Of all the fruity desserts to emerge from mid-century America, Bananas Foster is one of the most delicious. No jello molds or mayonnaise to be found here: just a simple and scrumptious combination of bananas, rum, and ice cream. For a contemporary twist on the classic New Orleans dish, we use butter-infused olive oil (available at Old Town Olive!) to saute the bananas in and serve over vanilla frozen yogurt.
After you’ve heated the oil and added two chopped bananas, add your rum to the pan. Here comes the fun part (if you’re blessed with a gas stove): flambe the whole mixture to impress your guests, impart a beautiful caramelized flavor to the bananas, and hopefully not set off your smoke detectors. Once the alcohol burns off, you’re ready to pour everything over your froyo and serve!
- 2 bananas
- 1 tbsp Butter Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ cup dark rum
- 2 cups vanilla frozen yogurt
- Place butter-infused olive oil in a heavy nonstick saute pan and set to medium heat. Peel and slice bananas into quarters and add them and the brown sugar to the pan.
- Once bananas are evenly coated, carefully add the rum. If using an electric stovetop: cook approximately 1 minute to burn off alcohol. If using a gas stove, gently tip pan until the flame ignites the rum. As soon as the flame goes out, bananas are ready to serve.
- Place 1 cup of frozen yogurt in a dessert bowl and ladle bananas and sauce over yogurt.