Under 30 Minutes

Bananas Foster

Try this easy rendition of a classic dessert.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, March 2008


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark or gold rum
  • 3 bananas, peeled, halved crosswise and then lengthwise


  1. Set ice cream out to soften. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter, sugar, and rum over medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth and bubbly, 4 to 6 minutes.

  2. Add bananas, and cook, gently swirling skillet, until bananas are just warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Scoop ice cream into bowls, and top with bananas and caramel sauce. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

If the mixture in the skillet does ignite, simply wait for any flame to subside, and continue.


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