Idaho® Potato Banana Split


  • 1 Idaho® potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large ripe banana, peeled
  • 2 small scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 small scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 2 small scoops strawberry ice cream
  • whipped cream, to taste
  • chocolate sauce, to taste
  • 6 maraschino cherries


  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Prick potato in several spots and bake on a cookie sheet until skin begins to crisp and potato has a little give when squeezed, about 40 minutes.
  3. Cool until the potato is comfortable to touch. Cut potato in half lengthwise and scoop out insides, leaving about ¼ inch of potato on each half.
  4. Mix melted butter and sugar in a small bowl and brush onto the outside and inside of each potato skin.
  5. Return potato skins to the baking sheet and bake for five minutes. Flip potato skins over and bake for five additional minutes.
  6. Cut banana in half and then slice each piece in half, lengthwise. Put two pieces of banana into each potato skin.
  7. Top bananas with one scoop of each flavor of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a cherry on top of each scoop.
  8. Serve immediately.
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Yield: 2

Stefani Pollack
Food Blogger
Cupcake Project

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