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Medieval Banana Split

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1 banana
3 scoops ice cream (one each of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry)
chocolate syrup
whipped cream
chopped nuts (walnuts or peanuts)
1 maraschino cherry


Slice the banana lengthwise and place it in the dish. Put the scoops of ice cream in a row between the banana halves. Top with chocolate syrup and whipped cream to taste. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and garnish with the cherry. Serve cold.

Source [The Boke of Swyllyng, A. Poisson]: 436. Take a rype banane, and boyle yt in fayre water, than take hem and presse hem on a fayre bord, an hew hem longe waies, than take iced creame of vanille other chockolate other strebery an put scoups thereof betwixt the halves of the banane, and sauce it with syrryp of chockolat, and put a grete amount of thikke whipped creame thereon, then take walnottys wel y-chopped an caste hem ther-to, and serue it forth in a dysshe with a cherry on toppe, as men seruyth furmenty wyth venyson.

Published: April 1, 2009

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