The Weekend Cocktail: Memorial Day Banana Split

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY

Memorial Day marks the first official BBQ of the 2012 summer! It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half mast from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

This grown up version of a classic warm weather treat will bring a smile to the faces of your guests. Enjoy the beautiful long weekend! Cheers!

Memorial Day Banana Split

2 frozen bananas, chopped

1 cup heavy cream

1/4-1/3 cup Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup whipped cream plus 1 tablespoon for garnish

Place bananas, cream, Patron, vanilla and 1/3 cup whipped cream in a blender. Blend on low until smooth and thick. Garnish with extra tablespoon of whipped cream, coffee grounds or chocolate chips and enjoy!

Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. She is the co-founder and master baker at Magpie Gourmet Mini Pies.  Check out her websites www.Backtothekitchen.net and  http://magpieminipie.vpweb.com.  Her Sweet and Savory Cookbook is available through AMAZON .

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