• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Banana Split Day

Today is a great day to go bananas. Aug. 25 is National Banana Split Day! This creamy dessert or snack has been eaten by young and old alike since the turn of the century. After all, who can resist bananas surrounded by scoops of creamy vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream topped with nuts, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry served in a long dish?

While the origins of this holiday are unknown, David Evans Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist, is credited as the “inventor” of these fabulous desserts when he created them at the Tassel Pharmacy in Pennsylvania in 1904.

In honor of National Banana Split Day, why not whip up one or two of the fabulous recipes? Today is also National Whiskey Sour Day and Kiss and Make Up Day!