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National Banana Split Day – August 25, 2024

Go bananas, because on August 25, it’s National Banana Split Day!  Give your taste buds the thrill of delicious ice cream and luscious chocolate covering a fresh banana topped off with nuts, a cherry and whipped cream.

Surprisingly, the original banana split wasn’t created in an ice cream parlor but in a pharmacy in 1904.  Banana splits were the brainchild of David Evans Strickler,  a pharmacist’s apprentice who enjoyed experimenting with new soda fountain sundaes in his free time. They were so popular with the college crowd that students willingly paid 10 cents,  double the price of a normal sundae. Try a banana split today and you’ll understand why this  amazing dessert is a classic!


National Banana Split Day Activities

  1. Dig in!

    The best thing you can do to celebrate a banana split is to enjoy it with some friends. Grab some spoons and battle your way to the last fudgy, banana-filled bite!

  2. Get creative with your bananas

    Use this day to up your banana split game with creative ways to cook the bananas. Fry them up and dust them with cinnamon and sugar, caramelize them like Bananas Foster, freeze them and dip them in chocolate — you'll go bananas for these new flavor combinations!

  3. Transform your banana split

    Gather all the tasty ingredients you want in your banana split and throw them in a blender. In seconds, you'll blend your way to a frosty treat that's good until the very last drop!

Why We Love National Banana Split Day

  1. It's the perfect shareable dessert

    Usually served with 3 scoops of ice cream, fudge, whipped cream, a banana split in half, and a cherry, this dessert is the perfect family-style dessert.

  2. You have so many choices

    Choose your ice cream flavors and toppings. Drizzle different chocolates on top and slice your bananas in different ways. This dessert offers endless flavor combos so you can adapt banana splits to your own, unique (and finicky) tastes.

  3. It's an old-school dessert

    For decades, banana splits have been a family favorite in ice cream parlors and soda fountains across America. Maybe it's because banana splits rekindle that childhood nostalgia, helping us find the joy in simple, old-fashioned things like ice cream, fudge, and bananas.

National Banana Split Day dates

2024August 25Sunday
2025August 25Monday
2026August 25Tuesday
2027August 25Wednesday
2028August 25Friday

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