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National Banana Split Day

Celebrate National Banana Split Day with a delicious treat - top off your banana split with the classic toppings and enjoy!
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August 25
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Dig in and enjoy National Banana Split Day on Aug. 25! This fun-filled day has been around since 1907, when it was first invented by a 23 year old pharmacist named David Strickler. Since then, the banana split has become an iconic dessert that can be found all over the world! It is made up of three scoops of ice cream sandwiched between two banana halves and topped with whipped cream, nuts, cherries and other delicious toppings.

History of National Banana Split Day

National Banana Split Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Banana Split</div><div class='timeline-text'>David Evans Strickler, a pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, invented the banana split at the age of 23.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Banana Split Gains Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The banana split became popular among students of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Banana Split Spreads Nationwide</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ice cream parlors across the United States started to serve banana splits, making it a nationally recognized dessert.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Commercialization of Banana Split</div><div class='timeline-text'>National food chains began to include banana splits in their menus, contributing to its commercial success.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of National Banana Split Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The city of Latrobe, Pennsylvania declared August 25th as National Banana Split Day to honor its hometown creation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>100th Birthday of Banana Split</div><div class='timeline-text'>The city of Latrobe celebrated the 100th birthday of banana split with a town-wide event.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Banana Split Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a unique spin on the classic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A classic banana split is good, but why not mix it up and try something new. Try different toppings like bacon, strawberries, or peanut butter, or switch up the ice cream flavors. You can even turn it into a sundae by adding hot fudge.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own banana splits</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making banana splits is super simple and fun! All you need are bananas, some ice cream flavors of your choice, and various toppings. Cut the banana in half longways and add a scoop of each flavor of ice cream and top with your favorite toppings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a banana split eating competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather a group of friends to see who can finish their banana split the fastest. Make sure everyone has the same ingredients so it's fair! This is sure to be a fun way to celebrate National Banana Split Day together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a banana split themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up an ice cream bar with all sorts of different toppings for everyone to make their own sundaes. You can also serve other snacks that are banana themed like banana bread or smoothies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make banana split inspired desserts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you don't feel like making actual banana splits, you can still bring out all the flavors in other ways. Try making cupcakes topped with chocolate sauce and cherries or make an ice cream cake with layers of bananas and whipped cream.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Banana Split Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Banana splits are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like a classic banana split. With its perfectly ripe bananas, creamy ice cream and syrupy toppings, it's no wonder why this iconic dessert has been so popular for generations! Plus, there are endless variations so you can customize your banana split to suit your tastes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Banana splits are fun to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own banana split is a great way to spend quality time with friends or family. You can have everyone choose their own toppings and add their own creative touches to their desserts. Plus, you won't be able to resist licking the bowl when you're done - it's a win-win!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Banana splits are nostalgic</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For many people, eating a banana split brings back happy memories of childhood summer days spent at the ice cream parlor. So if you've been feeling a bit down lately, try making yourself (or somebody else) a banana split - it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face!</p></div></div>

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When is National Banana Split Day?

National Banana Split Day is celebrated on August 25 every year. In 2024, National Banana Split Day will occur on a Sunday.

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