- Most chocolate sauce is vegan and made with just invert sugar and cocoa powder. That includes popular brands of squeezable chocolate sauce like Hershey’s in the US and Askey’s Treat in the UK. Just avoid the “milk” chocolate versions!
- To go one better, add some hulled fresh strawberries to each banana split, or drizzle with strawberry sauce. Most brands of strawberry sauce are vegan too!
- Look for Luxardo cherries in liquor stores or better stocked grocers. They are the most luxe maraschino cherries you’ll ever taste. You can also use regular maraschino cherries, but try to find natural ones without that nasty Red 40 food coloring. Some people have allergic reactions to Red 40. Or just use fresh cherries!
- You might want to skip the espresso powder if you’re serving this to kids. They’ll get enough of a sugar rush from everything else!