OLD FASHIONED BANANA SPLIT
Imprimer cette page This week, when hubby put ice cream on the grocery list, I set out to make some toppings to go along. You don't see banana splits much anymore, but they were a "big deal" when I was young. On special occasions, my parents treated us to ice cream at a local drive-in. I have fond memories of all six of us crowded into the family station wagon eating ice cream; my fathers favorite was a banana split. CHOCOLATE TOPPING2/3 CUP UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER1 & 2/3 CUPS WHITE SUGAR1 & 1/4 CUPS MILK1 TEASPOON VANILLA2 TABLESPOONS LIGHT CORN SYRUPIn a large sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the cocoa, sugar and milk. Bring it to a boil (stirring) and let it boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Tastes good warm or cold.STRAWBERRY TOPPING1 POUND OF RIPE STRAWBERRIES (washed and hulled)1/2 CUP WHITE SUGAR1/4 CUP WATER1 TEASPOON VANILLA (the vanilla is my daughters brainstorm, its delicious)Chop the strawberries into medium size pieces (I use the food processor) and cook them in a heavy bottomed sauce pan with the water and sugar until it gets nice and thick. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla and chill.PRALINE TOPPING (this is SO tasty)1/4 CUP BUTTER1 & 1/4 CUPS BROWN SUGAR (packed)16 LARGE MARSHMALLOWS2 TABLESPOONS LIGHT CORN SYRUPDASH OF SALT1 CUP OF EVAPORATED (canned) MILK1/2 CUP OF TOASTED PECANS1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACTMelt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the sugar, marshmallows, syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Boil (actually VERY low boil) for one minute. Remove from heat and cool for five minutes. Stir in evaporated milk, nuts and vanilla, mix well. This is good warm or cold.