Classic Banana Split

Since Mr. Fantabulous is on this Banana Split kick AND his EPIC failed attempt to make his own, I figured I’d share how to make one.  Now for me, I thought it was pretty straight forward but if you saw the picture I posted on our Facebook page of his poor mangled ice cream treat I felt it my civic duty to share this.  Even if it’s just for him to read and follow.  Trust me, waking me up at 11pm on a work night to discuss where the sauces are and then proceed to show me his banana split (that literally resided in a 3qrt casserole dish – yes 3 quarts!) is not wise.  So to my dear darling husband – this is all for you!

classic banana split

First the sauces… for me (and most) a Classic Banana Split consists of 3 scoops of ice cream and then each scoop have their own type of sauce.  You have your Pineapple Sauce, Hot Fudge (for some reason it always goes in the middle) and then your Strawberry Sauce.

Ice Cream Toppings

Classic Banana Split


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  1. Peel the banana and split in half, lengthwise and place in shallow serving bowl so they nestle against the sides of the bowl.
  2. Place the ice cream scoops in the center of the bowl in this order - vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
  3. Spoon the pineapple topping on top of the vanilla ice cream.
  4. Spoon the strawberry vanilla bean topping on top of the strawberry.
  5. Spoon the hot fudge sauce on top of the chocolate ice cream.
  6. Top each scoop of ice cream then with whipped cream.
  7. Sprinkle on crushed nuts.
  8. Top with a cherry or 3.

Now the type of ice cream, if you want standard are Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry though I’ve notice that most places nowadays do all vanilla bean. *shrugs* Here, he gets what I have on hand… I mean it gets smothered in all those sauces anyway, right?!


7 Responses to “Classic Banana Split”

  • Keith Carpenter says:

    I’m pretty particular on this. To me the classic is the three scoops of three flavors, but it’s important which topping goes on which. The pineapple should go on the strawberry, the strawberry topping on the chocolate, and the chocolate on the vanilla.

    and no nuts…

  • I am going to make these for my mom’s 88th birthday party. I am doing a vintage ice cream parlor party. I bought all vintage banana split dishes! Fun! Thanks for clarifying the classic banana split recipe! Suzanne

  • nettie moore says:

    Hubs and I were just discussing banana splits this am, and here you are, going to dream of them! Nettie

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Hey Nettie!

      Haha.. love it! I literally JUST got done making Mr. Fantabulous ANOTHER one of these! And hey, at least I’m giving you sweet dreams, right? *wink!*

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

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