Haagen-Dazs Forever

Orange County, it was the 1980’s. There was a local Haagen-Dazs store. It smelled like heaven dressed in dark red and white. Come Sunday night it was a go-to when the DMV bestowed yours truly with a driver’s license. The question was how many under-aged teenagers could I pile in my Mazada? I fly, you buy, was the motto.

Sadly, the retail establishment came and went. It’s departure compelled a multitude of local cohorts to go into mourning. Come now, a fresh Haagen-dazs Vanilla Chocolate Chip in a Waffle Cone with whip cream and hot fudge. It was lifeblood to ward off teenage angst. Off the record, it is perhaps how I made it through my teen years. My sweet Mama thanks you Haagen-Dazs. From the bottom of her heart.

So, when the folks at Haagen-Dazs asked me to sample a few flavors, then post a recipe.  I was all-in, totally committed, at the word “sample”, I owed them as much.

Haagen-dazs (1 of 1)

Today I bring you an end of summer Haagen-Dazs moment. A tropical banana split, with three flavors, pineapple coconut, vanilla and strawberry. Macadamia nuts provided by me. It is an ode to a summer’s innocence long ago.

Haagen-dazs (1 of 1)-4

5.0 from 5 reviews
Haagen-Dazs Tropical Banana Split
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1½ tablespoons powder sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extraxt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • ¼ cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream
  • 1 scoop Strawberry Haagen-Dazs ice cream
  • 1 scoop Coconut Pineapple Haagen-Dazs ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts
  1. Combine the cream sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and whip until the cream holds medium peaks.
  2. Arrange the bananas in a serving bowl. Add the three scoops of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Spoon the pineapple, strawberries on top. Top with whipped cream and chopped macadamia nuts.


If you can find a fresh waffle cup or cone, you will enter ice cream mecca carrying the gold metal.

Haagen-dazs (1 of 1)-6haagen daz (3 of 3)

For those who wish for a little more chocolate in their frozen treat, I strongly recommend Haagen-Dazs chocolate with a few chocolate chips and Oreo cookie. My kids have a hunch it will proudly be a medal finalist as well.

Thank you Haagen-Dazs for being my go-to ice cream for the last 25 years. I have never cheated on you and I will never leave you. You are my favorite.




Wait there is more! Haagen-dazs has a 50 Summer Moments Photography e-book that will be available for free download at the end of September. And get this, for every download, Haagen-Dazs will donate $5 to Honey Bee research at the University of Davis.  This is the second reason why I love Haagen-Dazs so much.  Those hard working honey bees need ALL the help they can get right now.  Here are a few of my #HDmoments I submitted to Haagen-Dazs this past summer. We’ll see if they are selected to the e-book. Let’s do it for the bees!



  1. Haagen Dazs is darn lucky to have you!

  2. Great post. I think i made it throught my own high school years due to Haagensdazs too. So glad you are with me!

  3. Haagendaz was the first job I was fired from:) I worked at the store in Newport on PCH. I still have the forearms to prove it!
    BTW, love the HS shot!

  4. I worked at Haagen Dazs my senior year and the memories I have working with my best friend! I also can work my forearm like nobodys business!! I just wish they would bring back macadamia nut and Swiss almond chocolate. 🙁 I think I still have my red strawberry shirt somewhere!

  5. That’s where my hubby took me on our first date! We were in college and I rode on the back of his (borrowed) scooter down to the village Haagen Dazs store and we shared a hot fudge sundae!

  6. Your instagram photos are out of this world. Haagen-Dazs would be foolish not to use ALL of them . Just sayin. Xo

  7. SO PROUD OF YOU. This shout out is completely well deserved. Must admit, I’ll enjoy a bowl of Haagen Daz even more now that I know what great Social Media taste they have shown.

  8. Made this. It was perfect. Thank you Sugar and Spice, I am your newest fan!!!!!


  1. […] 1. Haagen Daz are total BBF. It is a sweet sweet LOVE that will last forever. […]

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge