Happy National Banana Split Day! This classic dessert has been around for decades and personally and is (in my opinion) the perfect treat to enjoy on a warm summer night.

Although many of you have probably made this dessert too many times to count, there’s a step-by-step process you can follow to make the ultimate banana split. One thing you’ll need is the traditional banana boat, just like this Luminarc Gourmande Banana Split Dish. Then you’ll be able to get started.

Follow these simple steps for a traditional banana split:

  1. Split a banana in half lengthwise, and place a slice on either side of your boat.
  2. Add 3 scoops of ice cream in between the banana slices—one chocolate, one vanilla, and one strawberry.
  3. Pour a generous amount of hot fudge all over, then top with pineapple chunks.
  4. Finish it off by topping each ice cream scoop with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
  5. Dig in!

Now check out these decadent recipes:

1. Banana Split
2. Hot Fudge & Peanut Fried Banana Split
3. Banana Splits with Cranberry Compote and Coffee Caramel
4. Grilled Banana Splits
5. Soybean Banana Split


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