Banana splits are such a classic and iconic dessert, but these Banana Split Sundaes take it to a whole new level! With grilled fruit and layered ice cream , this sundae will be your new favorite way to enjoy a banana split!
Growing up, my mom used to make banana splits as a special treat. I hadn’t had one in forever, so I decided to put my spin on the recipe. I have learned over the years that trying to make something like mom did doesn’t really work- it is never just right! But putting my own spin on the recipe is so much fun!
Sundae glasses are always so much easier to eat out of for me- much less spilling happens! Maybe I am just messy, but this was my first change, making a banana split into a banana split sundae!
The next thing I wanted to change was the fruit. Bananas are great, but summer means there is a lot of fresh fruit readily available and that the grill is always on! So I sprinkled strawberries with Spoonable Truvia and the bananas with Brown Sugar Blend Truvia and threw them on the grill with well drained pineapple. Grilling fruit really brings out the flavor, and the caramelized sugars made the bananas the highlight of the dessert!
Tip: Grill the bananas whole so they don’t fall through the cracks in the grill! And put the strawberries on a skewer- it makes them much easier to turn over!
Make sure that you let the fruit cool completely before assembling your sundae- otherwise the ice cream will be a melty mess! Once the fruit is cool, cut it into bite sized pieces.
It is time to assemble! In your sundae glass add ice cream, then pineapple, another scoop of ice cream, strawberries, and a final scoop of ice cream! Add hot fudge and top with whipped cream, a cherry, and half of a banana! It doesn’t get much better than that!
These banana splits are so decadent- but easy enough to serve at a party! Grill up a bunch of fruit, put out ice cream, and let guests create their favorite combinations. The grilled fruit really sets these things over the top!
What does your favorite banana split sundae look like?
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Pineapple - fresh or canned
- Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
- Truvia Spoonable
- Hot Fudge Sauce
- Maraschino Cherries
- Whip Cream
- Bananas - slice banana in half and sprinkle with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
- Strawberries - thread berries onto a skewer and sprinkle with Truvia Spoonable
- Pineapple - drain canned pineapple well
- Heat grill to medium high, brush grates with cooking oil
- Place all fruit on grill at the same time
- Place banana skin side down on to grill, cook for 2-3 minutes, turn and cook for 2-3 minutes or until nicely brown
- Lay skewer of strawberries on to the grill and cook 6-8 minutes, turning often
- Lay pineapple directly on to grill, turn when you see the pineapple begin to loose moisture, cook until brown
- Remove from grill and let cool
- Cut pineapple and strawberries into small pieces
- In a tall glass add 1 scoop of ice cream, add pineapple
- Add another scoop of ice cream, add strawberries
- Add another scoop of ice cream, add hot fudge
- Top with whip cream and cherry and a banana