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How To Make A Homemade Banana Split Ice Cream Cake
By Jennifer Spears
We celebrated a birthday recently…our little girl turned 2! To celebrate, I made her this banana split ice cream cake, to go along with her monkey themed party.
Ice cream cakes are incredibly easy to make at home, and making this one banana split flavored was just a matter of choosing the right flavors of ice creams and fillings.
This technique works with any flavors of cake and ice cream that you put together…so once you learn how simple it is…the sky is the limit as to the ice cream cakes that you can create.
You can print out the recipe at the bottom of this post, but here is how I made it!
Next, I started making the ice cream layers. To do this, I lined the same cake pan that I used to bake the bake with aluminum foil.
Then, I spread out my banana cream pie ice cream in the pan, and let it harden back up in the freezer.
I repeated this step with the strawberry ice cream. As the layers harden up, you can lift the foil out of the pan and leave it in the freezer on another baking sheet.
Once both the banana cream pie and strawberry ice cream layers where frozen, I began to layer my cake. I added the strawberry ice cream layer right on top of the chocolate cake. It works best to flip the ice cream over onto the cake and then peel the foil off.
Then, I put pineapple ice cream sauce onto the strawberry ice cream.
After adding the pineapple sauce, I put the cake back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Then, I added the banana cream pie ice cream layer. Again, I flipped it over on top of the pineapple, and peeled the foil off.
Now that the banana split ice cream cake is fully assembled, it is time to frost it. The best thing to frost ice cream cakes with is homemade whipped cream. Simply sweeten heavy whipping cream with a bit of sugar, and whip until thick.
Since our daughter was having a monkey themed party, I decorated her cake with a monkey made out of softened tootsie rolls and fondant…with a real mini-banana to bring it all together!
The cake itself was delicious though, so we’ll make it again, just without the monkey.
Ice cream cakes are so incredibly easy to make at home…and they are so impressive!
One last tip…be sure to take your ice cream cake out of the freezer 15 to 20 minutes before you want to cut it.
Mix up your flavors and have fun! I’d love to know what you come up with, leave me a comment to let me know.
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