Tonight I’m doing something a bit different for a Food Mash Up, normally I combined two foods that are not normally thought of together, instead of that, tonight I’m going to make it easier for those of you who have a hard time choosing between an Ice Cream Sandwich and a Banana Split, enjoy!
Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich
We have two radically different desserts here to combine:
Banana Split: A concoction of a banana sliced in half, placed in a dish and covered with ice cream, chocolate sauce and topped with a maraschino cherry.
Ice Cream Sandwich: Two cookies placed around a slab of ice cream, which allows for a spoon free, yet not as messy way to enjoy ice cream.
The key is to stay as true to each as possible, while incorporating the best part of each. This is a lot easier than might be expected. There are several other attempts at creating such a delight, but the ones I’ve seen all miss the point of being self contained.
The history of each of these items are blurred to say the least, no one knows who exactly invented either dessert, but suffice to say they are both well loved.
What you need:
Bananas – sliced the easy way (into circles)
Ice cream -softened but not melted
Large ice cream sandwich cookies – the lager the better.
Maraschino cherries – optional – chopped
Good quality chocolate bar – grated
Whipped cream -optional-
Melted chocolate, beginning to cool.
Building a better sandwich:
Take one cookie and put a thin coating of ice cream on it, maybe 1/4″ thick, depending on how thick you want the final sandwich to be.
After spreading your ice cream, place a layer of sliced banana on it, make sure to squeeze as many slices as possible on it without too much over lapping. Next spread another thin layer of ice cream over the bananas, being careful to cover all the bananas.
On top of the second layer of ice cream, sprinkle your coconut and chocolate, you want to make sure there is enough of each, however do not cover all of your ice cream, other wise your sandwich may not stay in one piece.
Add a third layer of ice cream. On top of your third layer of ice cream, add your chopped maraschino cherries, again making sure not to cover quite all of the ice cream below.
Add a fourth layer of ice cream or use whipped cream if you’d prefer, top with another cookie.
Freeze the banana spit sandwich until firm, then dip the edges in the melted chocolate and refreeze for half an hour and enjoy.
There you have it, a new treat for a hot summer day, I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thanks for reading!