Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

   When my sister and I lived in Arizona, we would come up to Utah and visit our family, atleast once a month. Mom would go all out and make an amazing family dinner for us. I always looked forward to it.

   One of the things I loved the most, was her desserts. She used to make these delicious ice cream sandwich cakes. Everyone loved them! I called her last week when I was grocery shopping and asked her how she made it. It had been so long, she could'nt really remember and that's how this little beauty was born.

   As I was chattin' with Mom, we came up with this Banana Split version. It has two layers of ice cream sandwiches, with fresh strawberries, bananas and pineapple packed in between. I let it freeze overnight to ensure it would be nice and frozen. When it was time to dig in, I served it with drizzles of chocolate sauce and caramel and finished it with some cool whip and a cherry on top!

Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse

19 Vanilla Ice cream sandwiches
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
1/4 cup Chocolate syrup
1 pint fresh Strawberries, sliced
1-2 bananas, sliced
1 small can crushed Pineapple, drained

Cool whip, or whip cream
chocolate syrup
caramel sauce

Directions:  Mix together the cool whip and the 1/4 cup chocolate syrup. Set aside.

Line 9 1/2 ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Spread half of the cool whip mixture over the top. Spread half of the strawberries and sliced banana over the cool whip layer, spreading out evenly. Drop tiny spoonfuls of crushed pineapple over the top.

Line another layer of 9 1/2 ice cream sandwiches over the top of the fruit layer. Pressing down gently to pack in. Spread the remaining cool whip mixture over those sandwiches and then repeat another fruit layer. Tightly cover dish with saran wrap and freeze for atleast 6-8 hours or overnight.

Serve with drizzles of chocolate sauce, caramel, cool whip and cherries! Enjoy :)


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

What a brilliant way to use ice cream sandwiches! My mouth is watering!

Jocelyn said...

What a fun take on the ice cream sandwich cake!!! I love all extras and that you used chocolate cool whip!!! YUM!!!!

Ellen B Cookery said...

Oh my goodness! This is creativity! YUM!

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

This is gorgeous, Holly! Ice cream sandwiches take me right back to my childhood!

Angie's Recipes said...

This is HEAVENLY! Great clicks.

Mandy said...

yummmmm! Look at you all creating recipes and stuff ;)

bamskitchen.com said...

I have 2 teenage boys and there are looking over my shoulder right now and they want me to go to the store right now to get supplies to make your yummy dessert. Beautiful photo! Looking forward to keeping in touch. Take Care, BAM

Carolina HeartStrings said...

What a delicious easy recipe. So pretty!

The Better Baker said...

What a fabulous summer dessert! I've never made this with fruit before, but think you are brilliant to come up with this idea. MMMMM! Your photos are awesome too.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What an easy, awesome treat! I think I need to start buying ice cream sandwiches...

Larks Country Heart Harrington said...

Sounds & looks like the perfect dessert to serve on these hot Summer Nights!

yummychunklet said...

That's the best looking ice cream cake I've seen so far this summer!

whatareweeatingtoday said...

such a cool idea! looks easy and delicious!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

This looks amazing! I would love it if you would link it up at my linky party going on now!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Best. cake. ever!

Need I say more?