Plantains Foster

There's more to plantain desserts than just deep-fried treats.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe plantains, halved and quartered
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve


  1. In a heavy skillet add the butter, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon. Let it melt under low heat.
  2. Once bubbling carefully place plantain slices in the mixture. Spoon sauce over the plantains and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. To flambé: Add the coconut rum and carefully ignite with a long match or stick lighter. Once the flames die out, simmer for another few minutes until syrupy.
  4. Serve on top of vanilla ice cream.