Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is probably the most famous banana dessert. Here’s a recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

Serves 4 to 6

1 pint vanilla ice cream

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup dark-brown sugar

1/4 cup dark or gold rum

3 bananas, peeled, halved crosswise and then lengthwise

  1. Set ice cream out to soften. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter and brown sugar over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth and bubbly, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the rum carefully in a measuring cup, light with a match and and cook until flame subsides
  2. Add bananas, and cook, gently swirling skillet, until bananas are just warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Scoop ice cream into bowls, and top with bananas and caramel sauce. Serve immediately.