The Grilling Corner

Spiced Banana Chocolate Sundaes

Prep time: 10 minutes
Grilling time: 2 to 3 minutes

Chocolate sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

4       tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2    teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4    teaspoon ground ginger
1/8    teaspoon ground cloves
4       bananas, ripe but firm, peeled
1      pint vanilla ice cream

1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately add the chocolate. Stir until the sauce is dark and smooth.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves and stir to evenly combine the ingredients. Remove the skillet from the heat. Place the bananas in the skillet and brush them on all sides with the butter mixture. Gently pick the bananas out of the skillet and grill over direct medium heat (350°F to 450°F) until warm and well marked but not too soft, 2 to 3 minutes, gently turning once. Keep the lid closed as often as possible during grilling . Transfer the bananas to a work surface and cut them on the bias into 1/2-inch slices.

3. Reheat the chocolate sauce over medium heat. Scoop the ice cream into bowls. Top with the warm bananas and chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe & photo courtesy of Weber’s Real Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance