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Through the years, the ice cream has evolved as a dessert. The history of the ice cream has been traced up to the second century B.C. Since then, many have improved upon it.
In the 1800s, the sundae was created. (It doesn’t matter if it was from Two Rivers or Ithaca). From the creation of the sundae, more variations of the dessert were created. One of which was the Banana Split.
The banana split is an ice-cream based dessert typically served in a long dish. It’s made up of a banana vertically cut in half. Then three scoops of ice cream are placed in the middle. The usual flavors of ice cream are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.
Similar to any variations of the ice cream (such as the sundae, waffle cone, and ice cream sandwiches), there are many conflicting claims as to who and where it was invented. What’s agreed upon is that it was invented in the 1990s.
One account is from Latrobe, Pennsylvania. David Evans Strickler was a pharmacist who loves inventing different sundae mixes in the store’s soda fountain. He invented the banana-based triple ice cream flavor in 1904.
In the same year, Letty Lally also created dessert with a split banana with ice cream, whipped cream, and syrup. Lally was a worker in Foeller Drug, 567 N. High St. in Columbus, Ohio. When her dish became popular, it was called a “567,” after the pharmacy’s address.
Restaurant owner Ernest Hazard from Wilmington, Ohio also claims to have invented the banana split. In 1907, he needed a new way to attract customers to his restaurant. So, he challenged his workers to create a new ice cream dish through a contest. Unfortunately, none of his workers were up to it. Instead, he decided to create a new dish using banana and ice cream.
Nowadays, you don’t have to go to the ice cream shop or the pharmacy to get a banana split. You can make one for yourself at home!
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