Fancy Dessert: Banana Flambe with Vanilla Ice Cream

Banana Flambe With Vanilla Ice Cream

Banana Flambe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion Indian
Servings 2


  • 2 ripe hard bananas cut in half
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • cup brown sugar or white sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup brandy
  • Scoops of homemade or store bought vanilla ice cream
  • Ground pistachios for garnish


  • Heat a medium sized saucepan. Rub the sugar on both sides of the banana. Just press them on the surface of the banana.
  • Place the halved bananas face down on the hot saucepan and pour the water and brandy. Gently tilt the pan towards the flame to ignite it. It will burn to a beautiful blue flame. If you are using an electric stove, you will have to ignite it with a match stick. Be careful when you do it. Leave the windows open and keep the house ventilated. Don’t place any flammable material around the cooking area. Move the kids away.
  • Once it has completely burned, increase the heat to caramelize the liquid, about 8-10 minutes or until done. It will make the base of the banana brown and sticky.
  • Transfer to a clean bowl. Top with scoop of ice cream and ground pistachios. You can add some sticky, gooey speckles of the sauce on top.
Keyword Banana Flambe

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