Decadent caramelized plantains, covered in sweet cream caramel ice cream, and topped with caramel sauce!
Do you remember the Banana Pancakes with Salted Caramel Syrup made from Bigelow tea I shared recently? Well obviously I am not over my banana and caramel phase yet. And with good reason, they are such an amazing combination! But this particular recipe was inspired by a recent vacation I went on. I got to go to Belize, and ventured out to the island of San Pedro, where I stayed for 4 days in a beautiful resort called Sapphire Beach Resort.
The Sapphire Beach Resort is a quiet resort with tons of natural beauty to offer, a helpful and friendly staff, charming rooms, intimate pools, plenty of options for the adventure seeker, and my favorite part, an amazing restaurant.
While we were visiting we got the pleasure of enjoying their all-inclusive option which meant we got to savor delicious morsels of fresh caught fish and lobster, sweet island drinks, like the pina colada, and of course, island desserts.
I loved the fried plantains that were served along side some of the dishes I enjoyed, and so when I got home, I kept thinking about them, dreaming about them, and drooling about them. So I decided to make myself a fantastic plaintain treat!
I call it the Happy Monkey, because what monkey wouldn’t be happy with this caramel confection?
Happy Monkey: Fried Plantains with Caramel Ice Cream
- 1 ripe plantain
- 1 cup caramel ice cream of choice
- 2 Tbs caramel sauce
- oil for frying
- Slice plantains into 3/4-1 inch thick pieces
- Remove peel
- Heat oil to 375 degrees F
- Deep fry plantains in oil until they turn a golden brown, then remove, and shake off excess oil
- Serve plantains with a scoop of caramel ice cream over top, and drizzled with caramel sauce
- Eat immediately
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
If you get the chance, head to San Pedro, Belize, and stay at Sapphire Beach Resort, ask for James to be your server, and enjoy the amazing food from the chef at El Zafiro (the resort restaurant). And if you can’t make it out there right now, make this island treat at home, and give yourself that perfect caramel and banana bite!!
You can find my full review (and lots of pictures) of Sapphire Beach Resort on Travel Parent Eat!
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*I received a free upgrade to all-inclusive at Sapphire Beach Resort in order to facilitate a review, however, all opinions are 100% my own, and I would never recommend something to my readers I do not believe in.