You all know I love to make desserts on the grill! In this banana parfait, bananas + ice cream + rum sauce = an insanely delicious dessert that you won’t even feel guilty about later!

You will be proud you licked the bowl clean and will consider a second helping! I splurged and went with the Tahitian vanilla gelato versus regular old ice cream, and that- paired with grilled bananas, ‘nilla wafers, strawberries and healthy dose of rum sauce is THE BEST!

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Grilled Banana Parfait with Rum Sauce

  • Author: Robyn
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise with peel on
  • 10 large strawberries, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar- for bananas
  • 11 1/2 cup mini vanilla wafers
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream or gelato (for larger portions, go with more icecream)

Rum Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tblsp butter
  • ¼ cup rum


Split the bananas lengthwise with the peels on. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Grill on direct heat until char marks form on both sides. While grilling the bananas, put the butter, remaining brown sugar and rum in a grill friendly pot or small aluminum pan. Put the pot on indirect heat (not above the coals) and let the butter, rum and sugar mixture come to a slow boil and begin to caramelize (this will only take a few minutes). You can also make the rum mixture on the stove.

Remove the bananas and rum sauce from the grill. Remove the bananas from their peel and slice. In a wine or martini glass, layer ice cream, vanilla wafers, banana, and strawberries until filled to a little under the top of the glass. Pour rum sauce over top. The bananas combined with the vanilla wafers, strawberries and rum sauce make the perfect, crunchy bite. And who doesn’t love a little rum with their dessert?

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