- 2 large bananas
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 pint good-quality vanilla ice cream
- 3/4 cup Almond Dulce de Leche Sauce (recipe below)
How to Make It
Preheat broiler. Peel bananas and slice into thirds; then slice each third in half vertically, to show seeds. Brush seed-side of each banana with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, until brown sugar is melted. Meanwhile, divide ice cream among 4 bowls and top each with some Almond Dulce de Leche Sauce. Top with warm bananas and serve immediately.
Almond Dulce de Leche Sauce:
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds, roasted
Combine cream and brown sugar in a medium pot. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Boil until mixture is reduced to 1 cup, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. (Be careful not to let it boil over.) Remove from heat and stir in condensed milk. Stir in almonds. Cool slightly and serve, or refrigerate covered for up to 2 days, and reheat on low heat or in the microwave.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 558, Cholesterol 87 mg, Fat 21 g, Fiber 3 g, Saturated 1 g, Calcium 217 mg, Monounsaturated 1 g, Magnesium 64 mg, Polyunsaturated 0 g, Sodium 108 mg, Carb 75 g, Potassium 578 mg, Protein 7 g, Vitamin E 0 mg*
* Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents
To roast whole, slivered, chopped or sliced almonds: Spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in a 350°F oven and bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant; stir once or twice to ensure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to roast slightly after removing from oven.