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The Perfect Banana Splits // Tips, Tricks, & Topping Ideas

During the long, hot days of summer, nothing is better than a nice, cold dessert! As much as I love going to my local frozen yogurt place or buying some shaved ice, sometimes, I just want to create my own desserts. This way, I can customize it to my liking, and it can be as healthy as I want. Today, Becca, Sophie, and I have partnered up to bring you an abundance of summer treats to satisfy your sweet tooth! I will be showing y'all my tips for making a healthy banana split, but you should go check out Becca's post and Sophie's post too!

You'll need the following:

- Ice Cream // I love the brand Arctic Zero! All of their flavors are low in calories, fat, and sugar. If you want to be more traditional, you can do vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, but I mixed things up with salted caramel and chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I also added a scoop of some plain vanilla ice cream, and then a little bit of my favorite ice cream - German Chocolate Gelato by Talenti. Yum.

- 1 Large Banana // Obviously, no banana split would be complete without a banana or two. Use as many as you want, depending on how big or small you want your banana split to be.

- Toppings of Your Choice // I used whipped cream, strawberries, and almond slivers. Some other great toppings are chocolate syrup, pineapple chunks, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and blueberries! If you're like me, and you love the combination of peanut butter and bananas, then feel free to put some peanut butter on your banana! I've done it before, and it's amazing.

Start by scooping however much ice cream you want into a bowl. Then peel the banana, and slice it length-wise. If you're using a small bowl, like me, you may have to slice the banana in half by its width, too, so it sits in the bowl. Set it on top of the ice cream, then drizzle it with whipped cream and your toppings. Enjoy!

Obviously, I'm no chef, and my recipe wasn't exactly the most unique or detailed thing in the world, but I love banana splits and I had a lot of fun writing this post for y'all! Be sure to go check out Sophie's and Becca's posts as well.

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