Flambeed banana split drizzled with homemade dulce de leche sauce and chocolate sauce and garnished with chocolate thins.
So somebody gave me this idea of making a banana split. “OK!” I told myself.
But since a banana split by itself is something so simple (essentially “No recipe is necessary”), I decided to make my own unique Banana Split version.
Forget the fresh banana. Although I love this fruit very much, for my version I am flambeing. 🙂 Yes, this is a French technique, but the warm bananas remind me of our fried bananas, besides adding a complexity and sauciness that our fried bananas don’t have.
To incorporate a real Brazilian flair (and my own touch) into this American dessert, I am serving it with a popular, comforting flavor: coffee ice cream as well as vanilla ice cream! Excuse me while I swoon!
If you are not a fan of coffee, you can replace the coffee ice cream with other ice cream flavors [e.g. vanilla, dulce de leche, chocolate, caramel, or caramel machiatto (Starbucks has a great one)].
To complement the flavor as well as for decoration, I am drizzling my Banana Split with both a dulce de leche (Doce de Leite) sauce and a chocolate sauce, as well as adding a chocolate top decoration for extra beauty. :):) I made it in a way that although this is mostly a cold treat, it’s still comforting. 😉
Well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… I did not eat it, I devoured it… Yes, I have indulged myself, and up until the moment when I step on the scales, I won’t “regret” it. Honestly, if I am going to eat a dessert, it had better be good enough to make up for the extra hour of exercise that it will necessitate. Don’t you agree?!