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Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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!

For this banana split ice cream cake, I use my favorite cake pans to make a standard chocolate cake. My favorite recipe is this Hershey’s cake.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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. 

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

Then, I spread out my banana cream pie ice cream in the pan, and let it harden back up in the freezer.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

Then, I put pineapple ice cream sauce onto the strawberry ice cream.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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!

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

The cake itself was delicious though, so we’ll make it again, just without the monkey.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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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Ingredients:
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Perry's Banana Cream Pie ice cream
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Pineapple Ice Cream Sauce
  • Homemade Whipped Cream
  • (Amounts of ingredients needed will vary depending on the size of the ice cream cake that you are making)
Instructions:
  1. Bake chocolate cake according to recipe or package directions.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Line the same cake pan with aluminum foil and freeze both flavors of ice cream, separately.
  4. Lift first layer out of pan and keep in the freezer while the other flavor is freezing.
  5. Place frozen strawberry ice cream layer on top of chocolate cake.
  6. Spread pineapple ice cream sauce onto the strawberry ice cream.
  7. Place cake back into freezer for approximately 30 minutes.
  8. Add banana cream pie ice cream layer.
  9. Frost with homemade whipped cream.
  10. Keep in the freezer until almost ready to serve.
  11. Cake takes 15 to 20 minutes to soften up enough to cut.
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