The banana split is a classic dessert that consists of a banana that is sliced lengthwise and topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and other toppings such as whipped cream, nuts, and cherries. The exact origins of the banana split are unclear, but it is believed to have been invented in the early 20th century in the United States.
One story is that the banana split was invented by a pharmacist named David Strickler in 1904 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. According to this story, Strickler came up with the idea of splitting a banana in half and topping it with ice cream as a way to create a unique and eye-catching dessert. Another story attributes the invention of the banana split to a chef in Wilmington, Ohio, who is said to have created the dessert in 1907 as a way to showcase his new ice cream parlor.
Regardless of its exact origins, the banana split has become a popular and enduring dessert that is enjoyed by people of all ages. This minute-long video by Yum Tum InMyWay shows us how simple it is to prepare. Enjoy!