• Bananas Foster with Tropical Fruit


By Andrew Zimmern

Bananas Foster with Tropical Fruit


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • 12 pieces of shelled lychee
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Several pinches salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise and halved
  • Several slices of fresh ripe pineapple, cut in half moons
  • 1 cup sliced or cubed fresh ripe mango
  • 2 ounces aged Flor de Cana rum


Divide ice cream into 4 bowls, place 3 lychees in each bowl and place bowls in freezer or fridge.

Place butter, salt and brown sugar into a 12-to-14-inch skillet and cook for several minutes. Add the remaining fruit and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add the rum, dipping the pan to the heat to flambe if you care to. Cook for a minute or so to allow the sauce to come together.

Divide fruit and sauce over ice cream with a serving spoon.

Serve immediately.

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