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Bananas Flambe with Coconut Sorbet

Caramelized bananas and a scoop of cool sorbet make for an impressive tropical dessert.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick on the bias
  • 2 ounces Jamaican rum
  • 1 pint coconut sorbet or ice cream
  • 1/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large saute pan melt butter over high heat. Sprinkle sugar evenly over butter and scatter banana slices over sugar in a single layer. Allow mixture to boil vigorously undisturbed until sugar melts and bananas caramelize on bottom.

  2. Step 2

    Remove from heat and pour rum into pan. Carefully light rum in pan, standing back to avoid flame, and allow flame to burn out, 30 seconds.

  3. Step 3

    Divide sorbet and bananas between four bowls, top with toasted coconut and a squeeze of lime juice, and serve immediately.

Source
Mad Hungry, March 2011

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