Warm food is eternally comforting. Even when it’s 100 degrees outside, I still find myself craving a steaming hot bowl of soup or a sizzling steak or a cookie molten from the oven. I can’t help it, that food warms my soul, even when my body is already warm.
But, I often think the combination of warm and cold is even more comforting than food on its own. Think about it. That soup often craves a dollop of sour cream or a squeeze of lemon. The steak is that much better with a crisp salad next to it. And the cookie is calling out for some ice cream to melt all over it.
When we’re talking dessert, there are few dishes that aren’t improved with a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream. Pie. Cake. Cookies. Brownies. And definitely Bananas Foster.
Bananas Foster is such a classic dish and happens to be one of Mom’s favorites. I can’t believe I haven’t posted it yet. Not only is this easy to make for when a sudden dessert craving strikes, but it’s also gluten free. Plus, it’s kind of a little healthy. I mean it has a lot of fruit in it and ice cream has calcium, right??? 😉
This dish is certainly wonderful on its own. It invites you to taste it with the smell of the caramelizing butter, sugar, and bananas. If you want to gild the lily, though, add some vanilla ice cream. Some of it melts into the sauce, some doesn’t. It’s cold and warm and pretty much everything.
When the winter blues strike, I’ll be making more Bananas Foster to brighten my day, and you should too.
2 large, ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons rum
½ cup vanilla ice cream
Heat a large skillet, stainless steel or nonstick, over medium heat. Once hot, add the butter and sugar and cook until melted. Add the bananas and cook, stirring frequently 3-4 minutes, until softened and fragrant.
Remove the pan from the heat and carefully add the rum. I did not light it on fire to burn it off, because I was too scared and didn’t mind the additional flavor. Use your discretion with this step.
Place the pan back over the heat and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce reduces slightly.
Serve immediately with ice cream.
Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!
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- Mexican Atole by Curious Cuisiniere
- Gluten Free Hot Spiked Apple Cider by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Apple Pear Crisp by The Freshman Cook
- Bananas Foster by Pies and Plots
- Chocolate Hazelnut Lava Cake by Brunch with Joy
- Fudge Pudding Cake by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Honeycrisp Apple Tart by The Redhead Baker
- Pumpkin Cheesecake in Pumpkins by Desserts Required
- Warm Cardamom and Coconut Rice Pudding by Fearless Dining
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- Easy Zuppa Toscana Soup Copycat by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
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- Hearty Turkey Lentil Soup by A Gouda Life
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