Original Banana Split Recipe

This recipe was featured at the Banana Split Festival.

By James O. Fraioli from The Best Recipes From America's Food Festivals

Original Banana SplitPhoto Credit: Banana Split FestivalOriginal Banana Split


  • 1 banana
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 shot chocolate syrup
  • Strawberry jam, as needed

  • Pineapple bits, as needed
  • Ground nuts, as needed
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • 2 red cherries, for garnish

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a long dessert dish, arrange a peeled banana and three scoops of ice cream. Add a shot of chocolate syrup, a little strawberry jam, and a few bits of pineapple. On top of this, sprinkle some ground nuts, and garnish with a mountain of whipped cream and two red cherries on its peak. Serves 1.

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