Banana and Maple Syrup Sundaes

For these delicious sundaes, banana slices are coated in maple syrup, mixed with vanilla ice cream and crushed meringue shells, then topped with whipped cream and decorated with chocolate, a cherry, and a wafer.

4 servings
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes or 25 minutes if making the meringues
  • Cooking time if making meringues: 1hr 15mins

  • Ingredients
  • For the sundaes
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 small meringue nests roughly crushed*
  • 8 small scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 150 m 5 fl oz double cream/whipping or heavy cream (⅔ cup)
  • 1 tbsp grated plain/dark chocolate
  • 4 glacé cherries
  • 4 fan wafers U.K. only. I have been unable to locate anything similar in Canada

  • *This dish is a great way to use up any leftover meringue. However if making the meringues especially for this dish, follow the recipe below and prepare them first.

  • For the meringues
  • 1 egg large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.), white only
  • 55 g 2 oz caster sugar/superfine sugar (¼ cup + ½ tbsp)
  • You will also need 4 sundae glasses.


  • Method
  • For the meringues
  • Preheat oven to cool, 140°C (275°F) (gas 1)

  • Whisk the egg white in a grease-free bowl until stiff.
  • Then gradually whisk in the sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking well between each addition, until stiff and glossy.
  • Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Dab a little meringue on each corner of the baking sheet first to keep the lining in place.

  • Spoon 3 mounds of meringue onto the baking paper. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes. The meringues should now lift easily from the paper. If you have time, leave them to dry out in the oven with the door slightly ajar, as the oven cools down. This will ensure the meringues are crisp all the way through.
  • For the sundaes
  • Slice the bananas into a bowl. Then add the maple syrup and stir to coat the banana slices.

  • Roughly crush the meringues.
  • Whip the cream until stiff.

  • Now divide the banana slices, ice cream, and meringue pieces between the four sundae glasses, layering as you go.
  • Top each sundae with a spoonful of the whipped cream.

  • Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, then decorate with a glacé cherry and a fan wafer.
  • Serve immediately.
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Updated: June 22, 2018

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