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Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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Soo good. Really. That’s all there is to it!

Oh, and don’t let the ‘cake’ part fool you … there’s no cake in this ‘cake’!

Ingredients

  • 20 whole Oreo Cookies
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 4 whole Bananas
  • 1 pint Strawberry Ice Cream
  • 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 jar (about 16 Oz. Jar) Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 1 container (16 Oz. Container) Frozen Sliced Sweetened Strawberries, Thawed And Drained
  • Fresh Whipped Cream, For Serving
  • Crushed Pineapple, For Serving

Preparation

Take out the strawberry ice cream to thaw. Place the Oreos in a gallon Ziploc bag and crush well with a rolling pin or small frying pan. Pour the melted butter into the Ziploc bag and mix it up. Press this crumb mixture into the bottom of a springform pan.

Slice the bananas into 1/2″ rounds and arrange in a single layer on top of the crust. (Use as many banana slices as needed to fill the layer.) Place the pan into the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Scoop the softened strawberry ice cream in small scoops on top of the frozen banana layer, smoothing it together with a spoon dipped in warm water. Return to the freezer for 1-2 hours, until the ice cream is firm again.

Take the vanilla ice cream out of the freezer to thaw. Warm the hot fudge sauce slightly, just until it is easily spreadable. Pour the fudge over the strawberry ice cream layer, smoothing the top, and place back into the freezer for 15 minutes or so, until the fudge has firmed up again.

Scoop the softened vanilla ice cream in small scoops on top of the fudge layer, again smoothing it together with the back of a spoon dipped in warm water. Cover with plastic wrap and return to the freezer for at least another 4-6 hours until very firm. (At this point the cake could be frozen, well wrapped, for a week or longer!)

Pour the drained sliced sweetened strawberries into a bowl and crush with a pastry blender or a fork until the berries are all mashed up. Store in the fridge until almost ready to serve the cake.

Spread the crushed berries over the top of the cake, to within one-half inch of the edge. Serve with fresh whipped cream and crushed pineapple for those who want it!

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ting on 7.26.2010

This looks ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.

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mkg on 3.7.2010

made this last night – easy and yummy! Think since it uses strawberry ice cream and pineapple that it could be low cal????

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Mama Holli of Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! on 2.2.2010

O want to make this!!!! NOW!

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Mama Holli of Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! on 1.25.2010

OH MY GOODNESS!

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Renee on 1.12.2010

Looks so good!! Can’t wait to make this recipe!

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Eugenia on 11.27.2013

This was incredible! I used some Hershey’s Magic Shell (you know, the kind of chocolate that turns hard as soon as it touches ice cream) instead of the fudge layer and also to decorate the top. Incredibly delicious and it was frozen all the way through! :)

Also, I didn’t bother thawing the ice cream and then refreezing it — I’ve always found that method too messy. I just buy ice cream in those cardboard boxes and then use a sharp knife to cut chunks off, piece them together in the pan like a puzzle, and smooth with a spoon at the end.

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tjbaker on 8.11.2011

Delicious! We loved all the flavors mixing together when we ate it. I didn’t let mine freeze long enough & it melted while trying to serve. Also, a 10 in. springform pan is too big. This still tasted great! Thanks for posting the recipe.

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forkandpencil on 1.16.2011

I made this for a birthday and it was a hit! Really great ice cream cake and not too difficult.

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sophie88 on 1.10.2011

I made this with a brownie base instead of the Oreo base and oh my goodness it was good! I didn’t have a springform pan that was tall enough so I improvised and taped two of the same size together and it worked perfectly! I will definitely be making this again, everybody loved it!

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lmillhouse on 9.2.2010

this was so good! i made it for a birthday party and it was a hit! i didn’t get my layers frozen so they weren’t well defined but that didn’t affect the flavor. i either would put all the layers in right away, or i’d need to freeze it much longer in between.
but even as it melted, everyone wanted a piece! i would definitely recommend it to anyone and make it again!

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