Ice Cream – Banana Split Recipe
A Banana Split is an ice cream-based dessert originally invented by a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist, who enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store’s soda fountain. He invented the banana-based triple ice cream sundae in 1904. A year or two later, historians say, a Boston ice cream entrepreneur came up with the same sundae, with one minor flaw — he served his banana splits with unpeeled bananas until he discovered that ladies preferred them peeled.
Here’s a simple way to make a banana split:
- 1 banana, cut lengthwise
- 1 scoop each vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream
- chocolate syrup or strawberry syrup
- whipped cream
- chopped nuts
- crushed pineapple
- maraschino cherries
- In a boat dish, place the sliced banana on both sides.
- Place scoops of ice cream in a row between banana slices.
- Squirt chocolate syrup or strawberry syrup on top of the ice cream.
- Top each mound with whipped cream.
- Put a spoonful of crushed pineapple and sprinkle with nuts and top each with a cherry.