One of the things I loved the most, was her desserts. She used to make these delicious ice cream sandwich cakes. Everyone loved them! I called her last week when I was grocery shopping and asked her how she made it. It had been so long, she could'nt really remember and that's how this little beauty was born.
As I was chattin' with Mom, we came up with this Banana Split version. It has two layers of ice cream sandwiches, with fresh strawberries, bananas and pineapple packed in between. I let it freeze overnight to ensure it would be nice and frozen. When it was time to dig in, I served it with drizzles of chocolate sauce and caramel and finished it with some cool whip and a cherry on top!
Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse
19 Vanilla Ice cream sandwiches
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
1/4 cup Chocolate syrup
1 pint fresh Strawberries, sliced
1-2 bananas, sliced
1 small can crushed Pineapple, drained
Cool whip, or whip cream
Directions: Mix together the cool whip and the 1/4 cup chocolate syrup. Set aside.
Line 9 1/2 ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Spread half of the cool whip mixture over the top. Spread half of the strawberries and sliced banana over the cool whip layer, spreading out evenly. Drop tiny spoonfuls of crushed pineapple over the top.
Line another layer of 9 1/2 ice cream sandwiches over the top of the fruit layer. Pressing down gently to pack in. Spread the remaining cool whip mixture over those sandwiches and then repeat another fruit layer. Tightly cover dish with saran wrap and freeze for atleast 6-8 hours or overnight.
Serve with drizzles of chocolate sauce, caramel, cool whip and cherries! Enjoy :)