Meet the Sullivans: Bananas Foster

March 8, 2011

Bananas Foster

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!

Bananas Foster

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 

Melt the butter. 

 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!


Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

Oh my gosh! :-) This is SUCH a favorite of mine. . . hahah. . . in college I would just pour syrup and bananas over my vanilla ice cream. . . I'll have to make it the "real" way now! :-)

Natasha said...

i am SO going to have to try not only the bananas foster, but the turkey braid, too--LOVE THESE!!

Sara said...

Wow! I just found your blog and I am so glad I did- this recipe looks amazing! We had banana's foster at our wedding in October and I was looking to make it at home once the weather warms up. I am going to try this for sure. Everything on your blog looks delicious! I am following along now and looking forward to reading more.