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Banana Split

All-American dessert for summer! This banana split have three different flavors of ice cream, sauce and is topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherries and walnuts!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 1775kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 medium ripe banana peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1 scoop vanilla
  • 1 scoop chocolate ice cream
  • 1 scoop strawberry ice cream
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 Tbsp pineapple sauce
  • 3 maraschino cherries
  • Whipped Topping for topping
  • Chopped roasted peanuts or walnuts for topping


  • Place the banana in a dessert dish with one slice on each side.
  • Place scoops of ice cream between bananas.
  • Top the vanilla ice cream with pineapple sauce, top the strawberry ice cream with strawberry sauce and top the chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce.
  • Top each scoop of ice cream with whipped topping and a maraschino cherry.
  • Sprinkle peanuts or walnuts on top.
  • Serve immediately.


The best thing about a homemade banana split is that you can customize it so it’s exactly how you like it! So, feel free to make swaps and get creative with the toppings. Here are some ideas you might like!
  • Ice Cream: So many options! The skies the limit here, and there are no rules. Love cookies and creamcake batter, or cookie dough ice cream? Go ahead and add them to your split. Sometimes we use rainbow ice cream, which the kiddos LOVE!
  • Sauces: Any fruit sauces will work – sometimes I switch the strawberry for blueberry sauce! Or use just one sauce that you really love, like hot fudge or caramel sauce, and skip the others.
  • Nuts: If you don’t like them you can leave them out.
Pro Tip: For parties, set up a Banana Split Bar for your guests! Use my build your own sundae bar as a guide and let everyone build their own special banana split.


Calories: 1775kcal | Carbohydrates: 194g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 1442mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 111g | Vitamin A: 1751IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 580mg | Iron: 4mg