simple, and you can make it in whatever order you want, but just for fun I photographed my own creation stage by stage.
Let’s go bananas – and nuts!
Here’s where I sliced the bananas in half.
The bananas want to be close to the chocolate syrup – indulge them.
The coffee ice cream comes next – right in the middle, and stirring up trouble.
After coffee, sometimes we go a little bit nuts. That’s caffeine for ya!
The nuts also want to be close to the chocolate, and if you’re smart, you know better than to mess with the nuts. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with two drizzles of chocolate. Right?
Whipped cream – the perfect lid to put on this deliciousness.
And one final drizzle of chocolate. What? It wasn’t even my idea! The whipped cream said it felt naked. What was I supposed to do?
Tweaking the recipe
Of course you can do a whole lot more with this:
- Add in some butterscotch or caramel syrup.
- Marshmallows – big soft ones or little sweet ones.
- Peanuts instead of almonds.
- Chocolate liqueur or Kahlua instead of chocolate syrup.
- Sliced strawberries.
Be sure to post your own variations in the comments down below!