Coffee Bananas Foster

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 tablespoons butter

2 bananas, not quite ripe, cut in 1/2 lengthwise

1/3 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons banana liqueur

2 tablespoons dark rum (recommended: Myers's Dark Rum)

2 tablespoons coffee liqueur

1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 quart vanilla ice cream


  1. In a medium saute pan over medium to high heat, add butter. Let melt then add bananas. Saute 1 minute on each side, and remove from pan.
  2. In same pan, add sugar, banana liqueur, dark rum, and espresso liqueur. Let simmer for 2 minutes and tilt pan to side to ignite evaporating alcohol in pan. When flame is extinguished, add orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Add bananas back into pan and ladle sauce over bananas for 1 minute to coat. To serve, place 1 banana half in 4 long bowls with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Spoon sauce evenly over the 4 bowls.