Bananas Foster Ice Cream
Butter and brown sugar can make magic happen. Take Bananas Foster, for example. A plain ole banana, which I can take or leave, turns into something I can hardly resist when cooked in a simmering pan of butter and brown sugar. So simple, but so incredibly satisfying. I can never seem to get enough. It always surprises me when I make Bananas Foster, as if I’ve never had it before, and must never go without it again.
Bananas Foster is usually served with ice cream, but I decided to go ahead and mix it into the ice cream for a twist on the decadent dessert: Bananas Foster Ice Cream.
Uh huh. I did.
Try it. I think you’ll like it.
A few Bananas Foster Ice Cream notes:
The Bananas Foster mix-in is a straight forward Bananas Foster preparation minus the flambéing step. If you’re really into igniting things go ahead and flame it, but feel free to skip it as I did.
The recipe calls for rum. Any rum will do. I used coconut rum, because I like it and because we had it on hand. Besides, coconut + bananas? Seems like an obvious choice to me.
The recipe for the mix-in makes more than is needed for mixing in, so you’ll have plenty leftover for topping your ice cream off with more. OR just make another batch. The extras would also be wonderful added to yogurt or oatmeal. Man … am I’m getting hungry now.
Bananas Foster Ice Cream Recipe
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