1 ripe banana

3 scoops ice cream

4 to 6 Tbsp. fruit or preserves

2 or 3 Tbsp. chocolate sauce

whipped cream

finely chopped nuts

Peel banana and cut lengthwise into halves. Place halves, cut side up, side by side, into shallow dish. Place scoops of ice cream, side by side, in the center on top of banana halves. Pour chocolate sauce over 1 portion of ice cream. Cover other 2 portions of ice cream with fruit sauce. (Crushed fruit or preserves.) Garnish with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry or berry on top. Makes full-sized banana split.