Grab some big ole spoons and prepare to fight over the last few bites of this magnificent banana split! Lick My Spoon (this month's Featured Producer) will take you somewhere you haven't been before. Order or pick up your sauces from The Savory Pantry today.
Since its 2013 launch when founder Kristine Insalaco-Gaioni was making just 4 jars of Caramel Sauce at a time, Lick My Spoon has earned five consecutive annual Good Food Awards. Using no artificial flavorings or preservatives, Insalaco-Gaioni develops award-winning sauces she dubs “American classics with Italian influences,” calling up her family’s Italian roots. Organic rosewater and spicy cardamom lend luscious flavor to Cardamom Rose Caramel Sauce, refreshing fruits add a touch of tart to Madagascar Vanilla beans in Mango Passion Fruit Caramel Sauce, and smoky Kentucky bourbon boozes up Bourbon Me Bourbon Caramel Sauce. It’s impossible to go wrong with the award-winning original Caramel Sauce and Totally Fudged Chocolate Fudge Sauce, both used in our banana split recipe. Use leftover caramel sauce as a salmon or pork glaze, or as a cheese accompaniment. Drizzle the caramel and fudge sauces warm atop yogurt, pancakes, waffles, or pound cakes.
The Savory Pantry's Gourmet Banana Split
- Two ripe bananas
- Handful of fresh strawberries
- Handful of roasted pistachios
- Lick My Spoon Caramel Sauce
- Lick My Spoon Totally Fudged Chocolate Sauce
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Chocolate Ice Cream (I purchased from Little Rock local and "magical," Loblolly Creamery)
- Pinch of J.Q. Dickinson Heirloom Salt
Peel and slice bananas in half lengthwise and place in bowl. Melt heaping tablespoons of caramel and fudge sauces in separate small bowls for 15-20 seconds in microwave. Set aside. Place pistachios in plastic baggie and crush by rolling repeatedly with the back of a large and sturdy spoon. Scoop ice cream onto bananas and spoon melted sauces atop. (I suggest vanilla paired with caramel and chocolate with fudge sauce, but by all means, go wild and switch things up!) Sprinkle pistachios, add some sliced strawberries (or, adults-only Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries), sprinkle very lightly with salt. Dig in!
Fudgy Strawberries with Pistachios
Wondering what to do with the rest of your fudge sauce? Set out a plate of ripe strawberries and a bowl of warm fudge sauce, along with some crushed nuts, and let your guests dip and sprinkle away.