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Banana Split

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This classic ice cream dessert starts with a fresh banana, three scoops of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry), pineapple, chocolate syrup, and strawberries. Oh, and don't forget the whipped cream, nuts, and maraschino cherries. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream
Servings: 1
Calories: 873kcal


  • 1 banana, peeled and split lengthwise
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream
  • 1 scoop strawberry ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple sauce or diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup or hot fudge
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry sauce or diced fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream
  • 3 maraschino cherries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped peanuts or other nuts


  • Peel the banana and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the banana slices against the sides of a long, shallow dish.
  • Place the scoops of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream in a row between the banana slices.
  • Drizzle the pineapple sauce (or spoon the fresh pineapple) over the vanilla ice cream. Drizzle the chocolate syrup or hot fudge over the chocolate ice cream. Drizzle the strawberry syrup (or spoon the fresh strawberries) over the strawberry ice cream.
  • Top each scoop of ice cream with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Garnish with the chopped nuts and serve immediately.


If you want to add additional toppings or use different ice cream flavors, go for it! See post for ideas! 


Calories: 873kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 1135mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 3mg