March 31st 2020 ・ 10 min reading
The history of the banana split goes back to the early 1900s, when an apprentice pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is credited with inventing the classic triple ice cream banana sundae. Word of this wonderful dessert quickly spread beyond the city, so the story goes, though other places also lay claim to creating it. Indeed, there are annual banana split festivals and celebrations in various claimed birthplaces!
To make the perfect version of this iconic frozen dessert, you need a sweet and creamy, perfectly ripe Chiquita banana, split lengthwise. This is the ideal curvy container for ice cream, whipped cream and scrumptious extras like chocolate sauce, pouring syrups and crushed nuts. Because Chiquita bananas are handled and shipped with the utmost care, they reach you in perfect condition for this important task.
To celebrate this fabulous feast of sweet banana and decadent deliciousness, Chiquita have invented three new banana split recipes for you to enjoy – there are versions for the health conscious, and also for anyone who wants to celebrate the banana in style.
For a fantastic, healthy twist on one of America’s favorite desserts, split a Chiquita banana lengthwise and spread peanut butter over it, then top it with mixed red fruits for a great contrast in tastes and textures to wake up your taste buds!
If you’re looking for a truly decadent dessert, this is the one to try! The bananas are caramelised in a pan before assembling the split for a really fabulous taste (for even more luscious caramel and vanilla notes in your banana split, add a small knob of butter to the frying pan). Melted dark chocolate, crushed hazelnuts and scoops of ice cream finish off this chocoholic’s dream.
When you crave that tempting tropical taste, and love organic fruit, this is the banana split recipe to reach for. Diced mango, kiwi and strawberries are piled in a split organic Chiquita banana, then toasted, shredded coconut is sprinkled on top adds exotic taste and texture. A dash of lime juice on top allows you to be truly transported to the tropics!
As these new recipes prove, Chiquita bananas are at the heart of a truly great banana split. They are nutritious and delicious, packed with vitamins, minerals and soluble fibre, so even when you’re really craving an extra-special treat your banana is helping to keep you fit and healthy!
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