Plátano Foster

Plátano Foster


  • ½ stick of butter for caramelized rum sauce
  • ⅔ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla abstract
  • 1 cup of rum (light or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ stick of butter for plantains
  • 2 ripe, blackened but not soft sweet plantains. (cut and sliced)
  • 1 pint of your favorite ice cream


  1. In saucepan, melt ½ stick of butter over medium heat. Add sugar and mix well until it starts to bubble.
  2. Add vanilla, rum, cinnamon and stir. (Traditionally for Banana’s Foster, this step is where you can create a flambe, where food is briefly set afire using liquor).
  3. In separate frying pan, melt butter over medium flame. Brown plantains 5-7 minutes on each side.
  4. Gently put plantain in saucepan and cover in sauce.
  5. Serve plantain and sauce over ice cream. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

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