Ice Cream Sundaes – How to Make a Banana Split

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Ice Cream expert Olivia Everson demonstrates how to make ice cream sundaes, specifically a banana split.

    Olivia Everson: Hello, my name is Olivia Everson from Giffords Ice Cream & Candy Company. Today we are making ice cream sundaes. Right now, I am going to show you how to make an Alpine Banana Split.

    Some things you will need will be a bowl, a banana, ice cream of course, a scooper, almonds or nuts of your choice, hot fudge or sauce of your choice such as butterscotch or chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry.

    The first thing you are going to do is you are going to take the banana and you want to cut off the ends of the banana so it can fit perfectly in your bowl. Then you are going to turn the banana upside down and peel off the back of the banana and get the extra banana excess off too. Then you are going to cut it right down in the middle all the way through and it won't cut to the banana skin so don't worry about cutting yourself. So I have cut all the way through. Then you are going to flip it down into your bowl and carefully lift off the banana's peel and then it's nice form fitting in the bowl. Next, we are going to take the ice cream. Now it shows, this is a Alpine Banana Split which requires swiss sauce which is a light chocolate sauce. It's specialty of Gifford's so I chose the swiss chocolate ice cream to go with it. Let's scoop that in. Take this swiss sauce and if you can't get this Giffords Swiss Chocolate Sauce you can use any sauce of your choice such as hot fudge, chocolate sauce or butterscotch. Just going to sprinkle this on all over. Customers love this sauce it's really rich.

    Next, sprinkle on our almonds all over and take the whipped cream and we are going to do two circles of whipped cream on each scoop of ice cream. Nice and round. We want them even, perfect. Now we are going to take it cherry. Make sure get off the cherry sauce or else the sauce is going to run all over the place and it looks messy. After we tap it off, just going to pop right in the middle and you always want to pick cherries that have a stem to look nicer and that's how you make an Alpine Banana Split.

    Next, we are going to make a Swiss Topped ice cream sundae.