recipe grilled banana foster ice cream

This recipe for Grilled Banana Foster is the ultimate treat… and with the main ingredient being a fruit you can almost imagine it’s healthy! Dish this recipe up for friends and family and they’ll be begging you for more… and more… and more!


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • Oil, for grill pan
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream

Makes 4 servings.


  1. Preheat a grill pan or grill grate over medium heat.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and set aside.
  3. Cut each banana lengthwise, leaving the skin on and brush with butter/brown sugar sauce. Oil the grill pan or grill, and arrange bananas, cut side down, on the pan or grill. Grill until caramelized, about 4 minutes. Turn the bananas and grill until the skins are blackened and bananas are soft and warmed through, about 5 minutes more. Baste frequently with the sauce during cooking.
  4. Remove from grill to a serving platter and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with remaining sauce.

Source: Sandra Lee,

Barbara Walch

Barbara Walch joined the staff of Plano Profile in August 1986 and currently serves as Food Editor and Associate Publisher, Community Relations. In addition to writing Dining In, a monthly food feature,...