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
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!