|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 to 2|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||31%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||74%|
|Total Carbohydrate 57g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 9g||31%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Love the taste of banana mixed with the creamy cold texture of ice cream and the rich flavor of chocolate? Is a banana split your ultimate comfort food? If so, try this easy-to-make recipe for a banana split that I'm sure you'll want to make over and over again.
A 23-year-old pharmacist apprentice named David Evans Strickler is credited with inventing the banana triple ice cream sundae in 1904. Back then, this was a high-priced dessert costing 10 cents, or twice the price of other ice cream sundaes where Strickler worked at the Tassel Pharmacy, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The price didn't deter customers, and the treat became popular throughout the country.
The 100th anniversary of the city of Latrobe celebrated the invention of the banana split in 2004. That year the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) dubbed this Pennsylvania city as the banana split birthplace.
A classic banana split it a combination of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream served with a banana cut lengthwise and toppings like chocolate syrup and whipped cream. However, you can tweak the classic formula according to your tastes. Use your choice of ice cream flavors (as long as they go nicely together) and switch out the toppings to make the favorite dessert your own.
Gather the ingredients.
Place the banana slices against the sides of a long, narrow, shallow dish.
Place the scoops of ice cream in a row between the banana slices.
Squirt the chocolate syrup on the vanilla and strawberry ice cream.
Spoon the marshmallow creme over the chocolate ice cream.
Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with nuts and top each mound of ice cream with a cherry.
- Try swapping one or more ice cream flavor for another favorite, like pistachio, cookies and cream, or cherry ice cream.
- Try different syrups like butterscotch, caramel, or strawberry sauce.
- A variety of chopped, toasted nuts like peanuts, pecans, almonds, or pistachios are delicious sprinkled on top.
- Add other toppings like toasted coconut or sprinkles.
- The long, narrow banana dishes can be found in your local grocery or home goods store. Tip: When having a big dinner party, you can also use glass banana split dishes for placing butter around the table.
- If you're having a party or feeding a crowd, arrange all of the ingredients on a table or buffet in the order they are used, starting with the dishes and ending with the spoons. Let everyone make their own banana split for a fun, interactive dessert.