Berry Good Banana Split


Enjoy a banana split and raise money for the OCRF, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund! Foodbuzz is posting a challenge and a Top 9 takeover on Monday, July 19th for this cause and will donate $50 for every Banana Split posted by a Featured Publisher. You can read more about this cause at Kelly Confidential.

With the abundance of berries at the stores right now, I decided to make my own strawberry sauce to go with the banana split. It is a very simple recipe that does not have too much sugar in it. This sauce will also be good with scones which will come in a following post.

Strawberry Sauce
1 lb strawberries (hulled and quartered)
¼ cup sugar

Place strawberries and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool. The sauce should be thick and syrupy.


For the chocolate sauce, I melted ¼ cup Nestle’s Toll House semi-sweet chocolate swirls in the microwave at 50% power setting for 60 seconds. Stir in 2 tablespoons of milk and microwave at 50% power setting for another 30 seconds.

Other Ingredients
Strawberries, hulled and sliced into quaters lengthwise
Raspberries
Blueberries
Chocolate chip swirls
Whipped cream
Maraschino cherries

To assemble, peel banana and slice in half lengthwise. Lay the two halves in a boat or bowl. Slice banana to fit. Put two to three scoops of ice cream between the banana halves. Place berries and chocolate chips decoratively in the bowl. Drizzle with chocolate and strawberry sauce. Top each scoop of ice cream with whipped cream and cherries.

These are our other creations. Have fun!

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!

57 Responses

  1. leaannbrown says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the heads up about the Banana Split Event. I hadn't seen anything about it yet. Most certainly will try to participate.

  2. Stella says:

    Oh my gosh, Biren, I was thinking about making a banana split recently. Yum! Yours looks so delicious. I love the look of it in your photos, especially with that pretty cherry *drool*

  3. mina joshi says:

    All the banana split variations looks delicious.

  4. lisa says:

    you have won the banana split award! looks very delicious and sweet. love the abundance of strawberry!
    thank you,
    Lisa
    CookNg Sisters

  5. IJust LoveMyApron says:

    I want them all Biren! Good luck with the challenge. They look super good!

  6. Cristina says:

    The strawberry sauce sounds fantastic. Very nicely put together, Biren. Really like those banana split boats.

  7. Leanne says:

    Yay for tht challenge! Great idea. I love your banana splits, i wouldn't mind any of em!

  8. love2cook says:

    GOSH, the Banana split with berries are making me go ga-ga now! I really really feel like grabbing the glass over the screen. Hehehehe…

  9. jillyann says:

    that is so pretty Biren….looks yummy!

  10. Liv Wan says:

    This banana split looks so yummy. Especially the strawberry sauce….I will try to make it at home this weekend. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  11. Juliana says:

    Wow, the banana split look so yummie…love it with the berries on it :-)

  12. Sharon says:

    The banana splits looks so good…

  13. denise fletcher says:

    I love the first sundae – and you made your own strawberry sauce? Very rajin, you LOL Best of luck for the challenge. Hope you win!!!

  14. pavithra says:

    Nothing I can see all these pictures, except wow wow wow!!!

  15. lequan@luvtoeat says:

    Beautiful and yummy looking banana splits Biren. I'm afraid to show my daughter as I know she would want one.

  16. Megan says:

    Yum diddly dee yum yum! Wow, I have not made a banana split in such a long time! I just made homemade raspberry ice cream… time to get the bananas. Thanks for mentioning the great cause! Love that you did this! ♥ miss megan

  17. anncoo says:

    WOW Biren! The banana splits look lovely with all that berries on it! Can't wait to try some. Going to make one too :)

  18. Lazaro says:

    Great, great job with these Banana splits. I am a big fan of your creations. Good luck with the contests!

  19. A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says:

    NEED ONE! I haven't had a banana split in AGES!

  20. Elin says:

    Biren…that is a real summer treat and to a good cause too :)

  21. Angie's Recipes says:

    A lovely summer treat!

  22. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Been seeing a lot of banana spilts!

  23. Cherine says:

    mmm banana split, a great summer dessert!

  24. pigpigscorner says:

    I want some too! Haven't had banana splits in a long time!

  25. Joanne says:

    I love the idea of eating a banana split to cure cancer. God isn't charity work difficult :P

  26. the lacquer spoon says:

    Beautiful and very summery! Love to eat them under the sunshine :)

  27. rotinrice says:

    I think there is a mail from Foodbuzz to Featured Publisher on this event. It is a good cause :)

  28. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Stella! I had fun with this one – assembling and eating, of course! Good thing I have two teenagers here to help with the eating :)

  29. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Mina! This was a fun post :)

  30. rotinrice says:

    You are sweet! I love those strawberries too :)

  31. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Tanantha! Thanks also for becoming a fan on Facebook :)

  32. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Cristina! We had fun with this one. The boats are really nice but having to decorate 3 scoops in this weather and still having to take pictures is a challenge. The ice cream melted but it still tasted pretty good :)

  33. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Leanne! It was fun putting these together. My teenagers enjoyed it and wouldn't mind having it more often.

  34. rotinrice says:

    I would have love to pass one on to you :) Perhaps that may be possible in the future!!!

  35. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Jillyann! This was a fun and easy post. The boys loved it :)

  36. rotinrice says:

    hanks! The sauce is really easy peasy. Hope you enjoy making it.

  37. rotinrice says:

    I love the berries too. I made one for myself with more berries than ice cream :)

  38. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Sharon!

  39. rotinrice says:

    I do too but it was my eldest who got to eat that one. The strawberry sauce is easy peasy. I do every year when the strawberries go on sale. Thanks!

  40. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Pavithra!

  41. rotinrice says:

    It's really easy to put together. You can get the strawberry and chocolate sauce in bottles. A healthier version is to just assemble them with the berries and fresh cream.

  42. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Megan! It's for a good cause :)

  43. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Lazaro! Your support is greatly appreciated :)

  44. rotinrice says:

    I have not had one for a long time too before this. My teenagers loved it!

  45. rotinrice says:

    Yes, it is for a good cause :)

  46. rotinrice says:

    Great for this time of the year!

  47. rotinrice says:

    It's great for this time of the year over in the northern hemisphere. Also for a good cause :)

  48. rotinrice says:

    Yes, it is getting pretty warm over here in MN. It's great to have ice cream.

  49. rotinrice says:

    Ice cream is great for this time of the year. Really fun to put together as well :)

  50. rotinrice says:

    Isn't that great? Enjoyed the treat even better knowing it is for a good cause :)

  51. rotinrice says:

    It was fun putting it together. Yes, it would be lovely to have it outdoors :)

  52. rotinrice says:

    Thanks Ann! I hope you have fun with yours :)

  53. Anna says:

    Oh Biren, that looks awesome, and it's lovely to help. All those berries make it healthier right? Guilt free. :-D

  54. Reeni says:

    Your banana split looks scrumptious with your homemade strawberry sauce! And it's such a great cause – I hope I have time to get my entry in.

  55. Julie M. says:

    Yum! Your banana splits look divine! I'm sure my kids would love if I participated in this event. Enjoy your dessert!

  56. sweetlife says:

    oh great split, my gilr slove adding all kinds of "EXTRAS" to their creation.,..great cause..and wonderful pics, glad you helped out
    sweetlife

  57. bunkycooks says:

    Good luck with the contest! Your splits look good really yummy!

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