How To Make Bananas Foster

This is one of my favorite desserts and is always fun to make for dinner parties! It often “wows” the guests if you light the mixture table-side. Enjoy!
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Bananas Foster is a dessert that originated in New Orleans,
Louisiana (US). It’s fairly easy to make and very impressive to
watch, not to mention delicious. The burst of dancing flames will
dazzle the audience, caramelize the bananas and tantalize your guests,
while pleasing the eyes and “astonishing” the taste buds all in
one shot!

  • Two bananas
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/8 of a cup of spiced rum: one shot
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence
  • Vanilla ice
    cream

  • Peel and cut
    bananas lengthwise and in half, then set aside.
  • Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow it to
    soften.
  • Set burner to medium to high heat
  • Place the butter into the saucepan, stirring continuously to
    prevent burning.
  • Add 1 cup of brown sugar to the melted butter and stir constantly,
    this should be allowed to cook and caramelize for about 3-5
    minutes. Once the brown sugar and butter mixture is the consistency
    of warm maple syrup, turn the burners to low.

  • Add the banana slices. Coat thoroughly and allow bananas to soften.

    Add the vanilla extract. It may seem overpowering at first but it will mellow. Once the vanilla smell reduces add the spiced rum to the mix. Allow 10 seconds to simmer before lighting the mixture.

    Let the mixture burn itself out and pour the warm bananas foster over the ice cream.

    • While fun to watch, the flames actually add nothing to the taste or texture of the final dish. So if you are scared: Don’t. It will taste exactly the same.
    • Add additional flare by sprinkling a mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the flames. It will create a sparkling effect.

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    5 Responses to How To Make Bananas Foster

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    2. gpcman says:

      Thanks for a great recipe. I’ve been hooked on these since I had them in Vegas.

    3. ebrown says:

      gpcman, try it at home! Be sure to get at least one good practice under your belt before attempting this in front of guests. The smell of singed eyebrows does not mix well with the smell of bananas foster :)

      Best, -eb

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    5. Ruth Thomas says:

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