This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite desserts to order out is Bananas Foster. It’s so elegant and rich and decadent. I honestly, had no idea it would become one of my favorite easy dessert recipes. This dessert is so elegant. I love how the bananas get soft and sweet when caramelized. I added walnuts, because I wanted a little crunch with my Bananas Foster, but you can omit them if you’d like. I have to be honest, I was intimidated by flambeing the bananas. There’s just something about flames that makes me nervous. But it was easy and the flavor was through the roof! With all of the craziness of the holidays, it’s inevitable that I will run behind on all of my favorite shows. After I’m done cooking, cleaning and entertaining, I like to unwind by watching some of my favorite shows – like Breaking Bad. I’m addicted to that show! Netflix is encouraging their users to take time for themselves, and relax with streaming enjoyment. With Netflix you can enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies anytime and anywhere. Whether it’s your favorite cooking shows on your iPad in the kitchen or a movie on the big screen in the living room, or even catching up on your favorite TV shows on your phone while traveling over the river and through the woods, you can stream all of your favorite movies and TV shows. To findout more about Netflix make sure you Like Netflix on Facebook, Follow @Netflix on Twitter and Follow Netflix on Pinterest. Netflix partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone to create custom holiday recipes, like this Drunken Bananas Foster! Which shows or movies will you be watching this holiday season?
Up In Flames Drunken Bananas with Spiced Ice Cream
Compliments of Curtis Stone
Spiced Ice Cream:
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Large pinch of ground cloves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium bananas, peeled
1/4 cup golden rum
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- In a medium bowl, break up the ice cream with a spoon, then mix in the nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Cover the ice cream and return it to the freezer. Keep the ice cream frozen until ready to serve.
- In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise and lay the bananas cut side down in the butter mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bananas are caramelized on the underside and the sugar mixture has melted and become golden brown.
- Remove the pan from the heat. Add the rum. Using a long match, carefully ignite the rum. Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated area and away from any flammable material. Allow the flame to burn out. Turn the bananas over. Return the pan to medium heat and stir in the cream. Baste the bananas with the caramel sauce for about 1 minute.
- Divide the bananas between two plates. Spoon some sauce over the bananas. Top each with a scoop of ice cream, and then drizzle the remaining sauce over and around the ice cream and bananas. Serve immediately.
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