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5 easy eggless desserts

By: Enrique Gili on Sept. 4, 2010, 8:38 a.m.

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Fried Bananas and Ice Cream

Pan-fried bananas are a Latin mainstay. Serve over vanilla ice cream for an all-American dessert.

Fried Bananas and Ice Cream

Time estimates

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


Serves 4


  • 2 ripe medium-sized bananas, peeled and sliced
  • Half cup fresh-squeezed orange juice, about 3 oranges
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Half orange, zest
  • 1 shot Grand Marnier
  • 1 pint Philly-style (eggless) vanilla ice cream
  • Cinnamon to taste


  1. Zest orange. Using potato peeler, carefully remove outer skin of orange.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet. Add sliced bananas. Stir over low heat until bananas caramelize, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add zest, orange juice and Grand Marnier.
  4. Add sugar. Add cinnamon. Stirring slowly, allow sauce to thicken. Simmer over low heat for about five minutes.
  5. Spoon over vanilla ice cream and serve.