Food Recipes

Banana Split

Pallavi Ayyagari
Written by Pallavi Ayyagari

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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

Ingredients:

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

Toasted nuts

Dark chocolate sauce

Method:

Instant coconut ice cream:

 

  1. Mix the coconut milk powder and honey with the Vanilla ice-cream well and put it back into the freezer.

 

Salted caramel cauce:

 

  1. In a saucepan, caramelize the sugar till you notice the colour change into a rich amber hue.
  2. Add the butter and mix well.
  3. 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.
  4. Add a pinch of sea salt and turn off the flame.

 

Bananas:

  1. In a fresh pan, melt some butter.
  2. Slit the bananas into halves and then into fours and add to the pan
  3. Once you’ve added the bananas to the pan, sautee until golden brown.
  4. Add some toasted sesame seeds and a pinch of nutmeg to this and take it off the flame.
  5. Add this mixture to the salted caramel sauce and toss.

The Plating:

  1. Add the saucy bananas to the plate.
  2. Add a scoop of the coconut ice cream on the side
  3. Garnish with toasted nuts and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

 

Notes:

  1. For the salted caramel sauce, if you don’t have sea salt, you can use regular salt
  2. You can skip the salt in the sauce if you use Amul or any salted butter.
  3. If you’re not a big fan of chocolate, you can skip the chocolate sauce in the garnish as well.
  4. Along with toasted nuts, you can also add toasted/caramelized coconut shreds as garnish.

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