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Bourbon Bananas Foster

Bourbon Bananas Foster

Bourbon Bananas Foster

It’s a delectable new twist on an old favorite. Sweet, succulent and served with vanilla ice cream, this one’s just about as good as it gets.

Servings: 4
Ready In:


  • 1/3 cup Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 slightly under-ripe bananas, halved crosswise, then lengthwise
  • 4 slices pound cake
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream


  1. In a large skillet, cook the butter and brown sugar over medium-high heat, stirring until the butter melts. Add the bananas and gently turn to coat. Once the sauce begins to bubble, add the bourbon.
  2. Using a long match or igniter, light the mixture. Cook until the flames subside. Alternatively, simmer the bourbon, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens to the consistency of honey, about 2 minutes.
  3. Divide the cake among the serving dishes and drizzle with some of the bourbon sauce. Top with the ice cream and then the bananas and remaining sauce. Serve immediately.

Tags: Recipes, Desserts, Hungry, Butter, Brown Sugar, Bananas, Pound Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream