Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich
Grilled Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe is a fun twist on the ice cream sandwich classic. Serve these at your next gathering to give your summer barbecue a makeover. 

Notes

* Try this Homemade Banana Bread Recipe in place of a store-bought loaf, if desired. 

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of store-bought or homemade banana bread*
  • Ice cream, for serving
  • Chopped Walnuts, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Place the banana bread slices on the grill and cook them until dark grill marks form on the bread, or about 2-3 minutes. Flip the bread slices and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Allow the slices to cool before making the sandwiches. 

Remove the ice cream from the freezer and thaw it until it is spreadable, but not melted, or about 10 minutes. Scoop a generous amount of ice cream (about 1 cup) onto a slice of banana bread and spread it evenly across the surface. 

Top the ice-cream covered bread with another slice of banana bread, pressing firmly to even out the ice cream. Roll the sandwich in chopped walnuts if desired. Wrap the sandwiches tightly in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Freeze the sandwiches for at least 1 hour. 

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.