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Grilled bananas with toffee sauce and caramel ice cream

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Grilled bananas with toffee sauce and caramel ice cream

Method

For the toffee sauce

  • Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat. It should be lukewarm to warm.
  • Place a pot over medium-low heat.
  • Add 1/10 of the sugar into the pot and let it melt, until it starts becoming a caramel.
  • Add another 1/10 of the sugar into the pot.
  • Follow the same process until the sugar melts.
  • Once the sugar turns into caramel, lower the heat to low.
  • Slowly pour the heavy cream in batches, while whisking at the same time. Be careful as the caramel has a very high temperature and you could get burnt while pouring the cream.
  • Whisk and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the toffee sauce slightly thickens and there are no caramel bits onto the sides of the pot.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and set the toffee sauce aside to cool.

For the caramel ice cream

  • Beat the heavy cream in a mixer’s bowl with the whisk attachment, for 3-4 minutes, until you have a fluffy whipped cream.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer.
  • Mix the cream cheese with the toffee sauce (cooled) into a bowl, until there is a uniform mixture.
  • Add the whipped cream into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients, and mix softly with a silicone spatula.
  • Pour the mixture into a 10x30 cm bowl and transfer it to the freezer for at least 4 hours, until the ice cream is chilled.

For the grilled bananas

  • Preheat the barbecue.
  • Use a knife to cut the bananas lengthwise, without removing the peel.
  • In a bowl, whisk the butter, the sugar, the maple syrup, and the rum.
  • Use a pastry brush to spread the mixture on the bananas, on the side you cut them.
  • Place the bananas on heat, cut-side facing down.
  • Grill them for 2 minutes, until golden.
  • Carefully flip the bananas over and grill them for 5 minutes, until the flesh of the bananas is soft.
  • Remove the bananas from the heat.
  • Serve with the caramel ice cream, drizzle with the toffee sauce, and -optionally- sprinkle with finely chopped chocolate.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

648
Calories (kcal)
32 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

44.0
Total Fat (g)
63 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

29.0
Saturated Fat (g)
145 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

55.0
Total Carbs (g)
21 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

53.0
Sugars (g)
59 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.6
Protein (g)
9 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.4
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.23
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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