Banana Split Ice Cream Burger with homemade Klondike bar patty, banana cupcake bun, pineapple “cheese” and strawberry “ketchup.” A showstopper.
A Banana Split Ice Cream Burger so amazing, you just sort of stare at it in amazement. My version of my friend Tashbih’s Ice Cream Burger is a whole new set of flavors inspired by a banana split. Banana Cake “buns” glazed with Salted Caramel Sauce, topped with crushed peanut “sesame seeds” and filled with strawberry sauce “ketchup.” Inside the burger? A slice of pineapple “cheese” and a Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Klondike bar “patty” dipped in homemade magic shell. Chocolate, strawberry, white chocolate, banana, strawberry, pineapple, peanuts and caramel sauce…sounds like an amazing banana split to me!
These Banana Split Ice Cream Burgers were originally published on July 2nd 2015. So why is it making a reappearance today? Well #1, it is on Buzzfeed! yay! Secondly, I’ve learned a whooooole lot about how to edit photos. I was super contrast happy with the original set. And now that we are coming up to ice cream season (ok ok, ice cream is always in season) I felt it was time for one of my favorite posts to make a comeback. Also… it’s a banana split that looks like a burger… April Fools? ? Eh, kinda funny?
Here is the long and short of it. I came across a picture on foodgawker of a Caramel Ice Cream Burger. I stopped in my tracks and emailed the delightfully sweet blogger Tasbih about her fabulous recipe! It was so inspiring I HAD to make my own version. The thing is though, it isn’t like when you see a good brownie recipe and you recreate it and post it on your blog with a link back. This recipe was so unique and special, I wanted to be sure Tasbih knew I wanted to recreate it as a Banana Split Ice Cream Burger. A nod to the gorgeous dessert she had made. Fast friends I tell you.
I will admit there are quite a few steps here. This isn’t a toss it together dessert like my Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Pie, Flourless Chocolate Cake or Cinnamon Roll Cake. There are five recipes that go into this dessert but if you break it and make each recipe individually, they are all quite easy to make. Just commit yourself to the fact that at the end of the delicious rainbow you will have an amazing dessert that will be a real showstopper for your friends and family.
Let’s start with the “buns” made of Banana Cake, they are made and baked into a special half sphere mold. The bottom half of the buns are baked in a regular ¼ sheet pan and cut out with a biscuit cutter.After the cakes have cooled, I sliced off the tops of the buns and scooped out the insides to make a large well. Then I brushed it with a little melted white chocolate and let it set. Once it was set, I filled each one with some delicious strawberry sauce. Once filled, I covered them back up and used my Salted Caramel Sauce recipe to glaze both the tops and bottoms of the buns and topped them with some very finely crushed peanut “sesame seeds.”Okay, we’re done with the “buns” (that just sounds slightly wrong, haha) and now we move on to the “patty.” I used my recipe for the Dark Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bars… aka… Klondike Bars! 🙂Finally I added a slice of pineapple I cut out with the same metal biscuit cutter I used for the bottom of the buns and the ice cream bars. The uniformity in size make this dessert look perfectly proportioned. My biscuit cutter was 2.5 inches wide.To assemble the Banana Split Ice Cream Burger, put the bottom half of the bun on the plate, then the Dark Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bar, the slice of pineapple and the top half of the bun. Whew. In the best Ina Garten voice I can muster, “How easy is that?”
Banana Split Ice Cream Burger anyone?
- Banana Cake
- Salted Caramel Sauce
- 8 ounces Strawberries
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 Pineapple
- Chocolate Dipped Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bar
- 2 ounces White Chocolate
- Cut the strawberries into small chunks.
- Combine the strawberries with the water and sugar in a saucepan and cook on low for 15 minutes or until a pourable but thick consistency.
- Let cool completely.
- The "buns" are made of Banana Cake, they are made and baked into a special half sphere mold. The bottom half of the buns are baked in a regular ¼ sheet pan and cut out with a biscuit cutter.
- After the cakes have cooled, slice off the tops of the buns.
- Scoop out the insides to make a large well.
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments then stir until melted and smooth.
- Brush the insides with a little melted white chocolate and let it set.
- Once set, fill each one with some strawberry sauce.
- Cover them with the top of the bun and use Salted Caramel Sauce recipe to glaze both the tops and bottoms of the buns.
- Top the buns with some very finely crushed peanut "sesame seeds."
- The patty is simply the Dark Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bars.
- Using a 2.5 inch biscuit cutter, cut out a slice of pineapple.
- The uniformity in size make this dessert look perfectly proportioned.
- To assemble, put the bottom half of the bun on the plate, then the Dark Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Bar, the slice of pineapple and the top half of the bun.
Banana Split Ice Cream Burger overwhelming? I would be too. I made this recipe in steps. One day was the Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bar, one day the Salted Caramel Sauce, etc.. It made the day of the dinner party a total breeze, I just cut the pineapple slices and assembled the pieces quickly. The reaction was overwhelming and it made for an incredible end to the party.
Your site always makes me drools! MY mind is blown with this recipe like literally…this is amazing!
Aww that is so sweet! Thanks!
This sounds like a yummy recipe! I’ve never eaten or made anything like this before! Thanks for sharing.
Haha, I don’t think it has ever been done before. It was a crazy flavor idea of a totally genius idea of the lovely Tasbih!
WOW – that looks super delicious. Should I try to make this? It looks so appetizing, I would just eat all the ingredients before I finish
No way. Once you assemble it the cuteness is just too awesome. If you make the pieces of it you would have to assemble to enjoy it in all its delicious glory!
This is so creative! Both you and Tasbih did an excellent job!
Thanks! Hers was so amazing, I just wanted something that was remotely as good 🙂
There are a lot of steps here, but it looks to be completely worth it. What a fantastic idea!
Thanks so much! Yes, lots of steps but SO worth it!
What a fun recipe. I thought they were really burgers for a minute there. You got me, lol.
OMG, this look so delicious. I wonder if I can get my mom to fix this. I’m not much of a baker lol
Thanks 🙂 I hope you convince her!
Delicious….will try to make this
Oh my God! Epic, indeed! This looks so rich, I already gained a few pounds just by looking at it.
Yup! I did not hold back!
I have to try this recipe. It looks so delicious. I hope mine turn out as good as yours.
I hope you have as much fun making it as I did!
This looks so amazing my mouth is watering. I will have to make these this weekend to serve at my BBQ. I am sure they will be a huge hit.
That certainly looks interesting! Ha, this would be great to split amongst friends.
That’s some tasty looking pictures you’ve got up right there. I’m a little hungry too, so pretty good timing to see this post. 🙂
Such a great idea! This would be perfect for a party.
Those look amazing. I’ll eat as many as you can make, hehe.
What a great dessert. Why eat dinner when you can eat the banana split ice cream burger
Exactly! Burger and dessert in one 😉
You’re right, this does look pretty epic!
Aww thanks 🙂
That looks incredible. I’ve never had anything like this before. I bet its absolutely amazing!
We enjoyed it and fought over the last one, haha.
Oh my goodness! This is certainly a very interesting dessert! I would love to share this with my husband one night!
All I can say is wow, this looks so decadent.My kind of dessert!
Oh my gosh that looks so delicious!!! We love banana splits and this is a great twist on it.
That looks delicious! My diet is screaming at me to look away and forget about it! I’m sure my kids would love them.
Look away from the light!
Oh my! My kids would totally love to eat that.
Oh, my gawd! I want, I want! This is really a brilliant summer time treat!
I love banana cake, so this would be something I ike. Talk about a showstopper dessert!
Thanks! A lot of mouths dropped open when they took their first spoonful
This is insane….in a TOTAL good way. SO creative!
I think this is hands down the craziest dessert I have ever seen! A fun crazy of course. Looks delicious!
I have no words. This is the most fabulous dessert creation ever.
How sweet! Thanks!
Oh this is perfect for someone with a sweet tooth! I cannot imagine eating this but I can imagine being Mom of the Day making this for the kids 😉
Yeah it blew the mind of my oldest kid. I won tons of mom brownie points!
Wow, that really is a super twist on a banana split! I would love to try one myself!
Are you kidding me right now?!? This sounds so good. I am going to have to make them soon!
Yep, just a regular ol’ dessert, haha.
oh my! I have to try this!
I’m having a cookout on Monday. Can I skip the real burgers and just serve these instead?
I don’t think a single person would mind!
Takes creativity to a whole nother level!
Whoooaaaaaaaa! No really….whoooooaaaaaa! This is truly EPIC in every way and form. Hands down, best version of banana split I’ve ever seen. I’m in love with how this turned out. I mean even after you telling what the components are gonna be, I had this great picture in my mind, but you’ve exceeded the one in my imagination.
I love seeing my ice cream burger getting recreated and I’m beyond honored that I played some sort of inspiration. Thank you for all the nice things you said about my blog. So sweet…just like your banana split ice cream burger:)
Aww thanks! I remember when I saw yours, I was like “Wait, wait wait wait a second here…. THAT IS AWESOME!!” Haha. This is my ode to your awesomesauce recipe.
Coolest recipe of all time? Definitely. Your creativity is amazing Sabrina and can not think of a better dessert for a cookout!
Oh that looks delicious and what a fun idea. I had to look twice to realize that was indeed dessert and not meat etc:)
Yep, even though that sounds like an awesome ode to the Friends episode where Rachel put meat in her trifle.
This is the coolest looking dessert! I really want to try making some of these. I mean the buns alone look super good.
It really is a pretty looking dessert. So delicious sounding too!
That is just beyond awesome! Both of my kids will think this is the most awesome idea ever and I can’t wait to share it with them!
I think most kids would totally flip out for this. I would totally do it as a surprise though.
Looks delcious. I will try this recipe soon. I am sure my daughter will crazy for it.
Um, this thing looks like magic! I would love to make this for a special occasion! Thank you for sharing…pinned!
Thank you so much for the pin! and the kind words!
OMG that looks amazing! And such a perfect dessert for a BBQ!
*drool* This look so good!
I can feel myself slipping into a sugar coma just looking at this, and I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I love you right now. That is the most amazing thing I have ever seen.
Hahaha right back at ya!
OMG, you are going to make me so fat! That’s okay, though, because all of your recipes are absolutely fantastic!
Aww how sweet! I think I’ve had a couple low-cal ones on here right? 😉 Most clients want to be wowed!
This looks so amazing!!! A must-try for desser lovers;)
OMG! I want one of these…now, they looks so good.
Meeee too. I was sad when they were all gone!