Living Poolside

Banana Split Classic or With A Twist

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Mon, May 23, 2016


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.

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The Classic Banana Split - ingredients:

Bananas & Strawberries

Chocolate, vanilla & strawberry ice cream

Whipped topping

Chocolate Syrup

Marachino Cherries

 

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).

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Adult Mini Split Beverage - ingredients:

Vanilla ice cream

Baileys - we like Baileys Chocolate Cherry but the choice is yours

Whipped topping

Maraschino cherries

Chocolate syrup - optional

Directions:

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!

 

Tags: Poolside entertaining