Classic All-American Banana Split

banana split

Banana split is one of the most popular desserts out there. So if you are wondering what after-dinner-treat to make, you should try this one right here – the Classic All-American Banana Split!


The very first banana split recipe was made by a pharmacist apprentice named David Evans Strickler in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. That dates back to 1904.

This recipe is already more than a hundred years old, but it still continues to satisfy the cravings of people who love sweets. Well, you can’t blame them as this recipe is just sooooo good!

Banana split is a very wholesome food. You can even it for breakfast or as a snack.

Health Benefits of Bananas

In the first place, this requires ripe bananas, which are rich in fiber and contain lots of essential nutrients. Some of them may even help lower blood pressure and improve digestion. Since they are a good source of fiber and they can make you feel full for a long time, they can promote weight loss, too. This type of fruit is loaded with antioxidants as well, which are very helpful.

ripe bananas

So, are you ready for a treat? Make this recipe and impress everybody at the dinner table.

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Classic All-American Banana Split

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  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This classic all-American banana split recipe allows you to enjoy the sweetness of a ripe banana mixed with the creamy, cold texture and rich flavor of ice cream.



1 medium-size banana

vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream (1 scoop each)

2 tbsps strawberry slices

2 tbsp pineapple slices

3 tbsp whipped cream

1 tbsp peanuts (chopped)

1 tbsp chocolate syrup

3 pcs. cherries with stems


  1. Peel the banana and split lengthwise.
  2. Put 1 scoop each of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream between banana.
  3. Top with strawberry and pineapple slices, peanuts, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and cherries.
  4. Serve immediately.


It is highly recommended to use a long, narrow, shallow dish when serving this dessert.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

As you can see this classic banana split recipe involves pineapple and strawberry slices. Both fruits boost the nutritional value of this particular dessert. If you don’t have fresh pineapple and strawberries, you can use the ones in can just fine. As for the banana, make sure that it is not overripe.

There are different versions of banana splits, but this right here is the original. You don’t need to bake anything. And since you can utilize store-bought ice cream, you can make this recipe in 5 to 10 minutes. How cool is that? There is no way you can mess it up since all you have to do is to arrange the ingredients. You can definitely use your creativity!

Closing Thoughts

The classic all-American banana split recipe is perfect for all occasions. In fact, you can make it even on an ordinary day. It contains fruits, so that right there provides you with important nutrients. Plus, with the combined flavor of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream, everybody will love this dessert. It’s an excellent way to encourage your kids to eat fruits. The ice cream lures them. 🙂

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