Asian Banana Split

Menu Part: 
Dessert
Cuisine Type: 
Asian
Serves: 
8

Who doesn't love a banana split? This version, with an Asian twist, is soothing and delicious.

Ingredients

16 baby bananas
16 bamboo skewers
8 Tbsp. butter, melted
8 Tbsp. rum
8 scoops green tea ice cream
8 scoops coconut ice cream
8 scoops mango ice cream
1 cup caramel syrup
1 cup coconut flakes, toasted
1 cup fresh mango, diced

Steps

1. Spear two baby bananas between two bamboo skewers, repeat with remaining bananas. Brush bananas with butter and rum. Caramelize with a blow torch, or sauté until both sides have caramelized.

2. In a small saucepan over a water bath, simmer caramel sauce with 2 cloves of star anise for about 10 minutes; set aside.

3. Place a scoop of each variety in bowl. Top ice cream with toasted coconut, fresh mango dice and caramel sauce (infused with star anise, if desired). Top with caramelized banana skewers, and whipped cream, if desired.

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