• Grilled Banana Split With Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream
 
  • Grilled Banana Split With Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream
 

Grilled Banana Split With Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream

  • Difficulty1/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time45 mins
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodAlder

A savory slab deserves a sweet chaser. This dessert is like campfire banana boats on steroids. Try smoky, sweet ice cream, grilled bananas, and a smattering of your favorite toppings.

Ingredients

Ice Cream:

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Half-and-Half
  • 2 tsp. Bourbon
  • 1 bean or 1 Tbsp. extract Seeds from 1 Vanilla Bean or Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar

Banana Split:

  • 4 ripe, but still firm Bananas, Unpeeled, Split Lengthwise
  • for serving Jarred Chocolate, Butterscotch, Pineapple, or Strawberry Ice Cream Toppings
  • for serving Chopped Nuts
  • for serving Sweetened Whipped Cream (Reddi-Wip or Homemade)
  • 4 Maraschino Cherries

Ice Cream:

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Half-and-Half
  • 2 tsp. Bourbon
  • 1 bean or 1 Tbsp. extract Seeds from 1 Vanilla Bean or Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar

Banana Split:

  • 4 ripe, but still firm Bananas, Unpeeled, Split Lengthwise
  • for serving Jarred Chocolate, Butterscotch, Pineapple, or Strawberry Ice Cream Toppings
  • for serving Chopped Nuts
  • for serving Sweetened Whipped Cream (Reddi-Wip or Homemade)
  • 4 Maraschino Cherries

Preparation

When ready to cook, start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes).

Combine the heavy cream and half-and-half in an aluminum roasting pan. Place them in the Traeger and smoke for 45 minutes.

Once the cream mixture has smoked, remove it from the grill, add the bourbon, vanilla, sugar, and salt. Stir until it is fully dissolved, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Pour into an ice cream maker until it reaches a soft serve consistency. Next, put it into a plastic container and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour, or until you are ready to assemble the banana splits.

  • Difficulty1/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time45 mins
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodAlder