As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Banana Split Pie

When the weather is as hot as it has been here, the last thing I want to do is heat up the oven to bake. So last weekend, I beat the heat and put together two of these pies for our Sunday afternoon gathering. 

There was no baking...

just a little prep time (although there is some waiting time)...

and it was refreshingly cool and yummy! 


Line a prepared graham cracker crust with banana slices. (I used two bananas per pie.)

Get out your chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream...

...allow it to soften for a few minutes
(it won't take long because it's August!)...

...and randomly plop four scoops of each flavor into your crust.

Lay a piece of plastic wrap over your ice cream and smoosh it down a bit to fill in the spaces and make it even(ish) on top.
Put it in the freezer for a few hours.
(I left mine overnight, but a couple of hours should be sufficient.)

Put your camera away and forget to take any photos of the next steps.

Oh wait...that's what I did!
You can just proceed with whipping up a cup of heavy whipping cream (per pie) until stiff peaks form. Spread the cream on top of the ice cream layer.

Pretty up that pie with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and some chopped banana and strawberries.
I used half of a banana for each pie and some thawed frozen strawberries, but you could use more or less because you are the artist for your pie!

Put it back in the freezer until you're ready to serve!
I suppose you could serve it at this point, but I like the whipped cream to be frozen...and it's easier to slice that way too.

And that's easy, cool, and yummy summer dessert!

Just be sure to invite lots of guests so you won't have to eat it all by yourself! :)


  1. That sounds delightful! Very cool and refreshing in these hot days!

  2. This sounds like a perfect dessert for hot August.

  3. Oh yum! That's looks very cool and delicious!

  4. Oh you're right, it would be horrible to eat it all by myself! That is a pretty pie and it has to be yummy with those ingredients.

  5. Cheryl, you had me with no baking. It sure looks delicious and easy. Just the right dessert for this time of year. ♥

  6. Wow, what a delicious looking and great for hot summer weather, pie. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

  7. You are such an artist with your photographs. Look at how you pulled in all the red in the last photo to coordinate with the pie! This sounds similar to what I made for a recent birthday--except with a crushed oreo crust and chocolate ice-cream with an inner crushed oreo layer. So refreshing in this endless heat!

  8. Oh YUM! It looks just heavenly...and easy too! Thanks for sharing!


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