Bananas Foster is a decadent treat typically made with butter, sugar and bananas, then flambeed with dark rum for a deceptively easy, yet showstopping dessert. Here, the best parts of the classic recipe are combined with heavy cream, blitzed until smooth and frozen for the ultimate summertime treat.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the brown sugar, dark rum, vanilla, cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the alcohol is cooked off, the mixture is bubbling and thickened, and the sugar is mostly dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream and bananas and cook, stirring, until the bananas are just warmed through and coated with the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Evenly divide among six 3.1-ounce frozen pop molds (1/3 cup per mold), making sure to leave a little space at the top and using a rubber spatula to scrape out the filling if needed. Sprinkle the top of each pop with some pecans and gently press to adhere. Insert the pop sticks and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours but preferably overnight. To serve, run the frozen molds under warm water before unmolding. The pops can be frozen for up to 1 month.