National Banana Split Day | August 25
Fri Aug 25th

National Banana Split Day

The sweet ice cream treat served with a banana, whipped cream, and a variety of toppings is recognized on National Banana Split Day. Get your tickets on August 25th!


How to Make a banana split

The banana split is traditionally served in a long dish called a boat and is traditionally served in drug stores, soda fountains, and ice cream parlors. To make a banana split, cut the banana lengthwise and place it in the dish. Then add scoops of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream between the banana slices. Each scoop is a hit; add crushed pineapple to the strawberry, drizzle chocolate syrup over the vanilla, and add strawberry topping to the chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed nuts next. Lastly, garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

The inventor

In 1904, a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist at Tassel's Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, initiated the first banana split. At the store's soda fountain, David Evans Strickler loved inventing sundaes. Strickler's first "banana-based triple ice cream sundae" was sold for only 10 cents, much less than half of all the other sundaes.

How to celebrate national banana split day on national banana split day

Be sure to get two if you go out for a banana split or make one at home. One for you and one for sharing. A banana split buffet with a variety of ice creams and toppings is available at Host's banana split buffet. Let judges try each kind of food. Then crown the king of bragging rights. Try this Banana Split Cheesecake recipe to get you started. If you need a recipe to get you started, try this Banana Split Cheesecake recipe.

However you celebrate, don't forget the cherry on top! To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalBananaSplitDay.

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The national banana split day is the longest in national banana split day history

We were unable to locate the maker of National Banana Split Day, but we were unable to find him. However, David Strickler's hometown, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, proudly honors his creation every August with a festival. They also installed a permanent marker at the pharmacy where Strickler first made his famous banana split in 2013. The banana split was commemorated by the United States Post Office and the town of Latrobe in 2016 with a 47-cent "forever stamp" depicting the banana split. It was one of five stamps in the "Soda Fountain Favorites" series, one of five stamps. For a time, Latrobe residents could be given a cancellation plaque recognizing their claim to fame.

Banana split FAQ

Q. How many calories are in a banana split? A 450 gram Banana Split contains 852 calories, according to Visit their website for a breakdown of the calories by ingredient.

Is there a National Banana Day?

A. Yes. Yes. National Banana Day is the third Wednesday in April.

Q. Can you eat banana peels?

A. Although many people find eating banana peels unappealing, they are still edible.