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Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline

Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline | thefirstyearblog.com
This is a goofy time of year. It’s the end of August and I am not sure if I should still be eating ice cream and popsicles or if I should be looking at fall recipe books and stocking up on pumpkin.

Actually, this past weekend I ate this salted caramel sundae with bananas and pecan praline while I was bookmarking recipes from fall cookbooks. Talk about jumbling the seasons! With being a food blogger, I am always eager for the next season, well.. I am mainly just eager to make oatmeal and dishes with lots of pumpkin, but I am dreading what comes after fall… winter. So I am trying to remind myself to enjoy the last few weeks of August without jumping too far ahead. But I am already guilty of pinning fall and halloween recipes onto my Pinterest boards. I am still putting off buying canned pumpkin until at least September and if I can, I am hoping to hold off posting any pumpkin related recipes until October.. or at least the last week of September. While food bloggers love jumping the gun on the next season, I am not sure if everyone else does, so I am trying to be mindful about what recipes I post until it’s actually fall.

Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline | thefirstyearblog.com
But this will be our last ice cream recipe for the summer! But just because this is the last ice cream recipe doesn’t mean any of us should stop eating ice cream – ice cream is totally a year round food. It’s been really fun celebrating summer at home and on the blog this year. I bought a popsicle maker at the beginning of the summer and completely want popsicle crazy. I also shared several berry inspired recipes, which I need to make our out of the the pan triple berry pie one more time before the fresh berries disappear in the grocery store. There were also several ice cream treats that made their debut onto the blog. You can see all of our summer recipes right here! As much as I don’t want the summer sun to go away, I am relieved that I won’t have to deal with melting ice cream or dripping popsicles during photo shoots for a while. I am already trying to figure out how I can turn my kitchen into an ice box for next summer so it’s easier to photograph frozen treats. If anyone can loan me an igloo, let me know!

Salted Caramel Sundae with Bananas and Pecan Praline

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp water
  • 4 scoops of salted caramel ice cream
  • Drizzle of hot fudge, warmed
  • 1 banana


  1. Find a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer, line it with parchment paper and stick it in the freezer to chill.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, bring the granulated sugar and water to a boil, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring until the sugar turns a caramel color.
  3. Add in the pecan halves, boil and stir for 1 additional minute. Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and pour the pecans onto it, spreading them out as much as possible.
  4. Let the pecans cool until they are brittle, break up any large chunks after they are cool.
  5. Peel and slice the banana lengthwise and once in half (should have 4 pieces), and arrange the pieces on 2 plates.
  6. Slightly warm the hot fudge in the microwave.
  7. Remove the salted caramel ice cream from the freezer, and place 2 scoops on top of the banana pieces on each plate.
  8. Add the some pecan praline to each plate and drizzle with the warmed hot fudge.

Recipe inspired from Yummy by Caroline Brewester

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Readers, what are your feelings about the transition between summer and fall?

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  1. I started to see pumpkin recipes on pinterest, but I’m resisting until at least September! Ice cream sundaes all the way!

    • I am so glad someone agrees with me because it’s hard to not post fall recipes when you see everyone else doing it!

  2. I can totally relate to you and feeling rushed through all the seasons, but I am totally looking forward to fall and all its flavors. This sundae looks fantastic. Caramel, bananas and praline pecans sound fantastic together!

  3. Such a delicious look sundae! I always get excited for fall in August, but like you said, it just means winter is coming. So I try to hold off on the fall baking for awhile….haha.

    • I guess there are more of us who don’t like jumping the gun on the next season than I thought!

  4. This ice cream is filled with everything I love!

    I can only imagine how amazing it is … and don’t worry, I am pinning fall recipes already too!

  5. Give me all of the ice cream! It ain’t September yet ;-)

  6. Yummy! If this flavour combo was on a restaurants menu, I would totally order it. Delish!

  7. I agree….I am trying to hold off but seeing instargram filled with bloggers that are ahead of the curve. I just can’t! But this sundae I can get a hold on. Yum!

  8. Pretty much everything tastes amazing with salted caramel on it, doesn’t it!

  9. What a delicious looking sundae! Love the pecans!

  10. Okay, totally hooked by these photos. I am so there with you and these seasons…I made chili and brussels sprouts the other day then had pineapples and mangoes…ah! At least it means we get to eat all the time. :D. P.S. pinning this!

    • I think I will keep jumbling up the seasons until it’s truly fall.. I don’t want to let go of summer but I am also excited for fall!

  11. Pumpkin can wait another couple weeks, ice cream can be blogged about year round! Love this!

  12. I was just trying to decide if I should post a pumpkin recipe I just developed. I’m going to try to hold off until at least September since it’s only about a week away. GASP! But fall is my favorite season and I always jump the gun because I want to squeeze as much out of it as I can :) This ice cream on the other hand, I would totally make today and next month and probably when I miss summer come January.

    • It’s hard to not post pumpkin recipes since a lot of other blogger are, but I think waiting is a good idea. We can wait together and eat ice cream in the meantime :-_

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