Banana Split Recipe # 5
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 scoops good-quality ice cream, slightly softened (your choice of flavors)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. raspberry topping, warm or cold
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. good-quality caramel or butterscotch topping, slightly warmed
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. hot fudge sauce, slightly warmed
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • a maraschino cherry or two
    Rinse and dry the banana, then peel it. Split the banana in half vertically (the long way), and place each half on an opposite side of your dish, seed side in. Working quickly, place three scoops of ice cream in a row, between the banana halves. Top each scoop with a different topping. Garnish the banana split with lightly sweetened whipped cream (use it judicially here—you don't want to cover up too much of the pretty effect of the toppings over the ice creams). Sprinkle the whipped cream lightly with chocolate sprinkles, then top with a maraschino cherry or two.