A few years ago there was an episode of Murdoch Mysteries where Crabtree tries a newly invented concoction called a banana split that has been imported all the way from Pennsylvania. Like many of the Murdoch historical references, that one was based on fact, as the banana split was invented in Pennsylvania in 1904.
Anyway, it made me realize that I haven’t had a banana split since I don’t know when. So I decided to go in search of one.
Alas, it wasn’t easy as I thought it would be. There aren’t that many places around here that make sundaes anymore, and even those that do, don’t necessarily make banana splits.
So I searched online and found a place that seemed to offer a truly deluxe banana split made with homemade ice cream.
And then the pandemic came along and I pretty much forgot about it.
Until yesterday, when I realized that I at least had the fixings for a mini banana split: banana, Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean ice cream, roasted strawberries, nuts.
Not the banana split I remembered from days of yore, but a simple substitute I could whip up in a flash.