A banana split is a classic ice cream dessert that is typically served in a long, narrow dish that resembles a boat. It consists of a split banana that is topped with scoops of ice cream, usually vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The ice cream is then drizzled with chocolate syrup, strawberry sauce, and pineapple topping. Whipped cream is added on top, along with chopped nuts and a maraschino cherry. The result is a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for sharing with friends or family.