Bananas Foster

This dessert is on fire.

The first time I had Bananas Foster was in my high school French class. My French teacher rolled out a portable gas burner in the middle of the classroom and created one of the most delectable desserts I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know if that type of “open-flame cuisine” would be allowed today but I never forgot the taste of it.

Years later, I was reintroduced to it in a historic restaurant in New Orleans. The combination of flambéed bananas, melted butter, and the right amount of brown sugar and cinnamon is one dessert that should be on everyone’s must-try list! The best part is topping this flamed treasure with a large scoop of Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream and smothering it with the warm caramel sauce from the pan. Bon appétit!

Bananas Foster

The combination of flambéed bananas, melted butter, and the right amount of brown sugar and cinnamon is one dessert that should be on everyone’s must-try list!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Hiland Dairy Salted Butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 bananas
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 4 large scoops of Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  • Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon in a skillet. Place over low heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Peel the bananas and cut them lengthwise and then in halves. Set aside.
  • Stir in vanilla extract and then place the bananas and walnuts in the pan.
  • Flip the bananas over and when bananas begin to soften and brown, slowly pour in the rum.
  • Immediately light the rum using a long-tipped lighter.
  • When the flame subsides (about 10 seconds), remove the bananas and arrange them on a plate.
  • Serve with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream and a generous drizzle of the warm sauce.

Diva’s Tip: This dessert also pairs well with Hiland Dairy Black Walnut or Hiland Dairy Butter Pecan ice cream.

~ The Dairy Diva