Bonfires are the greatest, but if you don’t have access to one and want the amazing food that accompanies them (who doesn’t, really) then get on board the backyard BBQ train.
This is the easiest recipe, takes 5 minutes to prep and yields a great dessert. If you’re hosting any kind of get-together, these are great for flexible dietary preferences. Set it up ice cream sundae style with the toppings laid out on a table where people can dress their own banana—obviously you can put whatever toppings you want, I just put my suggestions in the ingredient list.
Be warned: the banana, when it comes out of the BBQ foil, is not the greatest-looking thing I’ve ever seen. Maybe a little too brown for fruit, you know? But it honestly tastes really good. Especially once you load up the ice cream—you won’t even notice.
I originally published this recipe to the CBC website.
- 4 large bananas
- Aluminum foil
- Assorted toppings: chopped chocolate, shredded coconut, pecan pieces, mini chocolate chips, fresh sliced fruit, peanut butter, etc.
- 1 tub vanilla ice cream
Preheat the grill to medium heat, about 325 degrees F.
Slice the banana lengthwise, just enough to hold the toppings. Be careful not to cut all the way through or it will leak! Stuff in as many toppings as you want (or can fit), then carefully wrap the banana in aluminum foil so there are no holes.
Place on the grill and cook for six to eight minutes until the banana has softened.
Unwrap the foil (use it as your plate for less mess) and serve hot with a spoonful of ice cream.