Most often, bananas foster is made with rum. This recipe gives it the Kentucky treatment, with a splash of bourbon for the perfect flambé. Serve it hot and top it with vanilla ice cream for a gooey, creamy, boozy treat.


Preparation Time

10 min


Total Time

15 min


  • 1 1/4 ounces bourbon
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 scoops premium vanilla ice cream


  1. Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and cook until caramelized, and then stir in the bananas to coat. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the bourbon.
  2. Turn the heat up to high, and then carefully return the pan over the heat, catching the flame from the burner to flambe the bananas. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and remove from the heat. Serve the bananas and sauce mixture over the ice cream.


Serves 1-2.



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