The swimming pool season is upon us!
Summer is just around the corner & now is a great time to prepare for days and nights spent Living Poolside. Nothing says summer is hear like the classic, tried and true snack/desert the banana split. Here are a few tips for having this classic summer treat on hand for kids and a grown up version for the adults.
The Classic Banana Split - ingredients:
Bananas & Strawberries
Chocolate, vanilla & strawberry ice cream
The Modified Banana Split - ingredients:
Consider adding Pineapple, Peach, Kiwi to the classic Bananas & Strawberries
Ice cream can be replaced by sherbet or frozen yogurt
Whipped topping & chocolate syrup can be options
Candy sprinkles or coconut flakes
Maraschino cherries can be omitted
One of the great things about a banana split is that kids enjoy making these themselves so sit your ingredients out buffet style and let them get creative - just don't forget table coverings (Beach towels work great - they lend to a festive atmosphere & once the creating & consuming is done just toss in the washer).
Adult Mini Split Beverage - ingredients:
Vanilla ice cream
Baileys - we like Baileys Chocolate Cherry but the choice is yours
Chocolate syrup - optional
In a parfait or short glass place a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Pour a shot of Baileys over the ice cream
Next add the whipped cream
Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired
Top with a maraschino cherry
Enjoy with the adults poolside! Here's to countless days of easy, poolside entertaining this summer!