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All-American Banana Split

In 1904, the first banana split recipe was made here in Latrobe, Pennsylvania by David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at a local drug store. We still use his original formula when we make banana splits in our restaurants. —Melissa Blystone, Valley Dairy
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 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


  • Place banana in a dessert dish; place scoops of ice cream between banana. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

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  • nanajacobsen
    Jul 24, 2012

    My hubby loves these but they melt before we can get them home for him!!! With this receipe it don't melt!!!

  • Twist_Shriek
    Feb 9, 2012

    Would've been better w/o the pineapple, but all in all it was a terrific recipe.

  • Vannisa
    Jul 28, 2011

    Just awesome, we love it!