Bananas Foster

Posted by: EatFree

>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

This is one of my all-time favorite desserts-the hint of rum against warm bananas and cold vanilla ice cream is simply exquisite! Banana liqueur is often used in many a banana foster recipes but I try to avoid liqueurs as much as possible as they often contain additional refined sweeteners.  Make sure to choose a vanilla ice cream that is free of additives and preservatives, and that is sweetened naturally with agave syrup, evaporated cane juice, brown rice syrup, or the like.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted organic butter
  • 1/4 cup light muscavado raw sugar
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 2 ripe bananas, split and halved
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream


Heat together butter, raw sugar, and salt.  Whisk until smooth.  Once mixture starts to bubble, add rum OFF HEAT.  Return back to heat, bring to a boil, and then simmer until reduced by 1/3.  Add in bananas.  Spoon over sauce and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Spoon over sauce intermittently during this time.  Pour over ice cream and enjoy!

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