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Old Fashioned Banana Split Dessert

Banana Split Dessert
Banana Split Dessert
I couldn’t believe it when I found this old family recipe in my Mom’s files. We only had it on rare occasions when Mom wasn’t worrying about fat and cholesterol. Try this dessert for your next family get together. In my opinion this is better than the real thing!


  • 2 -3 bananas
  • graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 gal ice cream, Neopolitan or vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pt whipping cream, whipped and sweetened to taste

Cover an 11×15 inch p[an with graham cracker crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumbs. Slice bananas crossways and layer over crust. Slice ice cream in 1/2 inch slices and place over bananas. Sprinkle with 1 cup nuts. Freeze until firm. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk. Cook and stir until thick and smooth. Cool. Pour over ice cream. Freeze. When this is cold, spread whipped cream over chocolate sauce. Top with reserved crumbs. Freeze


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