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Banana Split Sundae with Butterscotch Sauce

Banana split sundae with butterscotch sauceThis is a really quick and easy dessert to make, but it can look quite impressive if you present it nicely. I’d intended to make banana splits but didn’t have the proper boat-shaped plates so I decided to make them in a glass instead – hence the sundae.


(for one smallish one. If you’re the sort of person who could eat a whole banana split by yourself then double the quantities.)

  • ½ banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 scoop of whipped cream
  • A good drizzling of butterscotch sauce
  • Chopped nuts, such as walnuts, for garnishing

I also added a splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream, just because I felt like it. Yum! You could, of course, use chocolate sauce or perhaps a chocolate rum sauce instead of the butterscotch. Perhaps we’ll try that another day.


First make your sauce (see my recipe for butterscotch sauce).
Next it’s just an assembly job.
Bung in some of the sliced banana, a scoop of ice cream, and a scoop of whipped cream. Repeat if necessary till your glass or dish is full.
Add the walnut garnish.
Finally, drizzle your sauce over it.



How easy was that?

2 Responses to “Banana Split Sundae with Butterscotch Sauce”

  1. Jessica

    My son Ollie chose banana-split-in-a-martini-glass for his birthday “cake”. It was yummy. I added home-made choc fudge sauce (a la Tightwad Gazette), homemade strawberry sauce (made from our canned strawberries) and the piece-de-resistance, edible silver balls. Well, he was turning 8.

    Nice to see I did it right 😉

  2. Not Delia

    Hi Jessica

    Thanks for your comment. I’m glad Ollie enjoyed his birthday “cake”. 🙂 With a lot of cooking and recipes, there’s often no “right” way. It’s more of an art than a science and you can adapt things to your own tastes. And if edible silver balls float your boat, as in Ollie’s case, then why not? LOL!

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