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Danielle Rose

Grilled Banana Split

Posted by Danielle Rose on July 13, 2015
Grilled Banana Split

Why is it that when you’re a kid it seems like restaurant food always tastes better? I remember when I was a young girl and all I wanted after every T-ball game was a banana split from my favourite ice cream shop. Despite my whining and coercing, my mom never gave in, telling me that the shop’s banana split was way too expensive, and she would be happy to make me one at home. Nope, that was never good enough for me. Despite the care my mom took to make me the perfect banana split, and the fact that we had the exact same ice cream and toppings at home, in my eyes it was never as good as the one they served at the shop. The only way I would ever see our homemade banana splits as up to par with the ice cream shop splits would have been if it was given an edge, something to take it beyond the classic split.

If only clever food hacks were around when I was a child, then maybe my poor mother would have been able to save herself from weekly after-T-ball-banana-split-arguments. Yes, my friends, I have found the most wicked, incredible food hack for making the best banana split that you’ve ever seen. Move over ice cream shop, because here comes the Grilled Banana Split!

All of my favourite dishes have one thing in common; there is always some sort of contrast. Whether it’s a flavour contrast, textural contrast, or temperature contrast, there’s something about that juxtaposition of opposites that tugs at my heartstrings and my taste buds. A grilled banana split is no different. What makes a grilled banana split so special is being able to heat up the banana on the grill, while warming and melting your toppings right into the caramelized fruit. When the banana comes off the grill, it’s immediately topped with freezing cold ice cream and whipped cream, giving you that mind-blowing contrast of both flavours and temperatures. Parents, take note! This is one special treat that you will be happy to serve your children…and maybe even sneak in a serving for yourself! You deserve it!

Get These

  • 4 bananas
  • ¼ cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts, lightly toasted

Do This

  1. Preheat barbecue to high heat.
  2. Slice each banana in its peel lengthwise down the side, making sure not to cut through the bottom.
  3. Evenly divide peanut butter and chocolate chips between the bananas, filling the cavity. Wrap in tin foil.
  4. Place packets on grill and cook for 6-8 minutes, until chocolate has melted.
  5. Carefully open packets. Serve immediately topped with ice cream, Cool Whip, and peanuts.


Grilled Banana Split
  • This recipe serves 4.