Friday, July 16, 2010

Classic Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Banana Split

A classic, old fashioned soda fountain banana split, made with a banana, pineapple, strawberry and chocolate syrup toppings, one scoop each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, whipped topping, chopped nuts and a cherry garnish.

I pondered a bit on what kind of creative and unusual foodie banana split I could come up with, but you know what? To me, there is really only one banana split. A classic, old fashioned, soda fountain banana split. Let's face it, I'm a simple, country cook and no foodie gourmet, so what else would you expect from Deep South Dish?

A fresh banana, split lengthwise, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream nestled between the slices, and finished with pineapple topping, strawberry topping, and chocolate syrup, whipped cream, a sprinkle of chopped nuts and of course, at least one cherry on top. It is, at least in my eyes, the perfect, ultimate banana split.


Classic Old Fashioned Soda Fountain Banana Split
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

  • 1 banana, split lengthwise
  • 1 scoop each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream
  • Pineapple topping
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Strawberry topping
  • Whipped topping, like ReddiWip
  • Finely chopped nuts
  • Maraschino cherries, with the stem

Cut the banana in half, lengthwise. In an oblong dish or banana split boat, place the banana slices on the outside edges.  Place a scoop of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream in between the banana slices. Top the vanilla ice cream with the pineapple topping; the chocolate ice cream with the chocolate syrup, and the strawberry ice cream with the strawberry topping.  Squirt a dollop of whipped cream on top of each ice cream scoop, sprinkle nuts on top and place one cherry on the top of the center ice cream, or one cherry on each scoop!

Serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.


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  1. Thanks for doing this! My grandmother died from ovarian cancer, so that is a cause very near and dear to my heart.

  2. I gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture.

  3. Looks great! That is a classic indeed.

  4. It's been years since I've had a banana split! I so want one!

  5. I hear my childhood calling--going to answer the call!!

  6. THIS is a total classic - I love it - its got the "works" - lets trade!

  7. I love your split. I had such a hard time getting perfect whipped cream swirls! You're a whipped cream pro!

  8. Oh Lisa, I lost my mama to cancer too so I had to participate.

    LOL Larry - guess what I had for breakfast?? ;)

    Thanks Steph!

    It's been awhile for me too Eva & Annie!

    doggybloggy, Thanks - that was a gorgeous split you had so don't think that'd be an even trade. I wasn't looking for a Top 9 feature here - but just had to participate for the $50 donation!

    Oh LOL Maren thanks! It's all in "the can." :) Your split was so beautiful too. I'm sure both yours and doggybloggy's splits will be featured.

  9. Your classic banana split looks great! And I'm laughing at your comment about eating banana split for breakfast because I found my 20-month old in the freezer this morning, eating leftover banana split from last night! :)

  10. Thanks Kelsey! I woke up early early this morning and realized I still have time to participate so off to the store I went at the crack of dawn and well, somebody had to eat breakfast and well, there was this end product afterall, right? :) I have a feeling I'll be seeing your chocolate covered banana split featured too!

  11. Oh my goodness! I haven't had a banana split in ages! This looks awesome!!

  12. Your split looks wonderful, and completely awesome since it's for a good cause :)

  13. That is some good-lookin' dessert there. How I would love some.

  14. That's a delicious looking banana split.
    Thanks for participating Mary. And a big thank you also to Foodbuz and the other participating food bloggers. I'm an Ovarian Cancer survivor so I am really appreciative.
    Thanks, Karen

  15. ohhhhhh's 12:33AM and now I want a banana split!!! ugh I am such a a sucker for them and your looks awesome!!!

  16. I love banana split! Yours looks mouth-watering.


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