Banana split with chocolate coconut sauce

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Banana split and chocolate sauce
Banana split and chocolate sauce
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A retro classic brought bang up to date. Team your banana split with a chocolate coconut sauce for a delicious dessert idea


  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • About 40g (1½oz) butter
  • 4 small bananas
  • 4 scoops of vanilla or coconut ice cream
  • A good handful of shredded coconut, toasted
For the sauce:
  • 165ml can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 75g (2½oz) dark chocolate


  1. To make the sauce: Put the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla in a pan over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat. Add the broken chocolate and whisk it in to make a smooth sauce. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle the sugar into a large frying pan and heat gently until the sugar melts and turns golden (swizzle the pan around occasionally to help the sugar on its way). Add the butter and mix in with a wooden spoon to make a smooth caramel.
  3. Peel and slice the bananas in half lengthways and add them to the pan. Cook for a couple of mins each side, depending on how ripe they are, until caramelised.
  4. Serve the bananas on individual plates, with some caramel spooned over, a scoop of ice cream on top, then some of the chocolate coconut sauce drizzled over. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 531(kcal)
  • Fat 28.0g
  • Saturates 19.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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