Beautiful Banana Split

Cacao nibs on banana split

I always think of the banana split as one of those typically retro desserts, served in a frosted glass boat dish at Italian restaurants back in the eighties. Usually with loads of squirty cream on top!!

This version is much healthier. The ice-cream is dairy free and instead of tons of refined sugar, we’re just using bananas and honey to sweeten the dessert.

choc ice

INGREDIENTS ( 2 servings)

For the ice-cream

1.5 cups coconut milk

2 bananas

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

1 tablespoon of manuka honey

For the banana split

2 bananas 

Sprinkling of flaked almonds

Sprinkling of cacao nibs

For the chocolate sauce

50g dark chocolate

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon of manuka honey

chocolate sauce over ice cream


Using a blender or food processor blitz the coconut milk, bananas, eggs, vanilla paste and honey together until everything is smoothly combined.

Pour the mixture into your ice-cream maker. Follow instructions as per your ice-cream maker guide.

Banana Split Almond Ice Cream

Meanwhile, boil a pan of water, turn the heat down to simmer and place a glass dish on the saucepan over the water. Break the chocolate in the glass bowl and add coconut oil & manuka honey. Stir gently with a spoon while the mixture warms, to create a smooth chocolate sauce.

Carefully slice a banana in half lengthways and lie on a dish.

Scoop three balls of ice-cream between the banana slices.

Pour the warm chocolate sauce over the banana and ice-cream and sprinkle with flaked almonds and cacao nibs to serve.

banana split cacao

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