Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Banana Split-Up

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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6 tablespoons water

1 1/4 cups corn syrup

3/4 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon sugar

4 egg whites

Pinch salt

Pinch cream of tartar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup warm water

2 ripe bananas, sliced with a krinkel cutter, on the bias

2 flavors ice cream

1/2 cup chocolate sauce

Marshmallow sauce

1/4 cup pineapple sauce, store bought

1/4 cup chopped unsalted cashews


  1. Place the water, corn syrup, and 3/4 cup sugar in a saucepan and cook to 246 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, whip the whites with the salt and cream of tartar in a clean dry bowl until stiff then add the 1 tablespoon sugar and continue whipping on medium speed until the syrup is ready. Drizzle in the hot syrup and then continue to mix on high for 5 minutes to cool it. Add the vanilla and water gradually to thin it out to make a sauce. Keep chilled until ready to use.
  3. In each of 4 wide dessert bowls, place 4 slices of banana. Top them each with a small scoop of ice cream alternating flavors. Drizzle them with chocolate sauce, then alternate spoonfuls of marshmallow sauce and pineapple sauce, then sprinkle with chopped nuts.

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