- 3-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2/3 cup butter, melted
- 4 to 5 medium banana
- 1/2 gallon Neapolitan ice cream (block carton)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- In a small bowl, combine crumbs and melted butter. Set aside 1/2 cup; press remaining crumbs into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Slice bananas widthwise and layer over crust. Cut ice cream widthwise into eighths; place over bananas. Spread edges of ice cream slices to cover banana and form a smooth layer. Sprinkle with nuts. Cover and freeze until firm.
- In a large saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Add sugar and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until slightly thickened and smooth. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Cool. Pour ice cream over filling; freeze until firm.
- In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form; spread over chocolate layer; top with reserved crumbs. Store in freezer (will keep for several weeks). Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 25 servings.
Originally published as Banana Split Dessert in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p61
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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009
Although there are several steps to preparing this dessert, it is well worth the effort. I used Cool Whip instead of the heavy whipping cream. It is easy to put together and sooo delicious!!!