Grilled Bananas with Cajeta and Ice Cream

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Recipe for Grilled Bananas with Cajeta and Ice Cream. Cajeta is dark syrup or paste made from caramelized sugar and milk - traditionally goat's milk.

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  • Serves 4


    • 4 firm but ripe, bananas with attractive stems
    • 8 small scoops best-quality ice cream, preferably dulce de leche flavor
    • 1/2 cup Mexican cajeta (goat’s milk caramel sauce)


Heat a gas grill to medium or prepare a charcoal fire, letting the coals burn until they are covered with a gray ash and are medium hot. Cut the bananas through the stems lengthwise in half. Brush or spritz the cut sides with oil.

Place the bananas on the grill cut side down directly over the heat. Cover and grill until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Turn skin side down and continue grilling until tender and bananas have pulled away from their skins, 2 to 4 minutes more.

Arrange 2 banana halves on each serving plate. Top each serving with 2 scoops of ice cream. Drizzle each with about 2 tablespoons of the cajeta. Serve immediately.

Additional Notes

Vegetable oil for brushing or spritzing
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