Top 5 Deserts in 5 Minutes: Number 2: Caramelised Bananas with Icecream and Caramel Sauce Recipe

This weeks top 5 desert in 5 minutes is a fresh take on the old classic, Banana Split. Hot homemade caramel sauce with cold creamy ice cream makes this a perfect sit-on-the-lounge-with-your-best-girlfriends-and-watch-old-movies desert.

Caramelised Bananas with Icecream and Caramel Sauce Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 banana per person, split lengthways
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream per person
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 300ml pure cream
  • 100g butter
  • Handful slivered almonds, toasted

Caramelised Bananas with Icecream and Caramel Sauce Recipe Ingredients

Place the butter, cream and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer over a medium heat for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium fry pan, heat a little extra butter over medium/high heat. Add bananas and fry until slightly brown. Add a couple of (generous) spoonfuls of the caramel sauce to the pan and allow to bubble around the bananas, then turn off heat. Place two banana halves into a serving bowl per person, top with a scoop of vanilla icecream, drizzle over the caramel sauce and top with the toasted almonds.

NB. Any left over caramel sauce can be put in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 10 days. Simply reheat the amount you need in the microwave and pour over ice cream for an instant desert.