Peel then slice a banana in half lengthwise. You don't want to do this too far ahead of time or they will brown.
Place one piece of the banana on each side of the banana boat dish.
Place a scoop of vanilla, chocolate and then strawberry ice cream between the banana pieces as shown. Alternatively you can place the ice cream right on top of the banana slices, the choice is up to you.
Place the crushed pineapple on top of the vanilla ice cream.
Place the strawberry syrup or strawberry compote on top of the strawberry ice cream.
Place chocolate syrup on top of the chocolate ice cream.
Top each ice cream scoop with whipped cream.
Place three maraschino cherries on top, one in each whipped cream pile.
Sprinkle with peanuts or walnuts.
nutritional values will vary depending on brands of ice cream and amount used