In 1904, here in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at a nearby drugstore, created the first banana split recipe. In our restaurants, we still make banana splits according to his original recipe. Melanie Blystone, of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
1 medium banana, peeled and split lengthwise
1 scoop each of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream
2 tablespoons sliced fresh strawberries or 1 tablespoon strawberry ice cream topping
1 tablespoon of pineapple ice cream topping or 2 tablespoons of pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons whipped cream
1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
2 maraschino cherries with stems
In a dessert dish, arrange bananas with scoops of ice cream in between. Add the remaining ingredients on top. Serve right away.
Banana Split Tips
Can a banana split be served in a different kind of dish?
You’re not the only one who doesn’t have a banana split dish at home! Even if you can easily order one online, you may also check to see if your neighborhood thrift shop has any old banana split dishes. If not, simply use a long, shallow dish at home. If you don’t have one that will work, you may just slice the banana up further to make the sundae fit into a standard dish, as in other ice cream sundae recipes.
How can you make a banana split on your own?
Although chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream scoops used in traditional banana recipes, you can get creative with the ice cream flavors. Vanilla custard, peanut butter ice cream, and cookie dough ice cream would be my choices if it were up to me. The sauces and toppings can changed as well. Strawberry syrup, salted caramel sauce, or peanut butter ice cream topping are alternatives to chocolate syrup. Swap out the pineapple and strawberry with blueberries, raspberries, or another type of fresh fruit, or choose something a little more decadent. Its like Oreo crumbles, sprinkles, or chopped peanut butter cups instead. Simply use the split banana as the foundation to continue building a banana split!
Can you make banana splits ahead of time?
Because making a banana split requires a bit more work than spreading regular ice cream. You might be tempted to start making the ice cream sundae ahead of time, in particular, if it’s on the menu for your summer BBQ. However, natural banana splits are preferable. The berries and pineapple can be chopped ahead of time. But the bananas should be split just before serving to avoid browning. Take the ice cream from the freezer for approximately ten minutes before serving to make dishing easier.
710 calories, 31 g of fat (17 g of saturated fat), and 88 mg of cholesterol. 184 mg of potassium, 107g of carbs (68 g of sugars, 6 g of fiber), and 11 g of protein are contained in 1 serving.