Sunset Tropical Twist Sundae Recipe

We love tropical fruit (E’s favorite fruit is pineapple and S’s favorite is banana), so I am excited for this opportunity to partner with Turbana/Fyffes to bring you a delicious tropical sundae recipe and promote the Sendick’s 90th Anniversary event back home in Wisconsin.
Imagine yourself on the beach in paradise, the sweet smell of the ocean and tropical fruits wafting through the air.

In your hand you have a refreshing treat–an ice cream sundae loaded with some of those tantalizing tropical fruits.

Okay, so you may not be in a tropical paradise right now, but this amazing Sunset Tropical Twist Sundae with Turbana Bananas and Fyffes Pineapples will make you feel like you are.

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Banana splits have been an obsession of mine lately, so this sundae modeled after this delicious ice cream sundae recipe makes me swoon. I wanted something that I could call a healthy dessert, so I kept it simple with wholesome ingredients.

Instead of just throwing everything on top like I usually do, I added each ingredient in order to give the appearance of a sunset in paradise.

As much as I was tempted to consume this banana split sundae all by myself, secretly indulging in my edible euphoria…I figured I’d be a great mother and wife and share some with my guys.

I set up the ingredients in these fantastic sundae bowls and lined them up for an ice cream sundae bar so we could each build our own Sunset Tropical Twist Sundaes.

Tropical Twist Sundae Bar

First, I had to prepare the fruit..

Red strawberries were chopped, sprinkled with just a hint of sugar to bring out the juices, and stored in the refrigerator overnight.

Sweet Turbana Bananas were coined and cut into quarter pie pieces.

That juicy Fyffes Pineapple was minced to create the perfect topping.

Turbana Banana Fyffes Pineapple

I made some fantastic homemade hard shell chocolate sauce to drizzle on top.

In my large glass sundae bowl, I layered: smooth vanilla ice cream, tender banana chunks, tart crushed pineapple, sweet strawberries in their sauce, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, a sprinkle of chopped peanuts, a small waffle cookie.


Might need a bigger bowl for all this wholesome goodness! I used these sundae glasses, but I love these sundae bowls too. Next on my list to purchase are these dessert spoons to go with my bowls.

You can layer these any way you wish. As I layered, I wanted to highlight the sunset theme. The cookie (which can be a small waffle cookie like I used, a thin Swedish cookie, or even a graham cracker), was to show the setting sun. The base level was washed with the reds and yellows and sprinkled with nuts to resemble sand.

Writing this is making my stomach growl and my mouth water. I need another one stat. I bet you want one too.
Sunset Tropical Twist Sundae Cover

Here is an easy recipe sheet for you to follow:

Sunset Tropical Twist Sundae Cover
Yield: 1

Sunset Tropical Twist Sundae

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

You'll love this tropical ice cream sundae recipe! Load it with delicious fruits, crunchy nuts, and sweet chocolate!


  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 Turbana Banana, coined and quartered
  • 1/4 cup Fyffes Pineapple, minced/crushed
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, chopped
  • Sprinkle of sugar
  • Drizzle of chocolate topping
  • 1 thin cookie/graham cracker
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup Turbana coconut flakes (Optional)


  1. Prepare the strawberries ahead of time by placing them in a container that has a lid, sprinkling them with a small amount of sugar, placing the lid on and shaking (to release the juices and soften the berries), and refrigerating a couple hours or overnight.
  2. Scoop the ice cream into your favorite sundae bowl.
  3. Top the ice cream with the fruit: bananas then pineapple then strawberries.
  4. Drizzle a small amount of chocolate topping over the fruit and sprinkle on your peanuts and/or coconuts if you choose to add those.
  5. At the back of everything, place your cookie or graham cracker slightly into the ice cream.


If you decide the measurements for the fruit are too much, you can use whatever amount you wish. This is just given as a basic idea of how you can create your sundae. I like mine loaded and layered. Some like a little sprinkled on the top. It's completely up to you!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 777Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 106gFiber: 8gSugar: 71gProtein: 12g

This nutrition information is auto-generated. Nutritional values may change with specific items and brands used, so manual calculation is recommended if exact nutritional counts are needed.

This is now my favorite ice cream sundae. I love all the layers of flavor and texture.

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I would love to hear from you in the comments below–-What is your favorite ice cream topping?


  1. This looks absolutely amazing!! I pinned it so I can make it very soon!

  2. The Sunset Tropical Twist Sundae looks delicious and I want to make it for a dessert! It looks fun to make with my daughter and son. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. shelly peterson

    We love ice cream! This dessert looks super delicious, the kids would enjoy it.

  4. Looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  5. mmm this is a healthy way to have a treat that seems decadent!

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