Coconut sundae with pineapple caramel and macadamia nuts

For an even easier sundae, pick up the coconut ice-cream from your favourite gelateria.

You'll need

2 bananas, halved and cut into wedges Toasted coconut flakes and coarsely chopped salted roasted macadamia nuts, to serve Dutch waffles, halved, to serve (see note)   Coconut ice-cream 1 litre (4 cups) milk 190 gm desiccated coconut 500 ml (2 cups) pouring cream 8 egg yolks 190 gm caster sugar   Pineapple caramel 200 gm caster sugar 440 gm pineapple (about ΒΌ), peeled, thinly sliced and cut into thin wedges 3 tsp cornflour mixed with 3 tsp cold water


  • 01
  • For coconut ice-cream, place milk, coconut and 375ml of the cream in a saucepan and bring to just before boiling point, then set aside for 1 hour to infuse. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks with sugar until pale and creamy, then add milk mixture and whisk to combine well. Strain through a coarse sieve into a clean pan, then stir over low-medium heat until mixture coats the back of the spoon (8-12 minutes). Transfer to a bowl placed over ice, add remaining cream and stir for 2 minutes, then stand until chilled. Churn in an ice-cream machine, then freeze until required.
  • 02
  • For pineapple caramel, scatter sugar evenly over the base of a frying pan and place over medium-high heat until sugar starts to melt and caramelise (1-2 minutes), then swirl pan occasionally and continue cooking until a deep caramel forms (1-2 minutes). Add pineapple (be careful, hot caramel will spit) and cook, stirring occasionally, until pineapple releases its juices (4-5 minutes). Transfer pineapple pieces to a bowl, then add cornflour slurry to caramel in pan and stir over medium-high heat until syrup thickens (1-2 minutes). Cool (20 minutes), then refrigerate to chill.
  • 03
  • To serve, divide banana and pineapple among serving bowls. Top with 1-2 scoops of coconut ice-cream, drizzle with pineapple caramel, scatter with coconut flakes and macadamia nuts, and serve with waffles.

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Additional Notes

Dutch waffles, or stroopwafels, are available from select supermarkets and delicatessens.

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Jan 2017

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