Blackened bananas with ice cream and coconut toffee sauce

December 12, 2023 (Last Updated: December 11, 2023)

Indulge your taste buds in the irresistible fusion of flavours with this Blackened Bananas with Ice Cream and Coconut Toffee Sauce recipe. So simple, yet ridiculously wicked and delicious – a nostalgic throwback to campfire cookouts.


  • 50 g soft brown sugar
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • Pinch ground star anise or ground mixed spice
  • 4 just-ripe bananas
  • Desiccated coconut, lightly toasted, to serve
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve



Put the sugar, butter, coconut cream and spice in a small saucepan. Cook on a low heat until the butter is melted. Increase the heat and simmer for 2–3 mins until the sauce is thick and glossy. Cool for 10 min.


Light/heat the barbecue. Put the whole bananas (still in their skins) on a hot barbecue and cook for 5–8 min, turning halfway through, until the skins are blackened.


Transfer to bowls, cut a slice into the peel, open out and drizzle the flesh with the coconut sauce. Serve with the toasted coconut and some vanilla ice cream.

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