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Banana Split Ice Cream
A banana split ice
cream is an ice cream-based pudding. In its standard
form it is served in a long dish called a "boat".
It was allegedly invented in 1904 by David E. Strickler a
1906 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. A banana is
slice in two lengthwise (hence the split) and laid in the dish.
Deviations abound, but the classic banana split is made with
scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry
ice cream served in a row on the split banana.
Pineapple topping is spooned above the vanilla
chocolate syrup above the chocolate, and strawberry topping
above the strawberry. It is decorated with crushed nuts, whipped
cream and maraschino cherries.
Who invented the banana split?
The city has been celebrating the 100th anniversary
of the creation of the banana split in 1904. Strickler is
credited as the creator of the banana-based triple
ice cream sundae in to Michael Turback's
The Banana Split Book.
Historians say, a Boston
ice-cream manufacturer came up with the same
sundae--with one minor flaw. He provides his banana splits with
the bananas unpeeled until he discovered that ladies preferred
Town fathers in Wilmington, Ohio, maintain their
city southeast of Dayton is the hometown of the popular
treat. They declared 1907 was the year and restaurant owner Ernest
Hazard was the man. The town celebrates the occasion each June
with a Banana Split Festival.
According to town lore, Hazard required to
attract erratic students from Wilmington College during the
slow days of winter. He staged an employee competition to come
up with a new ice
cream dish. When none of his employers was up to
the chore, he split a banana lengthwise, threw it into an elongated
dish and created his own dessert.
Walgreen's is recognized with spreading the
reputation of the banana split. Charles Walgreen implemented the
banana split as the signature dessert in the chain of drugstores
he founded in Chicago.
Dairy Queen alone sells more than
25 million banana splits each year.