Chef Johns Bananas Foster Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise and crosswise
  • 2 fluid ounces rum
  • 1 fluid ounce banana liqueur
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 small sprigs of mint
  1. Melt butter and brown sugar together in a skillet over medium-high heat until butter melts and mixture begins to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Place bananas, cut-side down, in brown sugar mixture. Cook until just golden, about 30 seconds; flip and cook until golden on the other side, about 30 seconds.
  3. Remove from heat. Pour rum and banana liqueur into skillet; return skillet to high heat. Cook until alcohol ignites and flames, 1 to 3 minutes; add cinnamon. When flames die, remove skillet from heat.
  4. Scoop vanilla ice cream into 2 bowls. Divide bananas mixture between bowls and garnish with mint sprigs.