Frozen banana

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Frozen banana
Freezer Bananas.jpg
A freezer of frozen bananas with a variety of toppings
Course Dessert
Main ingredients Bananas, chocolate
Cookbook:Frozen banana  Frozen banana

Frozen bananas are desserts made by placing a banana upon a stick, freezing it, and usually dipping it in melted chocolate. They may be covered with toppings such as chopped nuts, sprinkles, sugar and crushed cookies.

History[edit]

Don Phillips, also known as the frozen banana king, opened the first frozen banana stand - The Original Frozen Banana - on Balboa Peninsula, located in Orange County, California, circa 1940. In 1963, Bob Teller, who moved to the area with plans to manufacture car seat belts, instead opened a frozen banana stand after being inspired by Phillips' success. Teller opened his stand - The Original Banana Rolla Rama - right across the street from Phillips' original shop.[1] In the winter months, Teller hauled the trailer to various county fairs.[2] When Phillips died a few years later, Teller bought the business and used it to expand to other locations.[1] Frozen bananas are a tradition on Balboa Island to this day.

Cultural references[edit]

In the Fox television series Arrested Development, the Bluth Company owns and runs a frozen banana stand. The stand is on Balboa Pier. In the show's pilot, the narrator states that the stand was built in 1953. During the show's fourth season, a promotional tour brought the Bluth banana stand to the city of Newport.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brunner, Jessie (17 March 2007). "Sunday Story: Frozen in history". Daily Pilot. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "How and Teller" Orange Coast Magazine, Sharon Tetrault, February 2003
  3. ^ Miller, Michael (16 May 2013). "Going bananas for a stand". Daily Pilot. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Cowan, Jill (31 May 2013). "Bluth banana stand to bow on Balboa Island". Daily Pilot. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Kim, Annie (2 June 2013). "Thousands turn out for Balboa Island Parade". Daily Pilot. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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