August 25th- National Banana Split Day

 

NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY

National Banana Split Day is observed annually on August 25th!

Traditionally served in a long dish, called a boat, a banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream placed in between.  The strawberry ice cream is complimented with pineapple topping. Chocolate syrup is poured on the vanilla ice cream and strawberry topping covers the chocolate ice cream.  Crushed nuts, whipped cream and maraschino cherries garnish the entire boat.

Today, there are many variations to the classic banana split.

A 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist at Tassel’s Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania created the first banana split in 1904.  David Evans Strickler enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store’s soda fountain.  His first “banana-based triple ice cream sundae” sold for 10 cents, double the cost of all the other sundaes.

HOW TO OBSERVE

On this warm day, celebrate National Banana Split Day with delicious banana split and don’t forget the cherry on top! Use #NationalBananaSplitDay to post on social media.

ALL-AMERICAN BANANA SPLIT RECIPE

All-American Banana Split Recipe

All-American Banana Split Recipe photo by Taste of Home

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium banana, peeled and split lengthwise
  • 1 scoop each vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh strawberries or 1 tablespoon strawberry ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple chunks or 1 tablespoon pineapple ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 2 maraschino cherries with stems

DIRECTIONS

Place banana in a dessert dish; place scoops of ice cream between banana. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately. Enjoy Yield: 1 serving.

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August 25th- National Banana Split Day
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National Banana Split Day is observed annually on August 25th! Traditionally served in a long dish, called a boat, a banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream placed in between.
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