A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. This dish originates from America. The official birthplace of the banana split is Latrobe city. Bananas cut into half vertically and put in the dish. There are many ways to make a banana split. But the Classic banana split makes with three scoops of ice cream (one of each strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla).
This ice cream scoop serves between the split banana. Then traditional sauces of strawberry, pineapple, and chocolate pour on the ice cream. while whipped cream and cherries use for topping. Additionally, crush walnuts or peanuts for optional use.
The banana split commonly served in a long glass dish called a “boat“.
Ingredients for Banana Split/ 2 Servings
|Bananas||2 medium, peeled and cut vertically|
|Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream.||2 scoop of each flavor|
|Strawberry ice cream topping.||2 tablespoons|
|Pineapple ice cream topping.||2 tablespoons|
|Whipped cream.||4 tablespoons|
|Chopped peanut||2 tablespoons|
|Chocolate syrup||2 tablespoons|
|Maraschino cherries||4 with stem|
Preparation Time for banana split is almost 10 Minutes.
How To Prepare Banana Split?
- Place the banana (cut vertically ) in a dessert serving dish.
- Then place each scoop of ice cream between the banana slices.
- Top with the chocolate syrup, whipped cream, cherries, and (pineapple& strawberry) ice cream.
- In the end, sprinkle crushed nuts on the desert.
- Serve instantly.
Original Banana Split
The original banana split prepared with three scoops of different flavor ice creams. Top with fruits and serve over a banana, that was split lengthwise.
Strawberries, crushed pineapple with marshmallow syrup, crush nuts, cherries, and black cherries. Strickler’s marshmallow sauce as the topping is no longer used
The common toppings are using in today’s banana split comprise strawberry, chocolate, and pineapple sauces.
On the other hand, whipped cream, cherries, nuts, and caramel sauce, are non-traditional toppings use in later recipes of the classic banana split.
Modification in the classic recipes may use grilled bananas. Experiment with other flavors of ice cream such as coffee or coconut. Sauces like warm butterscotch or salted caramel.
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