Nutty Banana Split with Warm Chocolate Sauce

Support Fairtrade with this divine combination of bananas and chocolate.

  • Vegetarian
  • Fairtrade


6 ripe Fairtrade Windwards bananas
500ml tub Waitrose Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream
12 Waitrose Proven├žal Natural Colour Cherries, halved
25g whole shelled Brazil nuts, roughly sliced

For the chocolate sauce

100g bar Divine Fairtrade Milk Chocolate
25g butter
25g Billington's Fairtrade Demerara Sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk


  1. Make the chocolate sauce by placing the chocolate, butter, sugar and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Do not allow the bowl to come into contact with the water.
  2. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until all the ingredients have melted and are thoroughly combined. Stir in the milk and keep the sauce warm by leaving over the warm water but turning off the heat until ready to serve.
  3. Assemble the banana splits by peeling and halving the bananas lengthways and placing each one in a banana split dish or shallow bowl. Place 2 scoops of ice cream between each banana, top with the warm sauce and scatter with the cherries and Brazils.

Cook's tips

Make the chocolate sauce up to a day ahead. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve, then reheat either in the microwave on medium power for 1-2 minutes or over a pan of simmering water, as above.

Drinks recommendation

Something really sweet and sticky is called for here.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1761.464kJ
Fat 20.9g
Saturated Fat 11.7g
Sugars 53.9g
Salt 0.3g

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4 stars

Average user rating Based on 45 ratings

This recipe was first published in Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 GMT 2006.