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Jul 16, 2002 04:09 PM

banana split

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I was watching a segment about ice cream last night on Food Network and saw variations on the classic banana split. I'm trying to remember which sauce goes with which ice cream flavour. From my childhood I remember vanilla ice cream paired with chocolate sauce, chocolate ice cream with a pineapple topping and strawberry with strawberry topping. I did a search but found all sorts of variations and am now perlexed. What is your memory of the classic banana split?
And does anyone have a favorite place to get one?

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    Schatz MacArthur

    I recall vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, chocolate with either caramel or butterscotch and strawberry on strawberry. The only variation I recall is that sometimes the butterscotch topping would be on the vanilla ice cream, in which case chocolate sauce would be on chocolate ice cream.
    Mmmm. wish I had one right now.

    1. “In 1904, the first banana split was made here in Latrobe, Pennsylvania by David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at a local drug store,” says Melissa Blystone of Valley Dairy. “We still use his original formula when we make splits in our restaurants.”

      All-American Banana Split Recipe--

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      1. I remember at our DQ in the 60's, you could get it "to go" and they'd but everything in a waxed Frappe (milkshake for all you non-New Englanders) cup. That way everything got blended nicely