Grilled Banana Splits

Let’s talk about turning banana splits on their sides – because it’s summer and that means grilling, but it also means ice cream, and Hershey’s Syrup so I combined my love for both, and I’m here to tell you; the result is mouth-watering, delectable, sweet, rich, and bottom of the bowl lickable good.

Grilling fruits for desserts and snacking has become one of my favorite ways to serve them.

I picked up some bananas at the store the other day and as the kids and I were talking about what we wanted to make for our first Hershey’s Syrup recipe, I spied the bananas and the idea was born. But these aren’t just any banana split – these are banana splits with grilled bananas, and they are out of this world!

Grilled Banana Split Ice Cream Sundaes

Grilled Banana Splits


These are so simple to put together, but taste like a gourmet dessert! My favorite part is when the ice cream softens and I can swirl the chocolate and caramel sauces up with the ice cream and get a bite of the grilled banana with the chocolate, caramel, swirled ice cream… YUM!

You need 1 banana per split.

Hold your banana by the stem and insert your knife just under the stem and cut the banana in half lengthwise going from just under the stem all the way down. Once the banana is cut, you can move your hands and easily slice through the stem.

Sprinkle the bananas with a cinnamon sugar mixture and let them rest while you heat your grill to medium-high heat.


cinnamon sugar bananas


Lightly oil the grates and place the bananas skin down, cut side up on the grill. Close the lid and cook about 4 minutes, or until the skin begins to separate and the bananas have softened and begin to sizzle around the edges.

Remove the grilled bananas with cinnamon sugar from the grill very carefully as they soften with the cooking.

Let the bananas rest while you get out your delicious ice cream and topping choices.

For our grilled banana splits we chose vanilla ice cream, chopped pecans, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup, Hershey’s Caramel Syrup, and maraschino cherries.

grilled banana splits


Depending on your dish, you may want to cut each banana half into half again.

Layer the banana in the dish around the bottom. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream, sprinkle on the chopped pecans, drizzle on the Hershey’s Syrups (I like a lot of syrup!), top with maraschino cherries and devour!!

Lean in and I’ll let y’all in on a little secret – the warm grilled bananas contrast the cold ice cream in the most delicious way, and if you use the Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Syrup and the Hershey’s Caramel Syrup and swirl it all together… it’s a mouth full of happiness.

Thank you so much to Hershey’s Syrup for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share another delicious recipe with y’all! I have received product and compensation as a result of this partnership, but the recipe, ideas, and enthusiasm are all my own. Be sure to visit the Hershey’s website for more dessert and syrup inspiration.

 Grilled Banana Split Sundaes with Hershey’s Syrup

grilled banana split with hershey's syrup







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  1. These looks so yummy, I am considering eating my computer monitor. The pictures are as fantastic as the desert and I love this site. Keep making fantastic food!

    1. Awww thank you, Taylor! I absolutely loved meeting you at FWCon this past weekend. You’re such a joy. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting {and pinning!!!} xo Rachel

  2. It look delicious, I love bananas and everything that is with them. This weekend I will be trying out your recipe, some of the ingredients will be different as I have never seen them anywhere around here 😉 Please visit my blog and take a look what I’m doing 🙂

  3. Morning Rachel…shared this post out a couple of times yesterday. once on FB and once on twitter. Sounds like a great recipe. I am going to try this weekend.

  4. Hey Rachel,
    this looks so yummy. the chocolate syrup is my favorite ingredient, may be i will add some more of it 😛 I just love this simple yet delicious recipe.
    thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. This looks absolutely mouth watering! Is it difficult to peel the bananas after they are on the grill or will the “hot” banana just fall right out?

  6. Oh my!! These look devine. I’ve been searching for something out-of-the-box to prepare for an upcoming ladies function. My helper has said he would be happy to grill the bananas for me. So, it looks like we will be trying this mouth watering twist on banana splits soon. I’m so happy to have found your blog. Blessings! Kathy

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