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, The Banana Split was created back in the early 1900's by a soda fountain worker in a Pharmacy in Pennsylvania. I'll be that young worker had no idea that it would still be a thing that people associate with decadent ice cream treats even today, in the 21st century. Nor could he have known that there would be an actual day to celebrate this delicious concoction! Thank you David Stickler for your creativity!
A banana split seems like a perfect way to have some fun this weekend, especially in the boiling hot weather that we have been having here in Phoenix. Originally, since I was have a few of my grandchildren over, I thought I would try to find some banana split bowls. You know, the oblong shaped ones that will accommodate the long banana. But, I had no luck with the stores that I went to. Then, I found this overly large one at Dollar Tree, and I thought to myself that sharing a big banana split would be even more fun! Besides, since my grandchildren are very small, I figured it was better to get them small, cute cups for ice cream and my husband and I could share the big banana split together! It worked out perfectly. As a matter of fact, you could have more than 2 people sharing out of this bowl!
Today it seems like people might put any flavor or ice cream and toppings on top of a banana and call it a banana split. But, there really is a traditionally "correct" way to build one. Watch the slide show as I show you how we built ours! Don't forget that a really good ice cream scoop is a wonder to use. I love mine from Pampered Chef.
Even if the kids don't want an entire banana split, (mine didn't), they loved choosing their ice cream and toppings! Maybe you would rather go less traditional and come up with your own version of this classic treat. What flavors do you love putting together? There are sure a lot more choices than there were when the banana split was invented! How ever you do it, enjoy banana split day this weekend!
Look! I found these cute banana split bowls on Amazon!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!