Here’s how to make Bananas Foster, a classic New Orleans dessert

This classic New Orleans dish is full of excitement.

Mambo’s, a Cajun-Creole restaurant from the owners of Oceana Grill, shares its take on a classic New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster.

A rum-infused caramelized sauce with ripe bananas is spooned over a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream.

The dish is also full of excitement. Preparation is often turned into a table-side spectacle for diners.

“So one of my favorite things about this dish is that it combines ingredients from behind the bar and fire,” Mambo’s executive chef Danny Holsomback said.

Guests can even dine at Mambo’s with a beautiful view overlooking the French Quarter. Mambo’s has the only rooftop bar on Bourbon Street.

Mambo’s Bananas Foster

Serves four


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup banana liqueur
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
  • Vanilla ice cream


Combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet. Place the pan over low heat on top of the stove and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot.

Lift the bananas out of the pan and plate over around the ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.

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Recipe courtesy of Mambo’s

Created in partnership with Mambo’s