Saturday, March 11, 2006

Mango-Bananas Foster without the alcohol - late night snack/dessert

I watch way too much food network and have seen Rachael Ray and Emeril Lagasse (even Alton Brown) whip up Bananas foster. Everytime I saw them make it, I wanted to make it too. But I never did. This is a very easy, crowd pleasing dessert that comes together in a snap and is very easy to make. I cannot emphasize enough how easy it is. Anyone can do it.

The major issue I had with all the food network recipes is that there was always alcohol (rum and banana liqueur) in them. Emerill and Rachael always suggest setting some of the bananas aside for kids before adding the alcohol for the adults. I some how managed to assume that it wouldn't taste good without the alcohol.

But a couple of weeks ago, I did try the "kids version". I made bananas foster. All I can say is that it was amazing. I couldn't get enough of it. Tonight, I changed it up a little. I added sliced mango. Mangoes are my favorite fruit. It was even more heavenly with mangoes.

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 under ripe banana
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice (optional)
  • One skillet
  • Peel and slice the mango into think strips or cubes. Half the banana and slice it at an angle. Keep aside.
  • Put the pan on medium heat and add the butter. After the butter melts, add the brown sugar and stir until it integrates with the butter and melts. Add all the spices and mix.
  • Add the sliced banana and the mango. Let them brown a little on both sides.
Serving Suggestion: Put one scoop of icecream in a serving bowl, add the banana-mango mixture and then add the other scoop of icecream. Add more banana-mango mixture around it. Garnish with some mint.

I used the Breyers Double Churned Vanilla Icecream (98% fat free) just so I don't feel guilty mentally of eating too much of this dessert!

Makes about 2-3 servings.


Puspha said...

Looks super duper yummy!!!! I´m a mango, banana & ice-cream lover. What a combo?! Well done :))

Luv2cook said...


Thank you. I just love how quickly it came together. I will be trying out different combinations of fruit in this in the future :).

Lera said...

Hmmm! yum yum combo!

fenderrocker said...

Great recipe! Perfect since I'm not old enough to buy rum :D

fenderrocker said...

Oh yeah. Another way to make it less caloric is to use frozen yogurt :P

Anonymous said...

This was incredibly helpful, and I am glad there is someone else out there that enjoys the "kids version". Thanks for posting your recipe!