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Caramelized Plantain Ice Cream Sundae

Turn an ordinary banana split into a dessert you could only get at a gourmet restaurant
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Plantain Ice Cream Sundae
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 very ripe almost black plantain
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Sliced almonds


  • Peel the plantain and cut into round slices. In a bowl, toss the slices with the coconut sugar and cinnamon. In a cast-iron skillet over medium heat sauté the plantains in olive oil until they are golden brown and caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mix together the water, brown sugar, and juice. Pour the liquid into the skillet and allow it to reduce into a syrup. Transfer the plantains and syrup to a dessert dish. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and sprinkle with slivered almonds.