This will always be a favorite of ours. My mom taught me to make it years ago. It is so, so good. This time I tried making it the grown-up way with rum and I tell you, don't leave it out!
1/2 cup unsalted butter (I thought this was too much, so I used 5 tablespoons)
1/2 packed light brown sugar
3 bananas peeled and chopped (I used only two for us)
1/4 cup dark rum
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
While the butter melts you can get the other 3 ingredients (bananas, rum and brown sugar) ready near by.
Once the butter has melted, add the 1/2 brown sugar. Now, I started with too little butter, so yours will look a little different.
When the brown sugar dissolves you can add the bananas. (This is when I realized we needed more butter, because the sugar / butter mixture shouldn't be so thick).
Cook the bananas for a little while until you think they look like they've soaked up all that sugary, buttery goodness. Now you can take them off the heat and pour in the rum. Stir the rum and place back on medium heat for about 10 seconds to let the rum heat up a bit.
Scoop a few generous helpings of vanilla ice cream into each bowl and then spoon your banana mixture over the top of it.
Eat this immediately! Not just cause its a little bit of heaven, but also because it tastes best when the ice cream hasn't melted all the way!
Enjoy this my friends!