Friday, July 16, 2010

Electrolux #splits: Island Banana Split

IMG_8520 Foodbuzz is featuring a Top 9 takeover exclusively made of banana splits (which is perhaps the greatest idea ever) which is cohosted by Electrolux to support Ovarian Cancer research (topped the greatest idea ever). Kelly Ripa just recently made banana splits with some food bloggers to raise awareness for the cause.
So I wanted to join in the fun. For every split made Foodbuzz donates $$ to Ovarian Cancer Research. Awesome x3.
Ahem. Any excuse to eat ice cream is definitely fun for me. It’s currently 9 am and my daughter is eating a banana split (Yeah, we’ll bash me on my parenting skills later).
IMG_8523 My banana split has:
  • apple banana (split!) which is a banana we grow here in Hawaii (and probably other places) that is a little smaller and has a tang to it that I prefer to regular bananas
  • Chocolate coconut ice cream (recipe follows)
  • Tahitian vanilla ice cream (store-bought)
  • Kula (local grown) strawberries macerated in sugar
  • Caramelized mac nuts (yep, made these myself)
  • super dark chocolate sauce (recipe follows)
Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream
  • 1 1/3 C heavy cream
  • 1 can coconut milk (2 Cups)
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 3 oz dark chocolate bar (good quality—I used Valhrona)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat. Stir constantly. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for several minutes until the mixture thickens. It will look like the beginning stages of custard.
  2. Move to a bowl, cover with saran wrap and chill overnight (about 8 hours)
  3. .Freeze according to ice cream maker directions
This ice cream was amazing. I found myself licking the spoon the whole time I made it. After I chilled it it was like custard. Gorgeous.
Dark Chocolate Sauce (my mother-in-law’s recipe)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 4 T baking cocoa (I used Hershey’s dark chocolate cocoa, but you can make it a little lighter with regular cocoa)
  • 1 T flour
  • 2 T butter
  • 2/3 C canned milk or a mixture of cream and milk
  1. Whisk together sugar, cocoa and flour in a saucepan. Put in butter and turn burner to medium. Melt butter and whisk together until the mixture is a paste.
  2. Add milk slowly, whisking thoroughly after each addition, and wait until it thickens a little before adding more. Mixture should simmer a little.
  3. Keep stirring and heating until sauce thickens and sugar is completely melted.


Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

this looks perfect. I want some even though I would be dying afterwards of a mean lactose intolerant stomach ache. I want some!

Le Mama! said...

oh my gosh I almost just jumped into the computer screen to eat some! Yummy!

Pamela Palmer said...

Glad to know you're still alive and intact (though you are probably wishing you could subdivide). Glad to know you're still devising delicious concoctions. Will see you soon.

Robbie said...

Your ice cream looks so professional! Do you have any more? Good job making a unique banana split that I'm sure was so so so onolicious!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Your banana split is gorgeous! All of those flavors together sound amazing. So much chocolate in one place is always a must! xo

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