I really hate the movie Titanic. I hate it so much that I've never even seen it. When people talk about it longingly I have to bite my tongue. It makes no sense to me. However, last week I got a new grill. It's a really really awesome grill. And I've been scrambling to grill every conceivable item I can think of. Seriously, pancakes is on the list.
As I was lying awake thinking about strange things that might be grillable, I remembered a grilled dessert that i had had when i was in girl scouts. Banana Boats. Now if you've never had banana boats you have something to do today. It is one of the simplest and most decadent dessert out there. Then I got to thinking how good it would be with ice cream. And that made me think of the Titanic. The rest was just a matter of following an idea to it's logical conclusion.
I present to you, Titanic, the Dessert.
Take a banana and slice a strip out of the skin on the inner bend of the banana. peel back the strip of banana peel and cut a trough of banana out of the banana. This should make your banana look more like a banana canoe. Stuff the trough with mini-marshmallows and chocolate chips. Put the peel back down and wrap it up in a square of tin foil.
The nice thing about this is that you can prep them ahead of time so they are a dessert that you can have ready to eat in about 5 minutes.
Once it's dessert time you can head to the grill.
In girl scouts we would put our wrapped bananas into the glowing coals and let it slowly heat up. You can get the same effect by laying it on the grill while it is still pretty hot.
However, where girl scouts stopped at handing you a spoon and telling you to eat up, we went a couple of steps further. Cut the banana boat in half and scoop the two halves of boat into a bowl and top with a couple of generous scoops of ice cream. That's the ice berg.
Top the whole thing off with a graham cracker plank that is obviously big enough for more than one person and a couple of Teddy Grahams to set the scene. If you want to go really over board go to the store and buy a dark blue bowl. But that's probably not normal right?
It also helps if you've got good friends around to make their Teddy Grahams re-inact scenes from the movie and to occasionally begin to sing songs from the soundtrack.
And did I mention that it is friggin' delicious?!