An incredible dessert, this comfortable classic provides a sweet end to any great meal. Combining bananas, a luscious caramel sauce and ice cream, there’s pleasure in every bite.

The dish was created in 1951 by Paul Blang√© at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was named for Richard Foster, a friend of Owen Brennan’s who was then New Orleans Crime Commission chairman. It is still served at a number of fine restaurants in New Orleans as well as in many restaurants around the world.

This dish may be made in the kitchen or, for dramatic effect, tableside in a chafing dish, as it would be done at Brennan’s. No matter how it’s done, please be careful when dealing with alcoholic beverages and open flame.

Bananas Foster
A classic dessert full of deep, rich flavors. Cooling, sweet, refreshing, Bananas Foster is one of the great comfort foods we all enjoy.
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 4
  • 3 Cups rum
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons banana liqueur
  1. Heat butter in frying pan over medium heat.
  2. When melted, add sugar and mix well. Cook until golden brown. Add sliced bananas and mix well; cook 1 minute. Add fruit juices, mix, and continue cooking 1 minute. Add liqueur and rum.
  3. Flambe carefully.
  4. Mix well and serve over vanilla ice cream.

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