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banana split on white plate topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
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Classic Banana Split

This classic Banana Split recipe is the ULTIMATE summer dessert! Made with three different types of ice cream, hot fudge and caramel sauces, fresh whipped cream, maraschino cherries and nuts! Takes just minutes to make and they are so fun to eat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana split, banana split recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 608kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout



  • Peel the banana and slice in half lengthwise. Place a slice of banana on either side of a medium sized shallow bowl.
    1 banana
  • Place one scoop each of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream, in a row down the center of the bowl. They should be placed in between the banana slices.
    ¼ vanilla ice cream, ¼ chocolate ice cream, ¼ strawberry ice cream
  • Drizzle the hot fudge, caramel sauce, and strawberry over the entire dish. I recommend going side to side from one end of the bananas to the other to get your traditional banana split appearance.
    2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce, 2 tablespoons caramel sauce, 2 tablespoons strawberry sauce
  • Top each scoop of ice cream with a large dollop of whipped cream or you can pipe it on if you prefer.
    ½ cup whipped cream
  • Place a maraschino cherry on top of each scoop of whipped cream and sprinkle crushed nuts over the top of the banana split.
    3 maraschino cherries, 1 tablespoon crushed nuts
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg