Music for your Mouth: The Banana Splits/Bananarama

Today I’m hitting you with a double band, mostly because I wasn’t sure if you would let me get away with using the Banana Splits as a band. I think it’s valid, but I’ve got Bananarama on backup – just in case!

For those who don’t know, The Banana Splits come from an old TV show – the Banana Splits Adventure Hour – featuring Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky. The show was totally before my time, however, my love of bananas alerted me to this awesomeness some years ago. Mascots of madness! Banana heroes! And cool fact for ya: the song at the bottom was written by none another than Barry White. Enjoy!

As for Bananarama…you really need to set aside a good couple of hours just to watch their videos. THEY ARE AMAZING. Think you don’t know Bananarama? You are wrong. I guarantee you will know at least three of their songs. Think “I’m your venus, I’m your fire, your desire” or “more more more, how do you like it how do you like it”. Yeah you know it! And can you believe they are still going? 30 something years on? BECAUSE BANANAS ARE POWERHOUSES!

Also, I just realised that I posted two banana recipes in a row. It certainly is bananarama!

bananasplitAnyway, I digress. BANANANANANAANANANA!!!!!!

Banana split!

bananasplit4Ruby is certainly a fan.

bananasplit2 Banana Split

1 banana, sliced lengthways
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
Vegan whipped cream
Chopped nuts
Chocolate sprinkles
Honeycomb crumbs

Chocolate fudge sauce:
50g dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup coconut cream
1 Tbsp agave nectar

First prepare your fudge sauce. Heat coconut cream and agave in a small saucepan over medium low heat until it begins to simmer. Turn off heat and add chocolate, whisk until combined.

Assemble your split! Place banana on either side of ice cream scoops. Top with some fudge sauce, then whipped cream, sprinkles, nuts, honeycomb and more sauce. Go crazy!




  1. Lea says:

    But “Venus” is actually a song by the Dutch band Shocking Blue…

    1. Oooh you’re right! Bananarama did a cover of it in the ’80s!

  2. Kate says:

    Holy crap, this looks delicious. It’s going on my dessert=breakfast list, for sure. If you keep using ice-cream in your recipes, i’m going to have to go digging through the damn storage unit to find that stupid ice-cream maker. I’ve been living on SoGood vanilla the past few weeks, but it’s appeal is waning. I’m blaming you :p

    I nominated you for a Liebster award on my blog ( If you’ve already done one, feel free to ignore it 🙂

    Okay, i’m going to go eat a banana for breakfast and pretend it’s a banana split. *sigh*

    1. Thanks Kate! Such a good idea – I’m going to have this for sunday breakfast one day. IN BED! HA! I love being an adult.

      Ooh So Good vanilla is a good sub, but it definitely has a strong soy flavour doesn’t it? What I want to know is what happened to all the other flavours they used to have – when I first went vegan I swear they had a coffee flavoured one too!

      Thank you so much! I’ve had a couple of lovelies pass it on to me – I will have to have a crack at it after MoFo x

  3. ameyfm says:

    okay. I have so many thoughts about this excellent post! first of all – Bananorama and the Banana Splits in one post is totally excellent. Secondly, that banana split looks so insanely epic and amazing and I WANT IT. I don’t think I’ve had a banana split for decades!!

    1. Thank you 😀 I am so in love with bananas, I just had to jam pack as many banana bands as possible hehe. Yes – this was the first banana split I had had in ages too – far too long! Definitely will not let it go on that long without one again!

  4. Cindy says:

    Honeycomb! Best banana split ever. 🙂

    1. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it before – it seems so natural!

  5. Jess says:

    For me, the picture of your dog stole the show. I think that’s a pretty big accomplishment on his part given that this is a post about ice cream.

    1. Haha, she’s pretty awesome isn’t she? She’s never far away when there’s food around – she knows where it’s at!

  6. cute photo of ruby, the banana split looks so yummy – I would get lots of brownie points with Sylvia I think – but the thought of bananarama makes me cringe – though if I watched the vids I would probably feel all nostalgic (great name though)

    1. Thanks Johanna! Bananarama are pretty cringeworthy, but I just love watching the daggy dances and hair-dos!

  7. dimsimkitty says:

    Ruby looks like she is ready to inhale that banana split!
    I love Bananarama, I will be singing Venus all afternoon now!

    1. Ruby would probably inhale anything that she knows is people food, she seems to be most interested in it!

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