Recipe

Caramel banana boats

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Caramel banana boats
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon clear honey
  • 1 litre vanilla ice-cream, softened
  • 1/2 cup caramel condensed milk

Method

Caramel banana boats
  • 1
    Wrap each banana in foil to enclose. Preheat a barbecue or char-grill pan to moderate. Cook and turn banana parcels for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan over moderate heat. Cook and stir pecans and honey for 2-3 minutes or until pecans caramelise. Cool. Stir pecan mixture through softened ice-cream. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.
  • 3
    To serve, remove foil from banana. Cut unpeeled bananas, not all the way through, in half lengthwise. Place, cut-side up, on plates. Spoon condensed milk into each slit. Top with scoops of pecan ice-cream.

Notes

To make chocolate banana boats, chop 100g dark eating chocolate. Cut banana, not all the way through, in half lengthwise. Fill slit with chocolate pieces; wrap banana in foil to enclose. Cook as recipe directs.