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Grilled Banana Split With Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream

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A savory slab deserves a sweet chaser. Try smoky, sweet ice cream, grilled bananas, and a smattering of your favorite toppings.

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  • 1 Cup heavy cream

  • 2 Cup half-and-half

  • 2 Teaspoon bourbon

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean

  • 2/3 Cup Plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided

  • 1 Pinch Kosher salt

  • 4 Whole bananas, ripe but firm, unpeeled and halved lengthwise

For Serving (Optional)

  • Chocolate Syrup

  • Butterscotch syrup

  • 4 Pineapple ice cream topping

  • Strawberry ice cream topping

  • Chopped nuts

  • whipped cream

  • 4 maraschino cherries

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F

  • 2

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

    • 1 Cup heavy cream

    • 2 Cup half-and-half

  • 3

    Once the cream mixture has smoked, remove it from the grill, add bourbon, vanilla, 2/3 cup sugar and salt. Stir until it is fully dissolved, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

    • 2 Teaspoon bourbon

    • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean

    • 2/3 Cup Plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided

    • 1 Pinch Kosher salt

  • 4

    Pour mixture 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.
  • 5

    While ice cream is setting up, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Coat bananas in 1 tablespoon sugar and place directly on the grill grate, cooking for 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly caramelized.

    450 ˚F

    • 4 Whole bananas, ripe but firm, unpeeled and halved lengthwise

  • 6

    Remove bananas from Traeger and place in serving dish. Top with ice cream, nuts, cherries and desired sauces or toppings. Enjoy!

    • Chocolate Syrup

    • Butterscotch syrup

    • 4 Pineapple ice cream topping

    • Strawberry ice cream topping

    • Chopped nuts

    • whipped cream

    • 4 maraschino cherries

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