Up in Flames Drunken Bananas Recipe
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“We have hundreds of channels and there’s nothing on”. How many times have you said that? This is why we are turning to Netflix more and more these days. Thanks to Netflix I have had a chance to watch several series that I never watched while they were running on TV like Lost and Weeds. I have also watched past seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and Downton Abbey on Netflix to get caught up to the current episodes. My husband and I have even discovered a new favorite show, Copper.
Not only are we discovering shows for ourselves, our toddler has been watching Sesame Street Classics and loving it! It’s also nice to be able to put what he wants to watch on when he wants to watch it. Since toddlers can be unpredictable it’s nice to have one less thing to worry about potentially causing a meltdown.
We have an open floor plan and sometimes have the TV on for noise. Netflix allows me time to cook in relative peace because I can throw on Dinosaur Train or a children’s movie to keep K occupied while I get dinner ready. At times this can be a lifesaver. When K is occupied with other things I will sometimes stream a live concert while I’m in the kitchen. I have a feeling that Netflix will come to the rescue quite a bit between spending time with my mother this Thanksgiving.
Speaking of cooking and Netflix, when the kids are in bed and The Husband and I want to watch an episode of Copper or a movie, we sometimes have a bowl of ice cream as well. Last night we tried this recipe from Curtis Stone that was inspired by the show Arrested Development and it was delicious. Of course we don’t normally get this fancy but once in a while it’s a lot of fun.
Up in Flames Drunken Bananas
Spiced Ice Cream ingredients:
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- Large pinch of ground cloves
To make the ice cream:
Make-Ahead: The spiced ice cream can be made up to 3 days ahead, kept frozen. The flambéed bananas must be served as soon as they are made.
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.
Flambéed Banana ingredients:
- 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
To cook the bananas:
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.
Well this sound stinking delicious! What a fun little trick you could at a little party too. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing, I have to try this!
That dessert looks SOOOOO good! I am gonna have to give that a try very soon 🙂 And my husband I and can eat it while we watch Breaking Bad on Netflix 🙂
That looks *amazingly* delicious!
Those look so good! I’m definitely going to try them!
Yum! that looks really good!
This looks so yummy, I’ll have to try it! Netflix can get so addicting especially when you find a good series. My husband and I were last hooked on Lost but lately it’s kid shows for us lol
Fancy! I love sauteeing bananas for french toast.
That sounds delicious! My 3 year old would love that.
We love Netflix! It’s such a more economic option than package cable or satellite deals! You may not get all the options you wanted, but for the price that’s being charged, who needs that?
Thanks for the recipe (beautiful images by the way), it sounds delicious! I will have to test it out. 🙂
I have never had this before, this looks yummy. we always have bannanas around, will surprise this kids with this little goodie. I have the TV on in the front room and turned up a bit while listening to a few shows. Usually have the news, or one of my favorite reality shows on bravo.
This looks like it takes some effort, but OMG! It looks and sounds great! I can’t wait to try it. We always have extra bananas, this is a perfect way to use them! And, I never have the TV on while cooking – no TV in the kitchen. But there’s always music playing, usually a ’70s or ’80s station, and I sing along with that. : )
It takes more effort than what I would have on a random Tuesday but it wasn’t too much effort for a desert I might make for company. It was easier than baking 🙂