Summer Banana Split Classic or With A Twist

Summer and 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.

Banana Split

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).


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


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!


Source: MPG Blog Living Poolside