Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

There is some debate in our ice cream parlor what the "traditional" split consists of. I did some research before we opened and it seems that this is the most consistently "traditional" split served, even though some have marshmallow, peanuts, crushed cherries and more. I prefer hot fudge over the chocolate syrup, personally :P

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line up ice cream scoops next to each other in an oval deep dish or a banana boat.
  2. Cut the ends of the banana off (about 1/4 inch) while still in the peel.
  3. Slice in half longways.
  4. Pop each half of the banana out of the peel onto each side of the ice cream row, pressing down and in a little so it'll stay put.
  5. Top the vanilla ice cream with the pineapple, the chocolate with the chocolate syrup and the strawberry with the strawberry sauce.
  6. Spoon the wet walnuts over all three scoops of ice cream.
  7. Top each scoop with some whipped cream and a cherry for each.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I like Ilysse! My kind of mom! :D Thank you so much for doing the research on the banana split! I've wanted to know this for quite a while, but never remembered to look it up. This sounds simply delicious and will be on the dessert menu for tonight. :D

SmoochTheCook June 17, 2010

Good stuff, the kids thought I lost my mind when I served these for dinner Wed night lol, but they were really good. Personally, I think it was healthier than fast food (omega3s from the nuts, calcium from the ice cream - I used low fat but frozen yogurt would be good too if you can find the right flavors - and fruit from the banana, strawberries and pineapple) and it's better to eat it for dinner than try to shove it in on top of a full meal. :) Will make them again, maybe for breakfast ;)

Ilysse August 14, 2009