Ice Cream with Caramelized Bananas

What do you do when you have a heat advisory in effect ๐Ÿ˜• Do some gardening? Yeah right! But that’s exactly what J did. He had an itch to do some cleaning up in the yard and the 105 F temperatures did not deter him from going to a nursery to get new plants and planting them. After he was done with planting, he was literally panting! So to cool him off (after drinking a ton of water) I decided to get him some ice cream with some bananas that needed to consumed.


Natural sugar in banana (for that matter pretty much every fruit) helps them caramelize very well. Caramelizing bananas gives this sticky crunch (a little bit) to them…Yummy! You could also top caramelized bananas over pancakes.



Recipe: Caramelized Bananas
(Serves 2)


2 Ripe Bananas (Not overly ripe)
3/4 tsp maple syrup
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1-1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter


Slice the bananas length wise and then halve them (make 4 pieces from each banana). Melt the butter in a pan. Add maple syrup and stir well. Now add the bananas and walnuts to the pan. Let the bananas sit for about 4-5 mins…or till they caramelize. Turn the bananas and cook them on the other side for another 4-5 mins. That’s it…they are ready to be served with ice cream or pancakes or just by themselves!


4 Responses to Ice Cream with Caramelized Bananas

  1. Rashmi says:

    The bananas look scrumptious. i once tried caramelizing them ages back, thanks for reminding:)

  2. Meera says:

    Thanks Rashmi..I had never caramelized bananas before, at least not intentionally ๐Ÿ˜‰
    But I am glad I did because I could keep eating them everyday.

  3. Jude says:

    This is sure to hit the spot. I like bananas but never put it in ice cream.

  4. Meera says:

    Jude..thanks for stopping by at my site. Bananas and ice cream go hand in hand..DO give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

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