Banana split with chocolate coconut sauce recipe

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A retro classic brought bang up to date. Team your banana split with a chocolate coconut sauce for a delicious dessert idea

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories531 Kcal27%
Fat28 g40%
Saturated Fat19 g95%

A retro classic brought bang up to date. Team your banana split with a chocolate coconut sauce for a delicious dessert idea. Make this dessert even more luxurious by whipping up a batch of our chocolate brownie recipe (opens in new tab). You can then crumble the brownie all over the dessert for a chocolatey twist.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • About 40g (1½oz) butter
  • 4 small bananas
  • 4 scoops of vanilla or coconut ice cream
  • A good handful of shredded coconut, toasted

For the sauce:

  • 165ml can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 75g (2½oz) dark chocolate

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Method

  1. To make the sauce: Put the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla in a pan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat. Add the broken chocolate and whisk it in to make a smooth sauce. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar into a large frying pan and heat gently until the sugar melts and turns golden (swizzle the pan around occasionally to help the sugar on its way). Add the butter and mix in with a wooden spoon to make a smooth caramel.
  3. Peel and slice the bananas in half lengthways and add them to the pan. Cook for a couple of mins each side, depending on how ripe they are, until caramelised.
  4. Serve the bananas on individual plates, with some caramel spooned over, a scoop of ice cream on top, then some of the chocolate coconut sauce drizzled over. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
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