Classic banana split

Classic banana split

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 0 minsServes 4



ripe bananas
scoopsvanilla ice cream
scoopschocolate ice cream
scoopsstrawberry ice cream
chocolate syrup
strawberry syrup
pineapple topping or canned crushed pineapple
whipped cream
chopped nuts (e.g., walnuts or almonds)
maraschino cherries
optional: other toppings like sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or caramel sauce


  • Prepare the Bananas: Peel the bananas and cut them in half lengthwise. You'll end up with six banana halves.

  • Assemble the Base: Place two banana halves on each side of a long serving dish or banana split boat.

  • Add Ice Cream Scoops: Place one scoop of vanilla, one scoop of chocolate, and one scoop of strawberry ice cream between the banana halves.

  • Drizzle the Sauces: Drizzle chocolate syrup over the vanilla ice cream.

  • Drizzle strawberry syrup over the chocolate ice cream.

  • Add Fruit Toppings: Spoon pineapple topping or crushed pineapple over the strawberry ice cream.

  • Whipped Cream: Generously dollop whipped cream on top of each scoop of ice cream.

  • Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped nuts over the whipped cream. These provide a delicious crunch.

  • Cherries on Top: Place maraschino cherries on top of the whipped cream. You can add as many as you like.

  • Finishing Touches: If desired, you can sprinkle some colorful sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or drizzle caramel sauce over the entire creation.

  • Serve Immediately: Banana splits are best enjoyed immediately after preparation to prevent the ice cream from melting.

Recipe Story

Ah yes, the wonderful classic that is the Banana Split!
In the labyrinth of culinary wonders, there exists an icon of indulgence, a symphony of flavours that dances on the senses like a well-crafted melody - the humble yet seductive Banana Split. Picture this: ripe bananas, their yellow skins peeling away to reveal creamy flesh, split down the middle to embrace a triumvirate of ice cream: velvety vanilla, sinfully rich chocolate, and the delicate blush of strawberry. This dessert whispers promises of childhood nostalgia and unabashed hedonism in the same breath.

Assembling this masterpiece is a ritual, an act of artistic expression. Each banana half, placed strategically in its designated banana split boat, becomes a canvas for the symphony to unfold. Vanilla ice cream, a pristine white expanse, awaits its baptism in decadence with a river of chocolate syrup cascading over it, while its cocoa sibling receives the sweet caress of strawberry syrup.

But this dish is not just about contrasts; it's about harmony. Tangy pineapple topping, reminiscent of tropical breezes, intermingles with the ice creams in a celebration of flavours. Whipped cream, a cloud-like pillow, is showered with the textured rain of chopped nuts, adding a satisfying crunch to the ensemble.

Let's not forget the whimsy of maraschino cherries, perched like sentinels atop this creation, guarding secrets of sweetness. And should you dare, a playful shower of sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or the haunting allure of caramel sauce can complete this opus.

In the gastronomic ballet that is life, the Banana Split is an act that demands immediacy, a standing ovation of senses. The banana's curve cradles the creamy mélange as if to say, "Indulge now, for moments like these are fleeting." And so, without hesitation, savour this masterpiece, an ode to joy and to the irreverence of culinary exploration.