Did you know that today is National Ice Cream Day? I thought it would be a perfect day to share my Banana Split Ice Cream Cake. Don’t fret if you can’t celebrate today, you have 10 days left because July is National Ice Cream Month!
Banana splits are one of my favorite ice cream treats, so it was an easy combination to use when creating another easy ice cream cake. Personally I don’t like pineapple topping or whipped cream on my banana splits so I didn’t represent those flavors in my creation.
I did include Tillamook Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream, white cake, hot fudge, chopped nuts and bananas! If you insist on pineapples and whipped cream though, feel free to adapt my recipe just don’t ask me to try it. 😉
Banana Split Ice Cream Cake Ingredients
White Cake Mix
Tillamook Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Topping
(2-3) Bananas – chopped
1/2 C Nuts – chopped
Banana Split Ice Cream Cake Directions
- Follow cake mix directions and bake 2 round 9″ cakes. You only need 1 for the recipe.
- After the cake cools, place in springform pan with cookie sheet underneath.
- Using 1/2 of the ice cream, stir and let soften until it’s a nice “frosting texture”. Don’t let it get too melty!
- Quickly frost the cake with the ice cream, then cover with 1/2 of the chopped bananas.
- Drizzle 1/2 of hot fudge (warm slightly so it will pour easy) and sprinkle 1/2 of chopped nuts on the top.
- Put cake in the freezer for a couple hours (until frozen).
- Repeat steps (3-6), Quickly. Otherwise, 1st 1/2 of the cake will start to melt.
- Done. If kept in tupperware, the cakes stay fresh for several days in the freezer. You will need to pull the cake out a few minutes early to soften before slicing and serving.
If you would like to see a video of a similar process, check out my Ice Cream Cookie Cake Tutorial.
It was super yummy, I loved the chunks of Oregon strawberries within the ice cream!
Tillamook ice cream and yogurt is now available in Arizona, they offered to send me samples to try so I could share my thoughts with you. They were all delicious. The boys particularly loved the Tillamook Mudslide! To find out if Tillamook ice cream and yogurt is available in your area, check out their Where To Buy search feature.
Disclosure: Tillamook sent me samples to facilitate my recipe creation. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!