How to Make Easy and Yummy Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats

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We’re right in the middle of a glorious spring and I’m checking my calendar for the next big celebration. It seems like we have more family birthdays in spring than any other time of the year. That’s fine with me since I love an excuse to have a party.

Whenever I ask the family what they want for dessert, they all scream for ice cream, especially this time of year. With my family in mind, I created a Make Your Own Vanilla Bean Banana Split Float Bar.

Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats

When it comes to making ice cream floats, I like to take a ride on the wild side. And since every member of my family has their own favorite toppings, I put out a spread and let everyone do their own thing. Remember, it’s whatever floats their boat when it comes to an Ice Cream Float Bar.

Walmart has everything I need to make Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats, including my secret ingredient, Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake. This Ice Cream Cake really amps up the flavor and is the main ingredient in my Banana Split Floats.

Banana Split Floats

Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake is a new addition to the Blue Bunny® 2017 lineup of delicious ice cream treats and flavors. You can find it in the ice cream aisle at your local Walmart.

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Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats

Whenever I create an Ice Cream Float Bar, I add other ice cream selections for family members that just want a good ole’ ice cream cone or a bowl of ice cream.

Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats

I’m surprising all the ice cream lovers in my family with Blue Bunny® Mint Cookie Crunch and Monster Cookie Mash. These two flavors will be a welcome addition to my Ice Cream Bar.

My daughter, Caitlin, will head straight to the Mint Cookie Crunch and the grandkids will line up for the Monster Cookie Mash. Maybe they’ll add them to their Vanilla Bean Banana Split Float. Remember, we’re taking a ride on the wild side. Anything goes!

Let’s Make some Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats

How to Make Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats

Add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup to the bottom of a tall glass.

How to Make Banana Split Floats

Add a slice of Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake and another tablespoon of chocolate syrup.

How to Make Banana Split Floats

Slowly pour in 1/2 cup club soda. Top with your favorite toppings, including sliced bananas, cubed pineapple, cashews, and cherries.

Toppings - Banana Split Floats

Drizzle with chocolate syrup and you’re all done. Yum!

Banana Split Floats

Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats


  • Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake
  • Club Soda (1/2 cup per float)
  • Toppings
  • Sliced bananas
  • Cubed pineapple
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Cashews


    For each float:
  1. Place 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup in a tall glass. Add a slice of Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake and another tablespoon of chocolate syrup.
  2. Slowly, pour in a 1/2 cup club soda.
  3. Add your favorite toppings.
  4. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
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In addition to the ingredients for Banana Split Floats, I like to include waffle cones. My guests are free to crush the cones and add them to their floats or use them to hold the delicious new flavors of Blue Bunny® Ice Cream.

Ice Cream Cones and Banana Split Floats

For over 80 years, Blue Bunny® has been creating scrumptious flavors of ice cream made with fresh ingredients. Whenever my family gets together during the spring and summer, I make sure to have plenty of Blue Bunny® on hand. It’s a fun family tradition!

What wild and wacky toppings would you add to your Banana Split Float?



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You will take a ride on the wild side when you make Vanilla Bean Banana Split Floats. My secret ingredient takes these ice cream floats over the top. My Banana Split Float Bar is perfect for celebrations during the spring and summer.

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  1. Oh yum these sound delicious – so you know I’ve not had this sort of pudding before, but it sounds right up my street!

  2. Robin rue says:

    No way! I NEED to make one of these! And I mean one of these every single day this summer! YUM.

  3. Ali Rost says:

    When I was little .. every Saturday my grandfather and I went to A&W for rootbeer floats. That was back when they had the drive-up and you ordered through a crackly speaker. Thank-you for the memory .. made me smile

  4. Ohhh, a banana split float sounds amazing. It sounds like Blue Bunny has amazing flavors of ice cream, so I will definitely be picking some up at the store. I love ice cream!
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  5. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it. It’s going to be the perfect cool drink on a hot day here in Florida 🙂

  6. The vanilla bean banana split really looks tasty. This is perfect for us now since we have a really hot summer weather.
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  7. Oh my goodness, these look positively sinful! And so easy – I can’t wait to try one – and Blue Bunny makes the BEST ice cream!
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  8. That ice cream cake looks delicious. And who doesn’t love an ice cream sundae bar? Perfect for summer celebrations.

  9. I just made something very close to this recipe the other week. I loved make a vanilla bean frosting for mine – it was delish!
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  10. This looks delicious! I have never had a vanilla bean banana split float. This would be fun to make at home when we are having a family movie or game night.
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  11. Thanks for the delicious recipe! It’s super hot here already in SoCal and this drink would be perfect for cooling down after running with my dog outside!

  12. I love this vanilla bean banana split! I have been craving for something sweet and I’d love to try this.

  13. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    My tummy just made a somersault at the sight of this banana split! I am saving the recipe and will make this on the weekend when the grandchildren are here. I can already imagine their smiles.

  14. Oh wow! These look so yummy, I really want these in my tummy 🙂
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  15. My Teen Guide says:

    Oh my goodness. This vanilla bean banana split float looks so mouth watering. I need to have this in my hands the soonest. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. This looks so incredibly delicious!! I am so happy spring is here so I can delve into floats like this one!

  17. Yum, I love ice cream! Ice cream based drinks are popular in our area. I prefer shakes 10 times out of 10. My parents sometimes go for ice cream floats, they like fizz.
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  18. Thanks for sharing the secret! Now we can try making a banana split float with the Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie Ice Cream Cake at home.

  19. I mean, yet another one of your creations and I just can’t handle it!! Oh men, this looks like amazing and like so much fun. Your family members sure are blessed to have you create all the fun stuff for them!! The images almost look unreal – that first and last one with all the stuff?? Pinning this one too.

  20. Omg.. looks amazing and tasty! I love vanilla bean ice cream, this one is perfect for summer!

  21. That looks decadent and delicioso!! Now you KNOW BB’s gonna have to try this with her bunch right?? Gracias for the recipe; we’re gonna enjoy this at our next BBQ. BB2U

  22. Ooh, I’m going to have to try that ice cream cake. Love your float bar…yum!

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