Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Cream Banana Splits #IceCreamWeek

Insanely decadent banana ice cream filled with chocolate and peanut butter cups. Then the ice cream gets turned into a banana split complete with banana caramel and chocolate sauce. 

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Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Myself and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun! Another day of ice cream. Are you sick of it yet? No. Me either. My waistline may beg to differ. It’ll get over it! Today is a bit of an over top recipe. I love a great banana split so it occurred to me to make “banana” banana split. And what goes better with bananas? Chocolate and peanut butter of course. So I got a tad carried away . You’re welcome!

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Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Banana Splits #IceCreamWeek

Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Banana Splits #IceCreamWeek

Insanely decadent banana ice cream filled with chocolate and peanut butter cups. Then the ice cream gets turned into a banana split complete with banana caramel and chocolate sauce.

Ingredients

    For the Chocolate Covered Bananas:
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup chocolate
  • For the Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon banana extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Add-ins during final spin:
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup chocolate covered bananas
  • For the Homemade Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • For the Splits:
  • Ice Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • Bananas

Instructions

    For the Chocolate Covered Bananas:
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Cut the banana into pieces.
  • Dunk the banana pieces in the chocolate, then lay them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Stick the chocolate covered bananas in the freezer till needed.
  • For the Banana, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream:
  • In a stand mixer combine the whole milk, sugar, vanilla extract and banana extract, spin on medium high using a whisk attachment until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the heavy cream and pinch of salt, whisk on medium high to start until it starts to thicken a bit, then turn on high until it becomes almost like whipping cream.
  • Cover and stick in the fridge for at least an hour, or as long as overnight.
  • Remove and transfer the liquid to an ice cream machine. Turn on and allow to churn for about 10 minutes.
  • Toss in the mini peanut butter cups and chocolate covered bananas. Allow to mix until incorporated.
  • Cover again and pop in the freezer until it hardens.
  • For the Homemade Whipped Cream:
  • In a stand mixer combine the heavy cream and sugar. Whisk on medium initially, then turn to high as it thickens. Whip until fluffy. Cover and set aside till needed.
  • For the Splits:
  • Cut bananas in half. Lay in dishes.
  • Scoop three big scoops of ice cream into thee dishes.
  • Pour some caramel and hot fudge over top.
  • Add some whipping cream.
  • Toss on some extra mini peanut butter cups.
  • Serve with a big old "banana" smile!

Notes

This is step heavy if you make it all from scratch. But it's so worth it!

Cravings of a Lunatic's Banana Caramel Sauce Recipe

Cravings of a Lunatic's Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2013/08/peanut-butter-banana-and-chocolate-ice-cream-banana-splits-icecreamweek.html

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If you’d like to check out today’s #IceCreamWeek recipes, drool over the blogs below:

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Giveaway for Ice Cream Week

Thanks for continuing to join us for Ice Cream Week. Be sure to stop by the Giveaway for your chance to win a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

For more Ice Cream Week Fun:

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Comments

  1. 1

    I cannot recall the last time I had a banana split. Too long evidently.

  2. 3

    Oh my, that looks decadent. I just popped on here to say hi and that I’m so sad I couldn’t be a part of the group this week. We still don’t have Internet and the data usage on the iPad is killing me when I do anything online. Can’t wait to get the issue fixed.

    • 4
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Awe thanks so much Christiane. I wish you had joined us but I totally understand. My internet was done for almost a week and I about freaked out. So I feel for you.

  3. 5

    This looks really good. I’ve still got the father-in-law and I’m struggling to keep up. I’ll join in on something soon, I promise!

    • 6
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Maureen. One of these days you can join one of our things. Till then you get the most supportive blogger of the year award. I love you.

  4. 7

    I am absolutely loving the tiny peanutbutter cups! Awesome job here!

    • 8
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks. I need to get back over to the states to trader joes for the really mini ones. They are the bomb and I wish I could get them here.

  5. 9

    This is a banana split kicked up several levels, I’d say! Incredibly good looking. I haven’t had one of these in ages – maybe I should before the summer is over? I mean it’s Ice Cream Week!

    • 10
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks John. I love a good banana split. I get a hankering every now and then. I can never say no to a good split.

  6. 11

    Kimmy, you’re such a good friend, helping me put on my winter fat. ;) xo

  7. 13

    HOLY COW!! This ice cream sounds incredible. Love that you churned in chocolate covered bananas and peanut butter cups. That just sound crazy good! I need a bowl of this.

  8. 15

    Decadent indeed! THis is something I would eat with elbows out, ready to defend any advances to sneak a bite.

  9. 17

    Your ice cream bowl…thingy…is just THE CUTEST! I seriously thought it was a cone at first. Regardless, this ice cream sounds heavenlyyyy

    • 18
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, thanks. I got it with a gift certificate the kids bought me. It’s so cute. I think it was from Pier One Imports.

  10. 19

    I just want the nana. With more nana. Because I may be getting full of ice cream. Don’t tell anyone!

  11. 21

    I love your bowl, it’s the cutest! This ice cream recipe looks bananas! (hehe). Really, it looks delicious!

    • 22
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks so much. I got it at Pier One Imports. My kids always get me gift certificates from there so I can give in to my prop passion.

  12. 23

    OKay… this banana split is talking to me… it’s saying, “EAT ME!” I wish I could dive into it and do just that. :)

  13. 25

    I want this ice cream… Now! Sorry to yell. Clearly, this ice cream has driven me to madness. Yum!

  14. 27

    Banana extract? Interesting. I love the idea of making banana splits with banana ice cream. It’s like a duh moment :D

    • 28
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I know right. It’s fabulous. And no brown bananas to deal with. Many levels of banana flavour on this one. So good.

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