Banana Split with Pineapple and Maple Walnuts

The South Arm Community Kitchen completed the meal with a dessert. Minoo prepared a Banana Split recipe with a twist.

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This Banana Split with Pineapple and Maple Walnuts is just the right size and not as indulging as the version served at the stores. I like the portion size and the addition of the pineapples with a slight sourness to counter balance the sweetness of the ice-cream.

While we were enjoying our meal, Minoo shared with us some tips for a healthy lifestyle and a cleaner environment, starting from our own kitchen. Here is the link to the tips.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 15 ounce can crushed pineapple, in natural juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, preferably freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 ripe, firm bananas
  • 6 scoops vanilla light ice-cream or frozen yogurt, 1/4 cup each
  • 6 fresh mint leaves, for garnishing, optional
  • Maple Walnuts for toppings (refer Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Walnuts recipe)

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Serves 6

Oh!, I learned something new about banana from a NCIS: Los Angeles show and it is also mentioned in Wikipedia.

Bananas are naturally slightly radioactive, more so than most other fruits. Small amounts of the isotope is found in naturally occurring potassium.

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Fruit Ice-Cream

On the day we made the Taro Cake in the South Arm Community Kitchen, it was an exceptional cold spring day with temperature as low as -5 degrees Celsius on the day low. Guess what, Lorna was demonstrating how to make Fruit Ice-Cream on that day. It is certainly a very cold treat for a very cold day.

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Lorna brought some ice-cream which she made earlier for us to try. Look at this cute hello kitty strawberry ice-cream. It’s not only pleasant to the eyes, but it is creamy and taste wonderful. Many of members were asking Lorna on the cost of the ice cream maker and I think this demonstration has inspire some of the members to have the desire to get an ice-cream machine this summer, that includes me.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup homogenized milk
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

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DQ’s Chocolate Dilly Bars

Life is like a box of chocolate …
~ Forest Gump

Believe it or not, last week I bought a total of 72 Dilly Bars! It is a good thing that Dairy Queen had a BOGO (buy-one-get-one) promotion or else it would have costs me quite a bit. I bought them as a treat for all the people in Best Buy who had so kindly paid for my farewell lunches. I think they all liked it.

This is my blog on the famous Dilly Bar from DQ.

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The Dilly Bar is a delicious vanilla ice milk dipped in chocolate flavoured coating. Did you know that the Dilly is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year. Yup, it was first made in the year 1955.

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