Bananas Foster

Makes 6 Servings


  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 oz Old Sam Dark Rum
  • Good quality vanilla ice cream for serving


  • In a large heavy-bottom skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sugar dissolves. Add the cream, then stir again to combine.
  • Once the mixture comes to a simmer, place the bananas cut side down in the pan. Carefully pour the rum over everything, then use a long BBQ lighter to ignite the alcohol. Stand back and gently shake the pan until the flames burn out.
  • Enjoy right away with scoops of vanilla ice cream.