Banana Split Kabobs

Banana Split Kabobs – all the flavors of a banana split, on a stick!

Banana Split Kabobs - what a fun summer dessert idea!!

My first “real” job in high school was at a little place called Murf’s Frozen Custard & Jumbo Burgers. I started as a fountain girl when I was 15 and worked there for about two or three years, eventually working my way up to the grill (woo hoo) and beyond. But no matter how far I climbed up the Murf’s ladder, my heart always remained where it started – with the delicious custard creations!

Banana Split Kabobs - what a fun summer dessert idea!!

I learned how to make shakes and malts and how to scoop the perfect cones. I learned how to properly pack pints and quarts, how to make black cows, and how to make every sundae under the sun. Strawberry shortcake, Turtle sundaes, Tin Roof Sundaes, Caramel Cashew….and, of course, Banana Splits! 1 banana, split down the center, 3 scoops of ice cream, chocolate syrup, strawberries, pineapple, whipped cream, and crushed nuts. Oh – and a cherry on top!

Banana Split Kabobs - what a fun summer dessert idea!!

To be honest, Banana Split Sundaes were never my favorite. Because when it comes to custard, I prefer the ooey gooey goodness of hot fudge, caramel, and pecans (that would be a turtle sundae) to fruit. In my mind, as long as we’re starting with custard as our base, why not go all out?? That being said, I do love the flavors of a banana split….I just want to keep it a little lighter! Which is why these Banana Split Kabobs are so perfect.

Banana Split Kabobs - what a fun summer dessert idea!!

You get all the delicious fruit flavors, plus a healthy dose of chocolate, with the option to add as much whipped cream as you want. The only thing that’s missing is the custard….which ends up being unnecessary when there’s already so much goodness going on! These cute little kabobs would make a perfect dessert for summer….or, really, for any time you want it to feel like summer! (Any takers now???)

Banana Split Kabobs - what a fun summer dessert idea!!

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Banana Split Kabobs
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Serves: 6
  • 12 strawberries
  • 12 pineapple pieces (similar size to strawberries)
  • 12 brownie pieces (similar size to strawberries)
  • 2 bananas, cut into pieces (similar size to strawberries)
  • whipped cream
  • chopped peanut or mixed nuts
  • 6 wooden skewers
  1. Assemble each skewer using 2 strawberries, 2 pineapple pieces, 2 banana pieces, and 2 brownie pieces. Alternate ingredients as you go.
  2. Sprinkle with chopped nuts (optional) and dip in whipped cream

Banana Split Kabobs - what a fun summer dessert idea!!

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  1. says

    First time on your blog Cathy, just loving it and i’ve only looked at a couple things. Your pictures are beautiful first off. Secondly, love the tie into this story for your banana split kabobs….how you worked at the malt shop when you were younger. Isn’t it awesome how much inspiration you can get from childhood memories or food for a post?? Thanks for sharing, pinned for later :)

  2. says

    These are too cute Cathy! And I bet working at the custard place was tons of fun! I worked at an ice cream place for little bit and its where I learned to make smoothies and malts too! Ohh to be young again 😉

  3. says

    You just made my day! I can not wait to make the Banana Split Kabobs for our summer get-together’s at the lake! So fun to make and super yummy! =)

  4. Marissa says

    Murf’s!!! I’m from the Milwaukee area and love that place! These kabobs are on my “to-make” list for summer gatherings. Great idea!

  5. Natonya says

    When I saw these Kabobs, I just lit up with excitement! This is truly a delightful desert. When I make these (can’t hardly wait) I’m going to add some maraschino cherries next to the pineapples! Yaa”Voo!!


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