Happy Banana Split Day!

Sorry to be posting this so late, but it’s been one of those days! My calendar says today is Banana Split Day. Sounds like a good holiday, right? 😉

When I was a kid, I always asked for a banana split any time we went to the ice cream shop. So what’s in a banana split? That’s really up to you, but here is how I make them. Some things you will need…

Bananas. (I bet you figured that out already!) 😉

The most important ingredient…ice cream! I use vanilla put you could use whatever kind you like.

Your favorite toppings…like chocolate syrup

Caramel topping…

A fruit topping like strawberries or strawberry jam or maybe pineapple. Some chopped nuts like pecans or peanuts.

Start by slicing a banana into a bowl.

Add some scoops of ice cream.

Add your toppings. I like to use 3 toppings. Here I used strawberry jam, caramel topping and chocolate syrup.

Top with some whip cream and nuts.

And EAT it! Lol The sky’s the limit here on what kind of ice cream and toppings you use. Marshmallow cream is another good topping! Mmmm! Have fun making your own banana splits or take a trip to your nearest ice cream shop and let them make it for you! 🙂 Again, Happy Banana Split Day!

Taste Testing Tuesday #44 – Ice Cream!

“You scream, I scream, We all scream for ice cream!” Have you heard that saying before? One tidbit I read said it came from the original “I-Scream Bar” or what later became known as the Eskimo Pie. Be that as it may, who is ready to taste test some ice cream?! Ooooo, ME, of course! There are soooooo many combinations when it comes to ice cream and ice cream toppings but for today, we will use Breyer’s vanilla ice cream and try 6 different toppings on it. Ready? Are you drooling? Let’s go!

#1.) We’ll start with plain vanilla ice cream. Maybe you don’t need anything else on your ice cream! Maybe you prefer it just as it is. 🙂

#2.) Hershey’s Chocolate syrup. Mmm! When I eat vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup, it takes me back to when I was a little girl and I stayed at my grandparents house overnight. Grandma would often give us vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup drizzled over it for a snack before bed. So yummy!

#3.) Caramel syrup. My husband is a big fan of caramel syrup.

#4.) Strawberry topping or fresh strawberries. We used to eat vanilla ice cream this way at my other set of grandparents. 😉

#5.) Chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Ooohhh, this is soooo good! (Ok, yep, this one wins first place for me!) Who can resist peanut butter covered in milk chocolate?!

#6.) Sprinkles!! Remember sprinkles make everything better, right?! 😉

#7.) Banana Split. In case you never had one, a banana split has pieces of bananas on the bottom, topped with ice cream and 2 or 3 toppings with nuts and whip cream. This one has bananas, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, strawberry topping and chopped roasted pecans. Yuuuuummmm! (Well, maybe THIS one is my favorite?)

Of course, there are many, many more ways to eat vanilla ice cream! How do you usually eat it? Which way is your favorite? Did you NOT like any of these toppings? I liked them ALL! (Which could be why my clothes are fitting tighter than they were! Oops!) I hope you’ll have an ice cream taste testing party at your house! 🙂