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Vietnamese Sweet Stewed Bananas
from: Elmotoo

MMMMMMMMMMMM. Yummy & refreshing.

SERVES 8 -10

  • 1 1/2 lbs ripe cooking bananas (plantains)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • crushed ice

Slice each banana diagonally into bite-sized pieces.

Combine sugar or palm sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.

Add the bananas and return to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until bananas are tender and the liquid becomes thick and syrupy, about 40 minutes.

Skim off any impurities that rise to the top and discard.

Stir in vanilla essence and set aside to cool.

Spoon bananas and syrup into serving bowls. Add 1/4 cup coconut cream to each serving.

Top with crushed ice.