Flambe for Two


A hot, sweet, and oh-so-creamy dessert!

flambe in glass with bananas and mint
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
11 mins
2 ice cream flambes


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 large banana, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream


  1. Melt butter and brown sugar together in a skillet over medium heat until caramelized, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in orange juice; mix well for 2 minutes. Stir in banana slices until evenly coated with orange juice mixture.

  2. Pour rum into the skillet. Light rum carefully using a long match. Shake skillet back and forth until flames die down, about 30 seconds. Cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Divide vanilla ice cream between 2 bowls. Spoon banana mixture over ice cream.

Editor's Note:

Use caution when igniting the run in step 2. Use a long match such as a fireplace match or long barbeque lighter. Ignite the fumes at the edge of the pan, not the liquid itself. Do not lean over the skillet as you ignite the fumes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 448mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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