Not as healthy as a banana alone, the classic banana split is a soda-fountain favorite. The original recipe calls for a scoop of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate, pineapple, and strawberry sauce. The banana cut lengthwise is the star of the dish. But even the banana split isn’t spared controversy. Two towns, Wilmington, OH, and Latrobe, PA, both claim to be the birthplace of the decadent dessert.