Excuse me: I’m going to need a moment alone with this dessert. I never thought I could love banana bread more, but it turns out that taking it from breakfast time to after dinner was something I absolutely needed to do.
Today, the Sunday Supper folks are getting together to share recipes inspired by music. First – how fun is that idea? Second – my list of potential songs was a mile long. I honestly think I’ll be inspired to continue this idea with my cooking.
Anyway, as I racked my brain for the perfect song, I was standing in the kitchen perusing what we had available in the fridge/pantry. A few overripe bananas were sitting on the counter, looking sad and forlorn. “Oh yes,” I thought, “do I have plans for you, my friends…” An appropriate song instantly popped into my head, and I got to cooking. Those bananas were transformed into the chocolate chip, caramel, and walnut banana bread I shared with you on Friday. And to be honest: the bread itself was amazing all on its own.
But how can you resist adding ice cream? I mean, it was just begging me to scoop some vanilla frozen yogurt on the thick slices of previously breakfast-y goodness. Thus, the idea for a banana bread ice cream sandwich was born. Ok, so I guess you really can’t eat this with your hands…especially when you get overzealous like me and heap an additional scoop of fro yo on top of the creation. Let’s just call it a “fork and knife” sandwich, shall we?
Ok, sing it with me now (to the tune of Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani, of course):
“This dish is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!” At least, that is what I thought when I took a bite. If you have not used your banana bread for dessert purposes yet, I implore you: make haste and try it out. I just might have to “accidentally” buy too many bananas every once in a while just so I can make the bread to have dessert like this again.
Have you turned a breakfast item into dessert?
Chocolate chip, caramel, and walnut banana bread ice cream sandwich
- 2 slices chocolate chip, caramel, and walnut banana bread
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- Layer one scoop of ice cream between two thick cut (about 1 inch) slices of banana bread. Top with an additional ice cream scoop if desired.
- Eat with a fork or spoon. Don't feel obligated to share. Enjoy!
Get the recipe for chocolate chip, caramel, and walnut banana bread
Make sure to check out the other music inspired recipes!
Prelude (Beverages):Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40 Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
Overture (Appetizers):Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka
Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet
Finale (Desserts):Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2 Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.
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I love it! Simple and looks delicious!!!! Yum!
I’ve had waffle ice cream sandwiches before but not banana bread ones. Brilliant idea!!
Oh man, I could totally go for a waffle ice cream sandwich too!
OMG! I am in love with this idea! I need to make a loaf of banana bread and scoop some ice cream on it asap. And maybe skip dinner so I have enough room to devour it all 🙂
Do it! 😉 And I’d totally be ok with skipping dinner. Is that bad?
I never thought of using banana bread for dessert! Brilliant!!!
I mean, I don’t know why it took me so long to do it…it’s seriously good like that!
OMG it’s a total *duh* moment for me! Why not?
I’m right there with you, Sarah!
Yum!! Lovely photos and a gorgeous dish!!
Thanks so much for the kind words, Tara!
Mmmm…I love the thought of using banana bread with ice cream. It seems like a match made in heaven, I can’t believe I’ve never tried it before. 🙂
Get ye to the kitchen and make some banana bread to try it! I probably should get even crazier and drizzle caramel, hot fudge, and some whipped cream on top. I’m so tempted…
Oh my goodness, Kate. You are a girl after this Ninja Baker’s heart. Just saw coffee ice cream sandwiched between donuts…But ice cream sandwiched between homemade banana bread with chocolates & walnuts – beyond!
That’s some over the top banana bread. It looks so good. I LOL’d when I read the song name, and instantly sang “B A N A N A S!”
This is indeed b-a-n-a-n-a-s. And now…that song is stuck in my head 🙂
This looks soooo yummy! I will definitely be trying this one.
How awesome is a banana bread with caramel?!?! I love this idea Katie. Want to grab my spoon and get into that first pic.
I am kind of sad I ate it all! I guess I have to make a new batch…
I love your unique inspiration. It sounds delicious!
Thanks for the kind words!!!
One of a kind recipe for my sweet tooth. It looks yummy! 🙂
This song makes me laugh so much. Alex would play it ALL the time. These look absolutely amazing!
Wow Katie, this looks incredible and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head 😉
This is totally bananas, but I LOVE it! Definitely made it to mu OMG Food board
Why have I never put ice cream with banana bread before?! This looks so good. I love the ice cream melting down the side in your pictures.
Make sure you give it a try – it’s super tasty!
This is genius! I love this idea and love that flavor combo. Pretty sure this could become a new favorite dessert.
This looks AMAZING!! I have yet to put ice cream on banana bread, but I will do it now!