One of the very best things about the holidays is the food! And the drinks! This spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog is just perfect. Whatever festivities you are arranging, adding in a mouth-watering banana cocktail made with black spiced rum is going to make them even more fun! This eggnog made with ice cream is a fun take on the traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas nog cocktail.
Making a great Thanksgiving or Christmas nog cocktail doesn’t require many ingredients. And the recipe is super-easy!
Rum Nog Cocktail Ingredients
So what do you need for this eggnog made with ice cream? First you will need bananas. This is a nice recipe for using up those blackening bananas! Banana bread isn’t the only thing you can make with overripe bananas you know!
Vanilla ice cream is an important ingredient in spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog. For this reason I recommend using good quality ice cream. Butterscotch sauce, black spiced rum and cinnamon also go into this banana cocktail.
Although dairy-free ice cream is an option for this drink made with black spiced rum, bear in mind butterscotch sauce isn’t usually dairy-free. The butterscotch sauce can be Smucker’s or Mrs Richardson’s – there are of course other brands to consider too.
As for the black spiced rum, Kraken is perhaps the best known. Black spiced rum has a richer taste than regular rum. You could sub plain dark rum for this rum nog cocktail but it’s worth using black spiced rum. It just makes this Christmas nog cocktail richer!
How to Make Spiked Bananas Foster Ice Cream Rum Nog
Whether you’re looking for an eggnog made with ice cream recipe without raw eggs or you simply fancy trying this one, it’s well worth making. Oh and if you love bananas foster you absolutely must make this wonderful banana cocktail!
Put the ice cream in your blender along with the bananas and butterscotch sauce. Once the rum nog cocktail mixture is well blended, add the rum and blend a little more. Serve the eggnog made with ice cream over ice and sprinkle cinnamon on top. I like to garnish these with a cinnamon stick too.
Can I Make this Banana Cocktail Ahead?
This delicious Christmas nog cocktail made with black spiced rum can be prepared ahead. Keep it refrigerated for up to 2 days and pop it in the blender again before serving since the ingredients will separate a bit. It will also be a little darker in colour since the bananas will go browner.
What Exactly is Bananas Foster?
This spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog is based on bananas foster, the iconic banana dessert. This US dessert originated in New Orleans. It’s a rich-tasting banana and vanilla ice cream dish with a brown sugar, butter, dark rum, banana liqueur, and cinnamon sauce. Sometimes chopped walnuts or pecans are added and whipped cream often makes an appearance.
Bananas foster makes an indulgent crepe filling. It’s a fun dessert to order at a restaurant if they flambé it tableside! The dish dates back to 1951 and to Owen Brennan’s Vieux Carré Restaurant. South American bananas were imported into this area, making it the perfect dessert in the area.
What Type of Rum is Best?
You can’t go wrong with Kraken black spiced rum for this spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog. It’s 94 proof so if you want something less alcoholic choose Kraken’s black label option which is 70 proof.
How to Serve this Eggnog Made with Ice Cream
I love making this to serve when guests are first arriving. It really gets any festive party started in style! Everyone is sure to want to try a glass of this amazing rum nog cocktail made with black spiced rum. And they will probably want a second! It is tasty served with Italian Pignoli Cookies, Italian Fig Cookies or a banana pound cake.
Spiked Bananas Foster Ice Cream Rum Nog Cocktail Recipe
Spiked Bananas Foster Ice Cream Rum Nog Cocktail
- 2 Cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 Cup butterscotch sauce
- 2 bananas over ripe
- 4 Ounces rum black spiced, such as Kraken
- ground cinnamon
- cinnamon stick for garnish
- To the container of a blender (or an immersion blender), add vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce, and bananas.
- Blend until mixture is smooth. Add black spiced rum and blend, once again, until combined.
- Pour over ice into a 10 ounce glass. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog can be quite filling since it’s so rich. So don’t serve it to soon before you serve dinner. Another idea would be to serve this Christmas nog cocktail as dessert.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.