Ice Cream Banana Dessert Recipe
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Ice Cream Banana Dessert Recipe

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Carol Schlagenhauser shares a delightful dessert that couldn’t be easier. “I’ve been making this simple treat since I was a young girl,” she writes from Butler, Ohio. “It resembles a banana split but without the mess and expense.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 289 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Slice banana in half lengthwise; cut each in half widthwise. Divide banana slices between two microwave-safe dessert dishes. Dot with butter; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 25-30 seconds or until butter and brown sugar are melted. Top with ice cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Ice Cream Banana Dessert in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p7

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retiredtoeire User ID: 2636754 209813
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"Sounds delicious and easy but I do not have a microwave, maybe I could saute the banana halves in butter and then sprinkle with the brown sugar before topping with ice cream."

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