Every time my best friend visited me, he would complain about how I’d put all these yummy pictures on Instagram but never cook any of it for him. This time I had to prove myself and make him believe that the food I cooked tasted as good as it looked. :/
Not being a big chocolate fan, I wasn’t sure how to end that yummy meal of Pav Bhaji that I whipped up for him in an hour. I knew I had to get myself to make something different, as he is quite a hard nut to crack. So I decided to make something instant and less complicated with all the ingredients I already had at home. I made a banana split. My version of this luscious dessert included bananas, salted caramel sauce and coconut ice cream. It literally took me no more than 15 mins to prepare. Here’s how:
Serves 2 l Preparation time – 15 mins
For prepping the bananas:
Bananas – 2
Butter – 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
Toasted sesame seeds – 1 tsp
For the salted caramel sauce:
Sugar – 100 gms
Butter – 50 gms
Full cream – 50 gms
Sea salt – ½ tsp
For the ice cream:
Vanilla ice cream – 2 scoops
Honey – 1 tsp
Coconut milk powder – 2 tbsp
For the garnish
Dark chocolate sauce
Instant coconut ice cream:
- Mix the coconut milk powder and honey with the Vanilla ice-cream well and put it back into the freezer.
Salted caramel cauce:
- In a saucepan, caramelize the sugar till you notice the colour change into a rich amber hue.
- Add the butter and mix well.
- Once the butter is integrated well, add the cream to this mixture. At this moment, the mixture might splutter. Don’t forget to constantly keep mixing.
- Add a pinch of sea salt and turn off the flame.
- In a fresh pan, melt some butter.
- Slit the bananas into halves and then into fours and add to the pan
- Once you’ve added the bananas to the pan, sautee until golden brown.
- Add some toasted sesame seeds and a pinch of nutmeg to this and take it off the flame.
- Add this mixture to the salted caramel sauce and toss.
- Add the saucy bananas to the plate.
- Add a scoop of the coconut ice cream on the side
- Garnish with toasted nuts and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
- For the salted caramel sauce, if you don’t have sea salt, you can use regular salt
- You can skip the salt in the sauce if you use Amul or any salted butter.
- If you’re not a big fan of chocolate, you can skip the chocolate sauce in the garnish as well.
- Along with toasted nuts, you can also add toasted/caramelized coconut shreds as garnish.