Banana Split in a Pint

Hey Nosh and Nourish readers! Lunches + Littles here with another recipe. This one is so easy and good - a low-calorie Banana Split in a Pint that is sure to sweeten up your summer days!

Have you heard of Scandal-less Ice Cream by Open Nature®? It is now available in the Denver area exclusively at Safeway, and let me tell you – it is definitely worth picking up, though be warned: there are hard decisions ahead! Like… Really hard! When we spotted this ice cream the other day we knew we had to try it out. But… Which flavor to choose? Oh my, there are so many good ones!

Some of our family favorites include: Cookies & Cream, Sea Salt Caramel, and of course – the traditional Vanilla, which is chock full of vanilla beans – something we love. And, these are just a few of the flavors available. My personal fave: Sea Salt Caramel…

salted caramel scandal-less ice cream by open nature

This ice cream is perfect for eating straight out of the pint as a guilt-free indulgence. The amazing thing about Scandal-less is that you are eating an ice cream with less calories (40-50% less than regular ice cream), less fat (60-80% less than regular ice cream!) --- and all without sacrificing the great taste you look for from a frozen treat.

banana split in scandal-less pint

Now, if you follow Kelly and me, you know how much we love homemade treats – frozen ones too. Some of our favorite recent creations include:

But here is the thing: as much as we love our homemade treats, we know that sometimes you just want to treat yourself without having to work too hard. You feel us? And, I’ll be real honest; we have tried several other low-calorie ice creams before which have left an aftertaste and required you to sit the pint out for 10 minutes or more to soften the ice cream prior to serving. However, Scandal-less from our experience, has none of the after-taste and is surprisingly easy to eat out of the pint, straight from the freezer.

scandal-less pints at safeway

Oh, and let’s just talk about the price point for a minute. Scandal-less is a more cost-effective ice cream pint. When Kelly visited our local Safeway store last week these pints were just $3.49 – regular priced, compared to a competitive brand that was on sale for $4.99. I love that Scandal-less edges out all of its competitors not only in flavor, but also in price!

And because you start off with such a low-calorie base – you can feel free to pile the toppings of your choice high, which is exactly what I did with these Banana Splits. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pint and then make it your perfect pint by adding on all the things you love!

scandal-less banana split

Get the full recipe/ instructions below, and as you look for a summer treat to share with your friends, family and even kids – remember that Scandal-less by Open Nature is a great way to eat up and offer a healthier treat to enjoy on the hot days, without sacrificing a thing!

We buy our Open Nature products exclusively at the local Safeway. But you can also find them at all of the Albertsons Companies' family of stores including: Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit safeway.com to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas!

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Banana Split in a Pint

Description

Banana Split in a Pint

Ingredients

1 pint
Open Nature Scandal-Less Ice Cream (use whichever flavor you love -- we love it with either Vanilla or Sea Salt Caramel)
1⁄2  
Banana (sliced)
4  
Strawberries (cut in half or sliced)
1⁄4 cup
pineapple chunks
2  
Rainier cherries
1 tablespoon
chopped nuts
1  
small chocolate square (Ghiradelli or equivalent, shaved/grated)

Instructions

  1. Remove your Scandal-less Ice Cream pint from freezer.
  2. Scoop 1- 2 small scoops off to the side of your pint (still inside), to make room for toppings.
  3. Then, load it up with banana slices, pineapple, strawberries, cherries, chocolate shavings and nuts.
  4. Enjoy right from the pint! Yum!! 

*Just for fun, for my kiddos, I added some broken up pieces of cone to the mix too, which was a fun addition! Next time you are at Safeway be sure to pick up a pint (or five!) of Scandal-less Ice Cream by Open Nature! It’s a great choice, and has a price point that can’t be beat!

Yields 2 Servings