I cannot believe I am actually sharing my favorite summer dessert recipe! If you ever are a guest at my home you may be served this dessert.
It takes only a small amount of time to prepare and is very impressive when served! I have had this recipe for over 30 years so I am sad to say I cannot give credit to the original creator of the recipe.
So, what goes better with summer than Ice Cream! There is never a bad time for ice cream, 3:00 AM when you cannot sleep is actually the perfect time.
This favorite summer dessert can be used at any function or event and it makes a large pan so you may have left overs for yourself which is even better.
Better than a trip to the local Ice Cream Shop:
Banana Split Dessert
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (I tend to use more for a thicker crust)
2-3 sliced bananas
1/2 gallon Neapolitan Ice Cream
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips (again, I use more)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
Cover 11×20″ pan with crumbs, keeping 1 cup for topping. (I have used a 9×13 and it just makes the dessert thicker). Place sliced bananas over the crumbs. Soften the ice cream and spread over the bananas. Then sprinkle the nuts. Freeze.
Melt the chocolate chips and butter, add powdered sugar and milk. Cool until cold and thick then spread over the frozen hut layer. Whip the cream adding the vanilla and spread over the chocolate. Sprinkle with the remaining graham crack crumbs.
On each individual serving on the plate, be creative with the presentation. Add fresh raspberries and bananas on the side with a sprig of mint for color.
Okay, I have shared. Anyone else have a favorite summer recipe they would like to share?