Sweet Caramelized Plantain with Cream


Indulge in the lusciousness of Sweet Caramelized Plantain with Cream, a dessert that marries the natural sweetness of ripe plantains with the rich, creamy texture of whipped cream. This simple yet elegant dessert offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.

Sweet Caramelized Plantain with Cream

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 plantain half with cream

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Sugars: 20g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 10mg


  • Ripe Plantains: 2 large
  • Unsalted Butter: 30g (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Brown Sugar: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
  • Heavy Cream: 120 ml (4 oz / 0.25 lb)
  • Vanilla Extract: 5 ml (0.17 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Ground Cinnamon: A pinch

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the plantains: Peel and cut the plantains in half lengthwise.
  2. Caramelize the plantains: In a pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the plantains and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cook until caramelized on both sides.
  3. Whip the cream: In a bowl, whip the heavy cream with vanilla extract until soft peaks form.
  4. Serve: Place each caramelized plantain half on a plate, top with a dollop of whipped cream, and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choose ripe plantains that are yellow with black spots for the best sweetness.
  • Be patient while caramelizing to achieve a deep, rich flavor.
  • Serve immediately after preparing for the best texture and warmth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use regular bananas instead of plantains?

Yes, but the texture and sweetness will be slightly different.

Can I make this dessert vegan?

Use plant-based butter and coconut cream as substitutes.

How do I store leftovers?

It's best enjoyed fresh, but you can refrigerate for up to a day.