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Lana’s Cooking…with Aidan and Maggie (and a recipe for Banana Split Cones)

A banana split in a cone!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes

I just love summer vacation! Even though we haven’t had a school-age child for a long time, still the words “summer vacation” just make me say… ahhhh. It’s that time of year when there’s less traffic on the roads, the pace of life seems to slow down, we enjoy longer, lazier days, and much more time with our grands! Speaking of which, they’ve been here with us for nearly two weeks and we’ve been packing a lot of fun into these days. We’re all enjoying some of the simple pleasures of summer like eating popsicles and blowing bubbles…

Banana Split Cones


and exploring new interests like archery and photography. (By the way, he’d like for everyone to know that he’s not at all fond of my flowery pink camera strap. All boy, that one.)

Aidan's learning archery and photography

We’ve spent days at the movies and at the zoo and lots of time in the pool.

If you’ve ever spent a summer in the South, you’ll understand how unusual our weather was last Sunday and Monday when we had cool temperatures and steady rains all day. Our summer rains typically come in thunderstorms that hit us quickly and move out just as fast. So since the weather wasn’t fit for anything outdoors, we decided to just stay in and made chicken and dumplings for dinner.

Aidan cutting dumplings

Aidan learned how to cut the dumplings.

Maggie dropping dumplings

Then Maggie dropped them into the bubbling broth to cook.

We also made a little afternoon treat that day – banana splits in sugar cones! This is a great treat that kids can make on their own. If you don’t mind doing a little clean up afterwards :-)

Banana Split Cones

Start with a sugar cone and add a little chocolate syrup in the bottom. Next Add some vanilla ice cream and diced banana. Put in a little more ice cream and a bit of strawberry ice cream topping. Then more ice cream, diced banana and chocolate syrup. Top with one last scoop of vanilla ice cream and some colorful sprinkles. And there you have it – a banana split in a cone!


So, tell me, what have you and your family been up to this summer? Any favorite activities or places you’ve visited? I’d love to hear about it!

Other ice cream treats you might enjoy from around the internet:

What I was cooking…

Banana Split Cones

A banana split in a cone!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Lana Stuart


  • 4 ice cream sugar cones
  • 1 banana diced
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 4 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 4 tbsp strawberry ice cream topping
  • 2 tsp sprinkles


  • Fill sugar cones with layers of chocolate syrup, diced bananas, ice cream, strawberry topping as desired.
  • Top with sprinkles.


Nutrition Information

Calories 294kcal | Carbohydrates 53g | Protein 3g | Fat 8g | Saturated Fat 5g | Cholesterol 29mg | Sodium 82mg | Potassium 291mg | Fiber 2g | Sugar 35g | Vitamin A 297IU | Vitamin C 6mg | Calcium 87mg | Iron 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. This idea is so cute and festive… I absolutely love it. Sugar cones, ice cream, chocolate, bananas? What more could you possibly ask for?

  2. Oh summer vacation – love it – i wish i could be a kid again sometimes. Now i am raising one myself and hope to enjoy summer vacation in a few years!

  3. oh Lana, those do look like a lot of fun to eat and I know you are giggly having them around – life is grand and summer vacations are one of the many pleasurable things to look forward to.. enjoy and have a blessed weekend

  4. I’m sure your grandchildren are having a great time, they’re lucky to have such a wonderful grandma. I am totally for these delicious banana split cones :)

  5. I really want one of those ice cream cones, and somebody special to enjoy it with me. Come on down!! We can do lots of great things at the farm, if you just don’t mind getting a little dirty here and there.

    Miss P

  6. These banana split cones are such a fun idea! It looks as though the grandkids are having a ball at your house and it’s great to see how involved they are in snapping photos and helping in the kitchen.