Mexican Bananas Flambe With Ice Cream (Platanos Flameados)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

For best effect use a chafing dish and flambe at the table. Otherwise be quick from the stove to the table (don't trip) dim the lights and voila, ooohs and ahhs from everyone. Very luscious dessert and wonderful with the cold ice cream and the hot sauce. Romantic too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put scoops of Ice cream in four dishes and keep in the freezer until serving.
  2. Just before serving melt butter (margarine) in a 10 inch skillet over medium heat Stir in the sugar.
  3. Add Orange juice & Lime juice.
  4. Cook stirring frequently until the sauce has thickened 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add Kahlua.
  6. Add bananas to the sauce, cook turning the bananas gently, heat just through and turn in the sauce so they are all coated evenly.
  7. Heat the rum in a small saucepan over low heat for about 1 minute or until just warm (Do not allow to bubble).
  8. Pour rum over the hot banana mixture, immediately ignite (use a long match).
  9. Stir with long handle spoon until flame subside.
  10. Place bananas around the ice cream and spoon sauce over all.
  11. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I'm a chocolate fiend, but this dessert had me licking my plate! The Kahlua adds an incredible depth to the fresh fruit flavor. The flamming rum adds drama and a bit of spice. Thanks Bergy, this is a treasure.

Lorac November 02, 2002

Didn't flambe as I didn't have any rum, but oh my this was soooo good! I've never made anything like this before, and it was absolutely heavenly. Thank you thank you thank you! I used Kelly's Cornish honeycomb ice cream, too, which made it even more delicious. Definitely making this again.

Gourmetgardener September 01, 2009

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