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Prep Time:
10 Minutes
Serves:
6
Grill time:
10 Minutes

Grilled Banana Boat Sundaes

Bananas & BBQ Can’t Be Beat!

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Grilled Banana Boat Sundaes
Serves 6
Prep Time:
Grill time: 10 Minutes
These Grilled Banana Boat Sundaes have got to be the easiest barbecue dessert recipe to make, ever! The hardest part is gently slicing and rolling the skin to make the boat part. The rest is a piece of edible artwork that you throw on the grill and eat warm, smothered in ice cream. If you’re like me, you've probably made your own homemade ice cream too! Try this BBQ dessert recipe and your kids will be hooked. Because you can customize them, they’re allergy friendly too!

   

Preheat the grill to 450°F
Preheat the grill to 450°F
Indirect heat for 10 to 15 mins
Indirect heat for 10 to 15 mins
Careful when you take them off
Careful when you take them off

Grilled Banana Boat Sundaes

Serves: 6       Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 firm bananas
  • 12 bamboo skewers

Optional

  • chocolate chips
  • peanut butter chips
  • butter toffee chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • peanut butter
  • ice cream - we have loads of homemade BBQ Ice Cream recipes
  • hot fudge
  • caramel sauce
  • cherries
  • sprinkles
  • peanuts
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • granola
  • greek yogurt
  • broken chocolate bars
  • whipped cream

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your grill to 450°F.
Step 2
Gently slice through the skin of the banana and cut a thin, open ended rectangle starting from the stem end. Curl the banana peel up, exposing the fruit, and use two bamboo skewers to hold the flap open. They also have the added bonus of holding the banana upright and steady. Try to make this look fancy.
Step 3
Scoop out a little of the banana's innards to make a small trough for toppings. Carefully slice the banana in half, but don't cut through the skin on the other side.
Step 4
Fill the bananas with chocolate chips, chocolate bar slices, or other melty goodies like peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips. You can also add nuts or caramel sauce too.
Step 5
Bake with the lid down, using indirect heat, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the candy and chocolate have melted, and the banana skins are completely black in color.
Step 6
Carefully remove the bananas from the grill and top them with ice cream (Try one of these fantastic BBQ ice cream recipes), whipped cream and whatever you love to top your banana splits with. Don't forget a cherry on top.
Serve topped with icecream
Serve topped with icecream
And more of your favorites
And more of your favorites
Try fruit and nuts
Try fruit and nuts
You'll need a spoon
You'll need a spoon
hot banana = melty ice cream
hot banana = melty ice cream
time to dig in
time to dig in

Grilled Banana Boat Sundaes are easily customized for everyone’s tastes and needs (allergy friendly). Mine was topped with homemade Espresso Brownie Swirl ice cream, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. What goes on your perfect ice cream sundae? 

Happy Grilling!



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