If you make the rounds of the food blogs over the next few days, I’m sure you’ll notice something strange: lots of banana splits. The reason? Foodbuzz is sponsoring a posting challenge and “Top Nine Takeover” to raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).
For every Featured Publisher that constructs a post around the theme “The Ultimate Banana Split”, Foodbuzz will donate $50 (up to $5000) to the OCRF.
Now I’m not one to indulge in something like a banana split all that often (and I certainly wouldn’t blog about it if I did!), but my grandmother died of ovarian cancer, so you can bet I support this cause. So above is my ultimate banana split, made with sliced bananas, homemade organic vanilla bean ice cream (recipe below), hot fudge, whipped cream and a real cherry…I don’t do maraschinos!
Easy Organic Vanilla Ice Cream
Adapted from the recipe for Philadephia-Style Vanilla Ice Cream in The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
*1 cup organic heavy cream
*2 cups organic whole milk
*¾ cup organic sugar
*seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Freeze in your ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
I know you probably want to go grab a real banana split right now, but before you do, head over to Kelly Confidential and build a virtual one! For each virtual banana split you make (1 per day), Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF on your behalf (plus you’ll be entered to win some great prizes)!