- 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.
Reviews forBanana Split Dessert
"I've never written a negative review about any recipe; I must be very lucky and have managed to select recipes that my family and I like. This one as pretty as the photo is, it's just not tasty at all. It's too time consuming to make, it's hard to cut when ready, and it's even harder to eat. The top layer of whipping creme is disgusting, (should have used cool whip (like another reviewer) there's no sweetness to that top layer at all.... I would never make this again even if I had used whipped creme because, it wouldn't have altered the other negatives about this recipe... Sorry my opinion, I see others liked it so?....."
"Many better tasting banana split desserts that don't require all this fuss. Sorry. Not a keeper for me."
"I made this years ago when we had large parties. It is absolutely wonderful! I will have to make it again because now I am very hungry for it!! I am so glad to see it again and saved it in my recipe box. I have always treasured this recipe."
"Best desert ever. I have made it with sugar-free ice cream and sugar free fudge topping. It is also excellent. We were making this in the 7-"s in WI. I made it today. Enjoy!"