Banana Flambé, Belizean Style!

by McNab Editorial Team

For a sweet treat at home, try this popular Banana Flambé, with Belizean style! Bananas are one of the most accessible and budget-friendly fruits in Belize. Served warm, deep notes of caramel and rum swirl to make this deceptively easy dessert. Add this banana flambé as the perfect topping to ice cream, rum cake, crepes, and more. Bonus: the flambé process makes you look like a professional chef!

Banana Flambé

Recipe is adapted from Flavors of Belize, Second Edition:


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup Traveller´s Dark Rum
  • 1/4 cup mango juice


Peel bananas and cut in 1-inch diagonal slices. Melt butter in a saucepan on medium-low and add sugar. Stir gently until sugar begins to dissolve. Add the bananas and sauté for 2 minutes and then, add rum and gently flame with Traveller’s rum until flames die off. Add mango juice and bring sauce to a gentle simmer for 3 more minutes. Serve over vanilla ice cream. Don’t forget to tag us at @CaribbeanLifestyleBelize if you make our Belizean Banana Flambé at home!

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