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I have been creating molecular recipes the last few days to enter in the dessert contest. I decided to make a banana spilt and it turned out really well! Some molecular dishes don't have a lot of flavor and kind of a weird texture but this was delicious! This was my first time attempting  spherification. The first time I try any molecular thing something always goes wrong. This time it wasn't that bad except I had a problem getting the chocolate spheres to turn out right but eventually I got them to the point were the were just about right. I hope everybody enjoys this instructable on how to make a molecular banana split! If you like this instructable please vote for me in the dessert contest!
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Step 1: Ingredients and Materials

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Heavy whipping cream
Vanilla extract
Chocolate ice cream
Sodium Alginate
Calcium Lactate

Immersion blender
2 containers full of water
Blow torch

Step 2: Strawberry Sphere

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The strawberry spheres are made by mixing strawberries and heavy whipping cream with an immersion blender. Then whisk in about a third a package of calcium lactate. If the mixture is very runny you can add a little xanthan gum to thicken it. Make sure not to over mix or it will turn into whip cream.

Step 3: Chocolate spheres

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I made the chocolate spheres by mixing heavy whipping cream,  melted chocolate ice cream, and a third of a package of calcium lactate. Not all of the chocolate spheres I made turned out right but some of them did. Another way to make these that would probably work better is to mix heavy whipping cream with coco powder and sugar.

Step 4: Vanilla Spheres

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The vanilla spheres were made by mixing heavy whipping cream with sugar, vanilla extract, and the rest of the packet of calcium lactate with an immersion blender.
This is so awesome. I've totally wanted to try out molecular gastronomy. Now I just need a blowtorch.
rrkrose (author)  thecheapskatemom2 years ago
Molecular gastronomy is super fun and a blowtorch is a must!
This looks beautiful and delicious!
rrkrose (author)  susanchen20112 years ago
Thank you! :)
danlynne073 years ago
wow,awesome. now i need to get a blow torch.
rrkrose (author)  danlynne073 years ago
Yes you do! Everybody needs a blowtorch! Lol but it does make cooking a lot more fun.
sunshiine3 years ago
How cool is this? Thanks for sharing.
Delicious! I've never seen a molecular banana split before; it looks amazing!
rrkrose (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thanks! I was talking to some friends about the dessert contest and someone mentioned banana split. My molecular gastronomy kit arrived the next day and I new I had to attempt to make a molecular banana split. It turned out really well and is by far the best tasting molecular dessert I have made!
marsua693 years ago
It looks delicious!!!!!!
rrkrose (author)  marsua693 years ago
Thank you!
Any dessert that uses a blowtorch is a good desert. :D
rrkrose (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
I agree! It makes everything so much more fun!