Bourbon Bananas Foster

When it’s July 4th and you need a truly American dessert to celebrate, what’s a man to do?  You take a classic recipe and bastardize it to incorporate the only true American Spirit.  So here’s our take on Bananas Foster which normally uses Rum. Its really simple and only takes a few minutes to prepare.


2 whole bananas sliced on the bias (that’s a chef’s term for diagonally).

1 stick of butter

1 cup of brown sugar

3oz of a good high rye bourbon (I like Bulleit).

Vanilla Ice Cream. I like standard vanilla here, Vanilla bean doesn’t seem to work as well.



Melt the butter in a large skillet and incorporate the brown sugar. Stir well until the mixture starts to simmer.  Once the mixture begins to simmer add the bananas and allow them to cook down for about 2 minutes, you want them to soften up. Once the bananas are soft remove the skillet from the stove and pour the nectar of the gods (Bourbon) over the bananas and place the skilled back on the stove.  Use a long lighter to ignite the bourbon and allow it to burn off caramelizing the bananas. Careful. it will flame up very high!  Once the alcohol has burned off and the Bourbon is no longer flaming , scoop out some of the bananas and sauce and pour it over your ice cream while it’s still hot.  ‘Merica!!!

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