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Celebrate With Banana Splits And Gay Lea Whipped Cream #GayLeaMom

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It’s summer time and there are so many reasons to celebrate. In fact, I counted ten.

Ten Reasons to Celebrate Summer:

First, school is out. WOOT! Woot!! That makes this Mom happy.

Second, summer weather, HELLO! Yes, please, bring it on.

Barbecue season is number three on my list of awesome reasons to celebrate!

Fourth, my daughter graduated from grade eight.

Fifth, my daughter has a birthday.

Sixth, my anniversary, which just passed.

There was also Father’s Day which is seventh and eighth is my birthday!!

Ninth was my husband’s birthday.

OH and wait…it’s almost Canada Day too!! That’s ten. Ten occasions for my family to celebrate this month alone. Holy smokes that’s one heck of a lot of parties.

What’s a celebration without great food, right? And treats sometimes make occasions extra special. So bring out the yummy foods that cool us off. Bring out the sweet treats and fun concoctions that satisfy our fun, child-like, side. I am content to indulge just a little when it comes to summer. I know I can hop in the pool or take a walk and build in extra outdoor walk time if I need to add a bit more physical to balance out the treats. Whatever the reason to celebrate, and whatever the recipe that you have in mind, Gay Lea Whipped Cream adds a little burst of joy to any occasion.

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The kids finished school last week and my daughter graduated grade eight. This week they started day camp. One of my kiddos was a little bit nervous about making new friends and the other was giddy about taking on a new role as a leader in training.

So tonight we celebrated a successful day with some of these banana splits. The banana split recipe I used is super simple. The kids can easily make these themselves. In fact, this would be brilliant as a fun birthday activity. I think this is what I will set up for the upcoming birthday party. You could set up a make your own banana split station. Just make sure to have Gay Lea Whipped Cream on hand.

banana split recipe

This weekend my younger daughter also had a sleepover and we celebrated the end of school the next morning with homemade waffles. I love waffles with my new No Mess waffle maker. The girls, who are aspiring Youtubers, decided they’d challenge themselves to build really interesting waffles. And they did that with peanut butter, jam, bananas, sprinkles, whipped cream, a bit of Lego Brick candy, pancake syrup, Fruit Loops and Rice Krispies, and strawberries. Their creation was a once a year kind of masterpiece.

Sleepover madness - the girls decided to make a waffle challenge with each other this past weekend.
Sleepover madness – the girls decided to make a waffle challenge with each other this past weekend.

So, there’s more than a few ways to create something special and memorable with Gay Lea real whipped cream. Don’t forget to visit Gay Lea for more information about products and recipes.

banana split recipe

Banana Splits

Paula Schuck
Super fun to celebrate any occasion, this easy banana split recipe can be made by your children easily enough.
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • For one banana split:
  • 1 Banana
  • Gay Lea Whipped Cream
  • 3 Fresh cherries
  • Three scoops of ice cream
  • Caramel sauce or you could sub in cherry sauce, chocolate, fudge, or even strawberry
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Peel your banana.
  • Carefully split down the middle with a knife
  • Add three scoops of ice cream
  • Wave the sauce overtop
  • Cap it off with some whipped cream
  • Add cherries to each mound of whipped cream and serve with a dish of sprinkles so the kids can personalize them.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Did you know? 

Gay Lea’s Real Whipped Cream is:

– Made with real cream

– Nut-Free

– Kosher and Halal certified

Gay Lea’s Real Coconut Whipped Cream is:

– Made with real REAL coconut cream

– Non-dairy, lactose- and gluten-free but remains 100% delicious

– Great taste – Smooth, natural texture and exceptional coconut flavour

– Convenient – A quick dollop adds tropical flavour to any treat, dessert or beverage

I love that there are a few different options for Gay Lea whipped cream now. You can opt for light like we did, or the usual Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream, or even coconut whipped cream.

banana split recipe

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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.