Bananas foster is one of my favorite retro desserts because it is easy to make, fun to make and tastes delicious. The recipe dates back to 1950s New Orleans, which was a shipping hub for bananas at the time. A clever chef combined fresh bananas with brown sugar, butter and booze, then served the mixture over a scoop of ice cream. Oh – and he also flambeed the liquor used in the recipe to ensure that the caramelized dessert got a dramatic presentation. I’m sharing my recipe for Bananas Foster over on the Craftsy Blog (it’s free!), so you can play around with this delicious combination at home.
If you’re not in the mood for sundaes, you can chill the sauce and put it in the blender with a few scoops of ice cream to make amazing milkshakes, as well.