Grilled Bananas Foster

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I worked at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and Bananas Foster was a dessert that they often served with dinner. This wonderful version can be prepared on your outdoor grill. Once it is grilled, just add ice cream and you have a heavenly dessert without heating up your kitchen. — Kathleen Hedger, Fairview Hts, Illinois


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons rum or unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and rum. Cut bananas into 1-in. slices; place each banana on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Top with brown sugar mixture. Fold foil around banana mixture; seal packets tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 7-9 minutes or until bananas are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 banana with 2-1/2 tablespoons sauce and 1/2 cup ice cream: 423 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.