Showing posts with label bananas foster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bananas foster. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bananas Foster Ice Cream

Oh, my dear, dear friends ... it is that time of year again:  ice cream season.

Not that there's a part of the year during which ice cream is unwelcome.  But the weather starts heating up, ice cream starts tasting better and better.

A good friend of mine recently sent me a Facebook link to a recipe for salty caramel banana ice cream.  It looks pretty darned amazing.  But I can't quite resist the urge to monkey around with ice cream recipes.

(Ha - see what I did there?  banana? monkey?)

So I played around a bit, and landed on this.  It reminds me of bananas Foster, but with the banana and Foster bits already in the ice cream.  I also made it vegan.  Ish.  I actually used some butter.  But if you wanted to make it truly vegan, you could easily swap out the butter for a bit of vegan margarine.

Use REALLY ripe bananas


Bananas sliced and added to melted butter


Bananas, browned and caramelized


You could also jazz this up a bit:  I made a simple fudge sauce.  Peanut butter sauce (or peanut butter fudge sauce) would also be yummy.  A waffle cone?  Heaven.

Welcome to ice cream season, my dears!











Bananas Foster Ice Cream

1 1/2 Tbs. butter
2 - 3  very ripe bananas, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 1/2  Tbs. dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1 Tbs. good vanilla

6 oz. silken tofu (light is fine)
1 c. milk or milk substitute (soy, rice, almond, coconut, whatever)
1/2 c. coconut cream*
1/4 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat; meanwhile, combine the salt and sugar.  Add the bananas.  Cook about 1 minute, then sprinkle with the salt/sugar mixture.  Flip the bananas and cook, moving around occasionally, until the bananas begin to brown at the edges and translucent in the middle.  Deglaze the pan with the vanilla, and then remove from heat.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine coconut cream, tofu, and 1/2 c. milk substitute.  Puree until thick and creamy.  Transfer to a medium bowl.  In the food processor, add sugars, cinnamon, bananas, and remaining 1/2 c. milk substitute.  Puree.  Mix the two purees together.

Chill this mixture in the refrigerator (covered) for at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours.  Process in your ice cream maker.

And enjoy!


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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Waffles with Bananas Foster

Congratulations, Julie! We're so thrilled that Eggsecutive Orders tops the bestseller list of Independent Mystery Bookstores in January!


In The Diva Paints the Town, Sophie bakes a special cake for Wolf for Valentine's Day. Of course, chocolate cake was the first thing that came to my mind for this week. If you're a chocoholic, don't worry, I hear there's a wonderful cake coming tomorrow! So my next thought was that Valentine's Day falls on brunch day this year. And I stumbled upon the notion of Waffles Topped with Bananas Foster. What could be sweeter or more decadent? In the event you don't have a waffle maker, you can certainly make your favorite pancake recipe or french toast and use the Bananas Foster on top. Still too much work? Serve the Bananas Foster over vanilla ice cream for dessert. Actually, as it turns out, that's my favorite. I'll have to type fast because my ice cream is melting!


Waffles

There's really nothing too difficult about making waffles. Make sure your waffle maker is hot and be sure to brush it with oil in between waffles.

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites, beaten to a soft peak


This is how simple it is to make waffles. Mix everything except the egg whites. Stir it all with a fork until well blended but still a bit lumpy. Add the egg whites and stir in. Avoid the temptation to over-stir. A few lumps are okay.

Fill the waffler maker about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Close the top and cook. Each waffle machine differs a bit but it should only take a couple of minutes to cook.


Quick and Easy Bananas Foster

4 bananas, cut in half and sliced lengthwise
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup banana liqueur
1/4 cup rum

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and cook gently for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Stirring, add the rum and liqueur. Add the bananas and cook gently another few minutes. Spoon over waffles or ice cream.

Enjoy!



Thanks to Ingrid of The Conscious Cat who awarded us The Over the Top Blog Award! We've had so much fun with it, and I've learned a lot about my fellow bloggers.


The rules state that we must complete the questions with one word answers.



Avery Aames missed sharing her answers on Monday so I'm sharing them with you today.

Your Hair? - Highlighted
Your Favorite Food? - Ice-cream
Your Hobby? - Golfing.
Your Fear? - Claustrophobia.
Something You Aren't? - Lazy
Where Did You Grow Up? - California
Your Life? - Busy!
Your Mood? - Cheery
Your Favorite Color? - Red



And now for Krista Davis's answers --



Your Hair? – Layered
Your Favorite Food? – Cherries
Your Hobby? - Furbabies
Your Fear? – Snakes
Something You Aren’t? – Svelte
Where Did You Grow Up? – Virginia
Your Life? – Enjoyable

Your Mood? – Upbeat
Your Favorite Color? - Red





Don't forget to enter your suggestion for the name of a fictional cupcake. You could have your name and cupcake written into BUTTERCREAM BUMP OFF! (The sequel to SPRINKLE WITH MURDER, which just received a *Starrred Review* from Publishers Weekly!). Send proof of your pre-order of SPRINKLE WITH MURDER along with your name and cupcake name to Jenn at jennmck@yahoo.com






Congratulations to Helen K. who suggested the winning Secret Ingredient for Mystery Kitchen’s Iron Chef contest! Helen won a box of Fannie May Chocolates. What was the secret ingredient? Find out during our next Iron Chef week in late February! And keep reading our posts to find out how to enter our next contest!


And finally, since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought I'd share a little message left by one of my dogs. Happy Valentine's Day!




~ Krista