I used to live near a Ben & Jerry’s, and almost every time I went I’d get the Banana Fudge Royal. I haven’t been to a B&J’s in probably a decade, and I don’t know if the Banana Fudge Royal even exists any more, but last Wednesday I got a powerful craving for one. So powerful that over the course of the next 24 hours I gathered the ingredients:
- Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Hot Fudge (NOT chocolate sauce!)
- Whipped Cream in a Can (no, you don’t want the real stuff)
- Ripe bananas
The ripe bananas were the problem: mine weren’t.
So I waited. And waited. And waited. This part couldn’t be rushed, because if the bananas weren’t ripe, they would ruin the entire dish.
This morning I made a fruit salad with breakfast, and tried a banana. Ready!!!
Making this sundae takes about 90 seconds. Start with the ice cream. Slice the bananas over it. Warm up the hot fudge in the microwave and pour over. Top with a generous spray of whipped cream. Done!
The original might have had nuts, but I don’t remember because if it did, I definitely got it without. So add nuts if you must, but know that that version is not Amy-approved.
When my husband saw me pull the Peanut Butter Cup ice cream out of the back of the freezer, he said “Hey! I didn’t know we had that!” EXACTLY. If he had, there wouldn’t have been any left by the time the bananas were ripe. I don’t mess around.
Fiona came downstairs JUST as I was about to take my first bite, the bite I’d been waiting for since Wednesday, and she wanted her own. I did NOT want her touching my $11 jar of small-batch, hand-made hot fudge – she needed me to heat that up. So I was very clear: Do not talk to me for ten minutes. Do not ask me for a bite of my sundae. Do not ask me for anything. Let me enjoy my dessert in peace. And after ten minutes, you can make your own.
She knew I was serious. She set a timer. She stayed absolutely quiet.
And then she made her own, with me microwaving her a SMALL amount of my hot fudge (I need to buy my family the cheap stuff – they don’t deserve the good stuff!).
If you like peanut butter and bananas (which I could probably live on), you will love this sundae.