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Cherry Ice Cream Banana Split

Creamy no-churn ice cream swirled with sweet cherries scooped in between banana and loaded with melted chocolate, chopped peanuts and whipped cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Author: the communal feast


  • 2 1/2 cups cherries pitted
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 TBS granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Toppings:
  • bananas ripe
  • whipping cream
  • chopped peanuts
  • chocolate sauce
  • extra cherries


  • In a medium sauce pan, cook the cherries until softened and juice is released and reduced by half.. 10 minutes. Liquify half in a blender or use the back of a spoon for chunkier texture. Reserve the other half to keep in their shape for cherry chunks. Combine together and chill.
  • Gently whisk together the condensed milk, vanilla, sugar, and salt. Stir in cooled cherries.
  • Beat heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer on high until stiff peaks form. Fold both mixtures together until just combined. Freezer 8 hours before serving.
  • To serve: scoop ice cream into serving bowl, slice banana in half lengthwise and position on the outside of the ice cream scoops like a sandwich. Scoop more ice cream if needed, top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chopped nuts and finish with cherries.


*chocolate sauce: microwave 1/3 cup of chocolate chips or chunks with 1 tsp of coconut oil for 30-45 seconds until melted.