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How to Make a Banana Split

Banana Split

It seems the banana split was invented by a fellow named Strickler in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1904, although there is a bit of controversy about the fact.

In any case, it is an easy and indulgent treat to prepare, and the combination of the fruit, ice cream, and sauce, makes it a delight to consume.

To prepare it, simply take a banana and split it lengthwise. Pile on three scoops of ice cream (traditionally vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, although we substitute honeycomb in our shops.) Don’t make them too big – it’s already a big dessert!

Pour some chocolate sauce over the ice cream (you could also use caramel, or anything else that takes your fancy – pineapple was traditionally included).

Then pile on some whipped cream, and sprinkle chocolate shavings or sprinkles, nuts, or other toppings you enjoy over the cream.

A biscuit stuck in each scoop of ice cream completes the effect, and all that’s missing is the spoon!

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9 Responses to “How to Make a Banana Split”

  1. May 8th, 2006 at 1:30 am

    tankeduptaco says:

    It kind of looks like the Titanic sailing away to distant shores.

  2. May 8th, 2006 at 1:47 am

    tankeduptaco says:

    Why did I say titanic? Because that looks like it could sink any diet.

  3. May 8th, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Kieran says:

    Well spotted. We call it “Titanic Banana Split” in our shops. It’s sunk a good few, I tell you!

  4. May 10th, 2006 at 7:02 am

    Ange says:

    Beautiful photo, the colors are so incredibly vivd

  5. June 7th, 2006 at 10:05 pm

    Marshall Elementary Room 32 second grade says:

    We are writing a report on ice cream and we will follow your recipe. It looks so good!!!!!!!!

  6. June 7th, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    Kieran says:

    Excellent. I can´t wait to hear how it turns out!!!

  7. November 29th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Elizabeth Heagney says:

    Made the Titanic Split for a Din Din’s party last night. It went ‘down’ a treat. We really sunk or teeth into it!

  8. November 29th, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    Kieran says:

    Delighted to hear it!

  9. August 22nd, 2007 at 11:52 am

    golden_wolffox1 says:

    it not a titanic that ship had 4 smoke pipes this food got only 3 not 4 beside i can make any kind of food without gaining it fast and easy too

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