How to Make Classic Banana Split
- Peel the banana and with a sharp knife, cut it in half, lengthwise.
- Place the banana slices against the sides of a long, narrow, and shallow dish, opposite from each other.
- Add one scoop of each vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream in a row between the two banana slices.
- Squirt a liberal amount of chocolate syrup (or as much as you prefer) on top of the vanilla and strawberry ice cream.
- Squirt strawberry syrup according to your preference on the chocolate ice cream.
- Add a tablespoon of marshmallow crème over the chocolate ice cream.
- Cover all three scoops and bananas with whipped cream and sprinkled crushed walnuts on top.
- Top each ice cream scoop with a maraschino cherry and add rainbow sprinkles on top for garnish.
- Serve immediately.
- The origin of the banana split is traced back to the year 1904, in the city of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA. A 23-year-old pharmacist’s apprentice named David Evans Strickler is believed to have invented the triple ice cream sundae with banana.
Back in the early days, a banana split was a highly priced dessert and was sold for 10 cents, which was twice the price of other ice cream sundaes.