Grilled Banana Split

Active time::15 min. Total time: :25 min.
Yield: :Serves 4 (serving size: 1 banana, 2 scoops ice cream)

This is a fun mashup between banana pudding and a sundae. You Ould even get the kids involved with this. Grilling the banana adds a little flavor, while charring the vanilla wafers makes for an interesting texture—together, it’s delicious. Banana pudding ice cream pulls everything together, so it’s definitely worth buying. 


  • 4large, ripe bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers (about 1 1/2 oz.)
  • 3 cups banana pudding-flavored ice cream (such as Blue Bell)
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons bottled caramel sauce
  • 3 tablespoons bottled chocolate sauce
  • 4maraschino cherries

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F). Make a long cut through the skin on the concave side of each banana, and pull peel apart slightly. Place bananas, cut-side up, in a grill basket. Grill, uncovered, until banana is warmed through and peel is mostly black, about 10 minutes. Remove bananas; set aside. Add vanilla wafers to basket, and grill until cookies get slightly charred, about 1 minute.

Step 2

Divide ice cream evenly among 4 bowls. Peel bananas, and cut each diagonally into 5 pieces. Top ice cream with bananas, whipped topping, caramel sauce, and chocolate sauce. Coarsely break up vanilla wafers, and sprinkle over bowls. Top with cherries.

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