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bananas foster

Banana's Foster

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


Classic New Orleans dessert Banana's Foster comes together in less than 10 minutes and includes rum so is perfect to follow an adult dinner, particularly in the middle of winter.


220 grams / 1 cup light brown sugar
57 grams / 2 ounces butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 medium bananas, halved crosswise and lengthwise
60 milliliters / 1/4 cup rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream


  1. Place the sugar, butter and ground cinnamon in a heavy frying pan or skillet on medium-low heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Lay the sliced bananas in the pan, stirring the bananas as they soften and ensuring they are cooked evenly, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. When the bananas are soft, carefully add in the rum and tip the pan slightly, lighting flames with a lighter.
  4. Carefully set the pan down and continue cooking until the flame subsides.
  5. Remove from the heat, scooping the ice cream into serving dishes and topping with the rum and sauce.
  6. Serve warm.


Cooking the rum: We want the heat to be as low as possible so the rum loses as little alcohol content as possible because this is what helps the flame catch on the whole dish.

Time to cook: The entire dish of Bananas Foster comes together really quickly so you want to have all your ingredients prepped and ready.

Adapted from New Orleans Restaurants


  • Calories: 518 calories per serve

Keywords: no bake dessert, banana recipe, southern dessert