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Geoffrey Zakarian's Flambeed Bananas with Whiskey Vanilla Sauce

Flambeed Bananas Whiskey Vanilla Sauce Geoffrey Zakarian
Liqueur-Drenched Bananas
skill level
4 to 6
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Flambeed Bananas Recipe: The combination of warm bananas and cool coconut ice cream offers a well balanced bite.
  • 3 Bananas
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Maker's Mark Whiskey
  • 1/4 cup Soft Butter
  • 1 Vanilla Bean (scraped)
  • 1 zest of 1 Orange
  • Coconut Ice Cream
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  • 1
    3 Bananas
    1/2 cup Sugar
    1/4 cup Soft Butter 
    1/3 cup Maker's Mark Whiskey
    Cut the bananas lengthwise and set aside. In a saucepan, melt the sugar to a dry caramel.  Once you reach a nice golden brown color, between 2 to 6 minutes, add the butter. Deglaze with whiskey.
  • 2
    1 Vanilla Bean (scraped)
    1 zest of 1 Orange
    Coconut Ice Cream
    Add the vanilla seeds and orange zest, then add the bananas and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully remove the bananas. Set onto a plate and serve warm with ice cream on the side, spoon sauce over top.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Though people tend to peel bananas upside down, try peeling them from the bottom.
    2. Use fresh vanilla beans for a rich flavor.

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