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Try this easy rendition of a classic dessert.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, March 2008

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Reviews Add a comment

  • michbrez
    13 JUN, 2015
    this is a very simple, easy to make dessert with minimal ingredients, which I love
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  • ladygrey1063
    12 JUL, 2011
    This is such a yummy recipe - for adults. I have a slight revision for kids...instead of the rum use real maple syrup, and top with pecans and real whipped cream infused with vanilla bourbon. This is definately one way I've gotten my children to eat the bananas that they might otherwise consider a bit too ripe. Enjoy!
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  • HansGustav
    5 MAR, 2008
    sorry for saying it three times...I was having computer problems...
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  • HansGustav
    5 MAR, 2008
    This is a delightful dessert. If entertaining, if you have a small portable gas stove (usually the kind used for camping, etc.) you can prepare this dessert tableside for your guests. Go ahead and flambe the rum, it adds to the excitement of the evening and will surely impress your guests. Please, no requests for nutritional information, this is DESSERT. Of course it's fattening and probably should be eaten on rare or special occasions. You've got a brain, so USE IT.
    Reply
  • HansGustav
    5 MAR, 2008
    This is a delightful dessert. If entertaining, if you have a small portable gas stove (usually the kind used for camping, etc.) you can prepare this dessert tableside for your guests. Go ahead and flambe the rum, it adds to the excitement of the evening and will surely impress your guests. Please, no requests for nutritional information, this is DESSERT. Of course it's fattening and probably should be eaten on rare or special occasions. You've got a brain, so USE IT.
    Reply
  • HansGustav
    5 MAR, 2008
    This is a delightful dessert. If entertaining, if you have a small portable gas stove (usually the kind used for camping, etc.) you can prepare this dessert tableside for your guests. Go ahead and flambe the rum, it adds to the excitement of the evening and will surely impress your guests. Please, no requests for nutritional information, this is DESSERT. Of course it's fattening and probably should be eaten on rare or special occasions. You've got a brain, so USE IT.
    Reply