Ice cream before dinner seems to be our new routine thanks to our Southern California heatwave. A spoon and a container of Cookies and Cream is often all we need to satisfy our ice cream cravings. But this week we decided to get creative and beat the heat with a DIY Banana Split Bar. Thanks to Smart & Final, we picked up everything we needed in one trip including all of the ice cream flavors and toppings we needed for this DIY Ice Cream Bar. How are you beating the heat this summer?
DIY Banana Split Bar
My new favorite trend is the DIY Bar. I really like the creativity and flexibility of having a variety of choices for guests and family members. Since we’re in the middle of summer, I put together an easy DIY Banana Split Bar.
The options are limitless, but here is a list of items I included, all purchased at Smart & Final:
- Chocolate syrup
- Caramel syrup
- Slivered almonds
- Fruity Pebbles
- Whipped cream
- Neapolitan ice cream
Start with your favorite ice cream (we like Neapolitan), then top it with fresh bananas, your favorite syrups and dry toppings, whipped cream, and a cherry.
Smart & Final Beat the Heat Contest
How are you staying cool this summer? Share a photo of your summer heat-hack for a chance to win a $500 Smart & Final gift card. Here is how to enter:
- Share your photo to the pinned comment on the What’s Your Smart & Final Sweepstakes Facebook post & tag it with #MySmartandFinal.
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Did you know? Smart & Final has everything you need to Beat the Heat this summer. From ready-made salads and entrees to ice cream, one trip and that’s it is all you need when you shop at Smart & Final. For more #snackhacks and ways to #beattheheat this summer, be sure to follow Smart & Final on Instagram @SmartFinal.