Grilled Bananas with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate Sauce


  • 2 firm-ripe bananas
  • ¼ stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • good quality store bought vanilla ice cream
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  • ¼ pound good quality chocolate, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ? cup half-and-half


  1. Preheat grill pan.
  2. Peel bananas and halve lengthwise.
  3. In a shallow baking pan large enough to hold bananas in one layer stir together butter and brown sugar and add bananas, tossing gently to coat.
  4. Transfer bananas with a metal spatula to an oiled grill pan and grill until browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side (if bananas are difficult to handle you may grill them on 1 side only).
  5. In a heavy saucepan chopped chocolate, cinnamon and half and half over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted.
  6. Serve bananas like a banana split with ice cream and chocolate sauce.