Introduction: Banana Split Ice Cream Cake
If you love banana splits than you will love this recipe. It basically turns a classic banana split into a simple and easy ice cream cake.
Step 1: Gather the Materials and Ingredients
For this cake I used a 4 inch 375ml spring form pan to make my cake, so it is pretty small because that is the way that I like it. However, you may also use a more common 9 inch 2250ml spring form pan by just adding more crust, ice cream and bananas (I worked it out to be about 6.x this recipe). To make this recipe for the 4 inch 375ml spring form pan you will need the following ingredients and materials:
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup Oreo baking crumbs
1/2 cup strawberry ice cream
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup chocolate ice cream
1 maraschino cherry
4 inch 375ml spring form pan
Ice cream scoop
Step 2: Make the Crust
To make the crust, pour a half cup of Oreo baking crumbs into a small bowl. Combine with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Now press the mixture firmly into the bottom of your pan and put it into the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Add the Ice Cream
To add the ice cream, first scoop a half cup (or enough to fill up a third of the space left in the pan) of chocolate ice cream into the pan, making sure to flatten it out using either the back of the ice cream scoop or a knife. If you would like to have crisper borders between ice cream flavours you can clean the ice cream that has made its way onto the side of the pan with a cloth. Put this into the freezer for about 20 minutes or until the ice cream feels hard to the touch. Now, repeat the steps used in making the chocolate layer with the vanilla and then strawberry layer. Make sure that when you do the strawberry layer that you make it especially smooth because that is what you will see at the top of your cake. Once you are done the strawberry layer, let your cake stay in the freezer for about 2 hours or until completely solid. This way your cake will freeze through completely so you can get the best results! To make any of the layers more smooth just use slightly more melted ice cream and freeze it for a bit longer. After you have finished all the layers, take the cake out of the spring form pan and put it onto a plate.
Step 4: Add the Banana
Peel the banana. Slice both ends off of the banana, and then from there, slice the banana into two pieces long enough that they would be able to fit from the bottom to the top of the ice cream cake (if you sliced the banana in half that would probably work about right, too). Now cut both pieces lengthwise. To put these on the cake, first make teeny notches (each of these represents where one banana will go) in the cake that divide it into quarters. This is so that you are not ruining your entire cake once you realize that you have done a lopsided job of putting the bananas on. When sticking the bananas to the cake have them facing outside out and inside in. Also, make sure that you are not moving them around too much as you put them on to avoid smudging the cake. At this point if you are not going to serve the cake right away you should put it in the freezer until you are ready to decorate and serve it.
Step 5: Decorate!
I think that this is the most fun of all the steps. First, you put one small squirt of whipped cream onto the top of each of the bananas. Now dust a small amount of leftover Oreo baking crumbs fairly centrally on the cake. Now to put a cherry on top, we will literally put a cherry on top. First squirt a dollop of whipped cream into the center of the cake and then put your maraschino cherry on top of that.
And there you have it: A Banana Split Ice Cream Cake! Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my intractable I really hope you enjoyed it and will enjoy eating your cake! :)
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