Bananas Foster #SundaySupper

Bananas Foster

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.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

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??? 😉

Bananas Foster

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.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 9 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


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.

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  1. Jessica says:

    Oh yum! I haven’t had a Bananas Foster in years! It is such a delicious, comforting treat.

  2. Ha! Love your thought process that it could be a little healthy! 🙂 Would you believe I’ve never tasted bananas foster? I will now — you had me with caramelizing butter, sugar, and bananas!

  3. Oh yum I do love the combo of hot desserts over ice cream – it’s one of those combinations you don’t get tired of 🙂 I haven’t had bananas foster in so long, looks delish!

  4. Yum!!! I love bananas foster!

  5. Tara says:

    Bananas Foster is one of my favorite things, so warming and comforting, yours looks great!

  6. Beth says:

    The first time I ate Bananas Foster was in New Orleans – how lucky was that? It was a special treat, and I make it occasionally, loving it every time I do!

  7. Hezzi-D says:

    I love bananas Foster but have never made it myself!

  8. mmmmm bananas foster is such a lovely dessert! comforting yet sophisticated!

  9. You’re right, it has fruit so it’s totally healthy! And ice cream makes everything awesome 🙂

  10. I never thought much about Bananas Foster until I visited New Orleans and had it made tableside at a restaurant. I’m not big on bananas but I was in New Orleans and it’s what you do, right? I fell in love with it and your post has reminded me of the deliciousness and fun. I’ll try yours!

  11. I haven’t made bananas foster in years. Thanks for the reminder!

  12. Liz says:

    I haven’t made Bananas Foster since early in my blogging career—and I recall the photos were hideous! It’s time to make this fabulous dessert again. Yours looks perfect.

  13. I have never had Bananas Foster before. Am I crazy?! I LOVE bananas and ice cream so this looks right down my alley and pretty easy as well 🙂

  14. I crave comfort food even in the summer, as well! Comfort food knows no season. I love this idea! Bananas foster has a special place in my heart…

  15. Oh man you can never go wrong with Banana’s Foster! Delicious!

  16. Great warming dessert recipe! Bananas foster has been on my to-make list for the longest time, yours came out so perfect I would like some too!

  17. I love this dish! And haven’t made it — or even had it in a restaurant — in years. Definitely need to make it again, and soon. Your version looks perfect — thanks!

  18. Sue Lau says:

    Been awhile since I make bananas foster at home and you have me wanting to make it again!

  19. HUGE fan of this! Looks yummy


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