Caramelized Bananas with Coconut Rum Cream

One bite of Caramelized Bananas with Coconut Rum Cream takes me straight back to the Caribbean Islands – the tropical sun, waves of the ocean clapping onto the the beaches, and a different pace of life. And in the dead of winter, on bitter cold, gray days, we need all the help we can get.

You’ll find this recipe similar to bananas foster, without all the flambéing. And it couldn’t be simpler.

You’ll only need a few basic ingredients, some really good coconut rum, and a couple of minutes to be transported back to lazy afternoons of flip flops and sandy toes. You can use regular unflavored rum, but the coconut rum is really what takes this over the edge.

Again, this is a quick recipe to whip up. And it’s seriously is worth every second of prep time. So grab some bananas and get cooking!

Caramelized Bananas with Coconut Rum Cream

Serves 2 | Easy


2 ripe bananas, peeled (make sure they’re ripe – you’ll be happy you did!)

4 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

coconut rum to taste (begin by adding 1-2 teaspoons at a time)


1. Place butter into skillet over low to medium heat. Cut banana in half length-wise. Place banana halves into skillet on top of melting butter. sprinkle top of banana with brown sugar.Cook until butter and brown sugar have caramelized on the banana – about two minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Whip whipping cream with granulated sugar until medium peaks form. Gradually add coconut rum until flavored to your preference.

3. Place banana slices in serving bowl and drizzle with caramel sauce. Top with coconut rum cream. Eat immediately.



  1. 1


    This looks divine! Think I may have to dig out my dusty flip flops and have a Caribbean get-away this weekend as a way of coping with the dead of winter.

    Thanks for the warm, sunny, delicious recipe!

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    I’m sold on anything that can send me back to a place with flip flops and sandy beaches. :) Beautiful shots!!

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    This is totally my kind of dessert…for cooking and eating purposes. I love love love it!! I am so ready for warmer weather and grilling nights, this dessert totally takes me there!

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    OMG Amy this looks and sounds amazing!! so where do you find coconut rum? in the alcohol aisle? or spices?……could I replace it with something?…….I want to make this, we are snowed in and I have everything BUT coconut rum! lol

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    Robyn, I wonder if there is another fruit that would work in this recipe? Maybe a peach or mango? Or would a pear be better? I think I’m going to have to try something else and let you know the result. My man is anaphylactically allergic to bananas, which is quite the bummer. I’ll see if I can recreate with another fruit, it looks that good.

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    Ana-Maria says

    This recipe looks delicious and I totally love those flavors. Combining them is a sweet sunny dream come true! And off topic, your site slogan is genius! Love it!

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    What a easy recipe for such a good tasting snack! Thanks for this write up. My mouth is watering just looking at it. I had this for the first time when I was on a Caribbean cruise. To die for!

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