Monday, July 29, 2013

Banana Split Ice Cream Popsicles


Hey Slow Roasters!!!  It's celebration time!  We are so thrilled to be celebrating our 2 year anniversary with you and take the time to let you know how important y'all are to us. {{{Woot Woot}}}

We are so grateful for every one of you, the last 2 years have been amazing.  I fondly remember our first post ever.  I remember how exciting it was when someone found us and tried one of our recipes. Getting a comment was an incredible thrill. 2 years later it is still exhilarating to see the comments come in and hear your stories about trying the recipes. You have become like family to us.

What a summer it has been and we are excited to show our gratitude with an awesome John Boos giveaway! {{GIVEAWAY CLOSED}} Congrats to Shirley Cooley!

But first lets talk ice cream.  I am so excited to share this recipe for Banana Split Ice Cream Pops.  It is all my favorite things about a banana split transformed into a fantastic ice cream pop,
complete with a cherry inside!  Fresh bananas, strawberries and vanilla ice cream come together to create the base for this chocolate and peanut covered ice pop wonderland.

Coated in homemade magic shell it has a perfectly crisp chocolate and peanut coating to make this my new favorite ice cream pop.  I am sure you are going to love it too!

I am even more excited to share our fabulous anniversary giveaway with you.  About a month ago the fine people at John Boos sent us our choice of cutting boards to review and also are supplying us with a matching one to give away to YOU, one of our fabulous readers!

I have about 8 cutting boards, this gorgeous John Boos reversible 2 1/4" thick edge grain American Cherry wood cutting board with hand grips makes 9.  The quality and workmanship is far superior to anything I have used before.  The board even comes complete with Boos Block Cream Finish with Bees Wax so you can take care of your board. A total $300 value!!!




I have been using this board for a month now and I have to tell you it is a dream come true.  I have wanted a Boos cutting board for years, but never took the time to stop and get one.  Now, WE (Chad and I both) are so in love with John Boos products that Chad went and found a Boos Butcher Block for the kitchen too!  Which I am head over heels in love.

You know how you see the cooks and chefs on tv work with their board with such ease.  They are truly that fabulous.  I am so excited by the performance of these cutting boards I am already looking at other models.  I can't seem to have enough cutting boards in my kitchen and I would like to replace all of my other sizes with John Boos cutting boards!

Do you think I could have my kitchen redone in John Boos Butcher Block?  

Serious quality that will last for years to come.  Obviously, I LOVE my cutting board and am certain you will love yours too!  I can't wait for one of our lucky readers to receive their very own John Boos Cutting Board! Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter using the Rafflecopter widget.  {{GIVEAWAY CLOSED}}

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Banana Split Ice Cream Popsicles
serves approximately 12-14 popsicles

3 bananas (2 ripe and one fresh)
2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
14 medium strawberries, washed and chopped
14 maraschino cherries (1 per popsicle)
1 recipe homemade magic shell
1 cup salted roasted peanuts, chopped

Chop fresh banana.  Set aside.

In a large bowl smash 2 ripe bananas with a fork.  Add chopped banana and ice cream.  Stir to combine. Add strawberries, fold into mixture.

Add 1 cherry to the bottom of each popsicle mold.  Pour ice cream mixture into molds.  Cover and place sticks into the mold.  Freeze for 12 hours.

Spread chopped peanuts across a shallow plate.  Dip popsicles into homemade magic shell (in a tall, thin glass or canning jar) and then immediately place on peanuts.  Flip and place on a cookie sheet and freeze or serve immediately.

Cooks Note:  I store these in sandwich bags until ready to eat to keep them fresh in the freezer.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com 

Disclosure:  We are working in partnership with John Boos to review and give away a cutting board. We were not compensated for this post.  We did receive a cutting board to review.  All thoughts/opinions are of course our own. 

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80 comments:

  1. I've been reading (and much enjoying) you for about 6 months. Thanks for all the time and yummy recipes you share with us!

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  2. I've been reading (and much enjoying) you for about 6 months. Thanks for all the time and yummy recipes you share with us!

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  3. I have been reading about 6 months or so! And loved every minute!

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  4. I have been reading for six months.

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  5. I have been reading the slow roasted italian for the last 2 years!! bjn1957{at}gmail.com

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  6. I am not sure how long I have been following, I would have to say 1 year? I love all your great recipes.

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  7. Happy 2 years! Wishing you many more yummy years to come.

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  8. I am loving ALL of your frozen desserts posts! Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes!!!
    Tina

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  9. I have been reading/following TSRI for about a year now. And I have gotten so many wonderful ideas........like today's. I have all the ingredients, so this will be our afternoon summer treat for today.

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  10. I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now ever since I found your page on Facebook. Your recipes are so delicious (the ones I've tried so far) and photos amazing! Please keep sharing your culinary delights with everyone!!

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  11. I found your blog about 6 monthes ago and have been reading it ever since. I tried many of the recipes.

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  12. I think I've been following for about 6 months now! - Karen

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  13. I've been following your posts for about 4 month love it. tried your recipes saved some for later saw the one on this post for the banana split ice cream bar sounds yummy. I would love to win the cutting block been on my wish list.pratersplace@hotmail.com

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  14. I've only just discovered your wonderful blog so maybe only a month. I love it and I'm in need of a new cutting board...lol! Thanks for all you do and for such an amazing giveaway! Good luck to all!!

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  15. I've only just discovered your site and love it so probably only about a month or so. Thanks for all you do and for such an awesome giveaway. Good luck to all.

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  16. Just found your blog and a new reader here.

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  17. Maybe a month ...and love it.

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  19. I have been reading for a few months and really like your recipes...keep up the good work.

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  20. I've been reading your blog about 3 months now and have tried a lot of your recipes and loved them! Can't wait to try the Magic Shell.

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  21. Hi :) I just love all the tips and chatter on here and been reading it seems like forever but its been 8 or 9 months and tried a lot of the recipes which I just love and look forward to new posts. Keep up the love for food and the sharing of good recipes.

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  22. These look yummy. I think I'm going to have to give these a try.

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  23. I've been reading TSRI for about 6 months now

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  24. Maybe a little less than a year.
    Those look amazing!

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  25. I've been reading a few months now, maybe 4 :)

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  26. Happy anniversary to you! I have enjoyed your recipes for over 6 months. My family has too.

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  27. I have been following you since your first anniversary which was right begore I got married on Aug of last year. And now I am coming up on my own 1 anniversary. :)

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  29. I've been reading your blog for over a year. It's one of my favorites.
    This is such a handsome butcher block. You are right--wouldn't it make a stunning counter top?

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  30. I discovered your blog a few months ago and I am so happy I did because I love it and have already tried several recipes. This banana split popsicle recipe is gonna be another tried recipe real soon. My granddaughter's are going to love them :-)

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  31. I'm a very new reader but loving all your pictures. :-)

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  32. I am a new follower, and hit a gold mine! Thanks

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  33. I can see my daughter enjoying this in place of dinner!! It's the chocolate dip that did it for me though. LOVE!
    And we love your blog too! Your photos jump off of facebook, always so beautiful. How long? Seems like as long as I've been reading blogs! Keep up the good work and congratulations!

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  34. Happy Anniversary! I've been following your blog for about 4 mo.and I really love your recipes :) and receiving something new and exciting to try everyday is a great plus+.

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  35. Oh gosh, almost a year or so now.

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  36. I've been reading this blog and pinning recipes for at least a year! juanitas_cocina@yahoo.com

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  37. I am new here, and I am so glad that I found you :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I'm really new...less than a month!

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  39. Less than a month! (sorry if this is a duplicate, my computer and I aren't getting along tonight)

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  40. I've been reading your site for about 2 months after I found you from another Recipe facebook site!

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  41. I've been reading for 2-3 months . . . I especially love all the popsicles! We have had a spat of warm weather (weird for us), so I have been making a ton of fresh juiced popsicles. I'll have to save this one for a special occasion for my husband since he loves banana splits so much!

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  42. I have been following you for I think either 4 or 5 mths now.
    Love reading the recipes & had made a few of them.
    I'm going to look into my family history before I got married my last name was Boos.
    That's so neat

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  43. I've been following you for almost 1 year now!

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  44. Following your page for 4 or 5 mths, love your page
    I need to look back in my family history to see if there's a John boos related to us.

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  45. Yum! These look great :) I think I've been reading for at least a year now! :)

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  46. I have just discovered Slow Roasted Italian from a link that a friend shared on Facebook. I am amazed at the delicious sounding vegetarian dishes that you have been posting.

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  47. I have been enjoying your posts and recipes for about 6 months. One of my favorite blogs...Great recipes that are easy to replicate!

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    I love your blog, and have tried many of your recipes.

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  49. Love your blog and have been reading for a while now. :)

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  50. I found your FB page and blog probably about a year ago and love it!
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  51. I've bene reading for about a year! maybe longer!

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  52. I'd say a year or longer! Love your blog!

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  53. Have been following your blog for quite a while now and love it!!

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  56. I've been reading just a few months...I love the recipes of course and Chad's beautiful pictures.

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  57. I have been reading for the last 6 months or so.

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  58. Dawn AanderudCosbyAugust 2, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I found you about 3 months ago and love every minute of time I spend here. The recipes are so amazing!

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  59. Im a pretty new reader, loving it so far!

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  61. I love your site. Been following for about a month now. Been dying for a boos block since we remodeled our kitchen almost 3 years ago.

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  62. Love your blog! Very nice giveaway! Thanks!

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  63. I've been following your site for about 2 months now and LOVE the recipes you post. Keep up the great work!!! Looking forward to the many more recipes you have to share

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  64. I've been reading for about a year!

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  65. I'm not sure how long I've been reading, but I love ALL your recipes!! I can't wait to see more. :)

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  66. We enjoy ice cream for dessert after meals than pie or cakes, this one will be on our list to have over the weekend!

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  67. Love your blog, have tried many of your recipes. I would love to win this cutting board. I do a lot of cooking and one of my cutting boards is really little and the bigger one is broken. I just can't afford a good cutting board right now. So pick me to win, please!!

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  68. I love reading your blog found you about a month ago!!

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  69. I have reading your delicious recipes for about a year now. I was completely taken in by the gorgeous pictures!

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