Sweeter Banana Carnarvon Mess by Don Hancey

Recipe created by Chef Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador for Sweeter Banana at the Mandurah Crab Festival in 2019



  • 4 x Carnarvon sweeter bananas, ready to eat 200ml caramel sauce
  • 350ml cream, whipped to medium peaks
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 6 meringue nests, roughly broken fresh mint for garnish
    wattle seed sprinkle, optional


  1. Peel and slice bananas.
  2. In your serving glasses add layers of banana, cream, meringue and sauce.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, or any other of your favourite nuts.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint.


  • Kids love making this desert
  • Add a splash of your favourite liqueur to the whipped cream, could be a Swan Valley muscat, Manjimup cherry port or Karri honey whisky from the Great Southern!
  • Best to make this desert just before serving


Guests loved the creation at the festival.

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