Friday, September 18, 2009

Caramel Banana Sundaes

I have had this recipe SO long, and every time I look through my collection, I think "I really should make this, I know I would love it!" But, alas, I never have whipping cream. So when I bought cream to make risotto, I resolved to also make this. Now, I may just have to buy stock in cream, cause this is SOOOO good!!

I've only had bananas foster once, but if I recall correctly, this tastes just like it. The difference with this recipe is that you don't need to worry about setting anything on fire.

Start by combining the sugar, butter and cream in a skillet.

Add the vanilla, rum extract and the cinnamon.

Turn the heat to medium and bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.

Cook for two minutes and then remove from the heat momentarily.

Add the bananas,

stir until they're coated, and then return to the heat and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring ocassionally.

Let cool just a few minutes, then serve warm over ice cream.

Because the bananas are coated in sauce, the leftovers can easily be refrigerated. The bananas will get a little soft, but it will still taste great! (as if you'll have leftovers...)

There are more great ideas at Food on Fridays, Family Recipe Fridays, Friday Feasts, and Foodie Friday.

Caramel Banana Sundaes

3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. whipping cream
1/2 tsp. rum extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/2 inch slices

In a skillet, combine the brown sugar, butter, whipping cream, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook for two minutes. Remove from heat; add bananas and stir until coated. Return to heat; cook two minutes longer, stirring ocassionally. Serve warm over ice cream. Serves 4.


  1. Yum--this does sound a lot like bananas foster and very easy to do. I do something similar in the microwave without the rum extract-- I will have to add that!

  2. All I can say is, "what time should I come over?". Sooooooo Delish!

  3. Right up my alley--the taste of Bananas Foster without the flambe. It looks absolutely delicious!

  4. This sounds like an easy version of bananas Foster. This is such a delicious sauce to have for ice cream. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  5. This really does look like an excellent stand-in for Bananas Foster... and like you said, no scary flames!

    Lovely. Cass

  6. Oh, how good these look and sound, delicious !!

  7. OK, I'm drooling. This looks outrageous. Too bad my waistline would love it too! :~D

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons


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