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Bananas Foster

By Chef Lonnie Varisco, Performance Foodservice–Caro

This classic dessert is always a crowd-pleaser.

Bananas Foster


  • 1/4 pound West Creek butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups sugar, dark brown
  • 1 cup rum, dark
  • 1/2 cup banana liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp. Burst cinnamon, ground
  • 4 banana(s) (peeled and quartered)
  • 8 scoops Nature's Best Dairy Ice Cream, Vanilla


In a skillet over low heat, melt the butter and add dark brown sugar to make a paste. The butter should absorb the dark brown sugar. Add the bananas followed by the dark rum and banana liquor. Increase temperature to high. Take a spoonful of sauce and light it with a candle. Return the lit spoon to the skillet to flame. Sprinkle in cinnamon while flame is burning. Allow flame to go out and serve over ice cream.

Additional Notes: Pineapple juice is a great replacement for the dark rum and banana liquor. Flaming may be dangerous. This dessert does not require flaming to be delicious.