Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

I first tasted this dish at Brennan’s in New Orleans. I have seen it made tableside, too. I love my version because the flavors, textures, and the contrast of hot and cold is an excellent way to top off an evening.

This recipe is always a favorite around my house. We make it for friends in single service bowls or serve it family style. We serve it enough that it is not uncommon for a friend to request it when they visit. (My close friend know my menus, I have shared many of those dishes here.)

This is the first recipe that I use specific brands. That is because I have tried many brands of run and really like the vanilla in Sailor Jerry. The flambĂ© process flashes off the alcohol and leaves behind the flavor. Also, the ice cream really adds to the experience. Don’t skip it, unless you are allergic to almonds.


  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Rum
  • Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond Ice Cream
  • Cinnamon

Note: I had some major audio issues on this recording. The sound is a bit odd as a result of the post processing. Sorry about that.

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