Yup, it’s Banana Split Day today, and Blue Bell is releasing a new banana split sundae ice cream for the occasion.
You probably already know that you can make ice cream using bananas (and nothing else!), but this is regular ice cream that is flavored with bananas and then mixed with all those classic banana split toppings: crushed pineapples, maraschino cherries and chopped roasted almonds. You’ll also find swirls of strawberry and chocolate sundae sauces in this new flavor, which hit shelves yesterday.
A note about banana splits: David Strickler, a 23-year-old ice cream scooper at a pharmacy in Pennsylvania, is noted as the first person to serve three scoops of ice cream with a fresh banana in 1904, which is right around the time bananas become more widely available in the U.S.