Bananas Stewed in Coconut Milk

    30 minutes

    This Thai dessert consists of bananas slowly being stewed in a sweetened coconut milk until soft then served warm.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 10 small bananas or 4 large bananas
    • 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk
    • 1 cup (220g) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) coconut cream

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cut the bananas in half longwise then in half again to get 4 pieces. If using large bananas, cut in half then cut into 5 cm lengths.
    2. In a saucepan cook the coconut milk until it boils.
    3. Add the bananas and cook gently until soft.
    4. Add the sugar and salt. After the sugar dissolves add the coconut cream.
    5. Remove from heat and place in a bowl. Serve the bananas and sauce warm.

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    For LindaK, you're right, it's too much sugar for most people. Try just 1/4 cup of sugar for 1.5 cup of coconut milk. If you like it richer, thicker, creamier, you should use only 1 cup of coconut milk, then at the end add 1/2 cup of coconut cream, stir well, then remove from heat. Important fact, the common bananas as we know it, are not right for this dessert. They're to soft, perfect eaten as daily fruit or for cake and muffin, but not for Asian dessert as this. In Thailand we have harder, shorter in length, bananas. They're firmer and heavier. Ideally you don't use the ripe ones for this recipe. They should be half way to 70% ripe.  -  09 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had half a can of coconut milk to use up, so halved this recipe. Even so, it was too sweet and the bananas got very soft though I did not cook the whole time stated. I think it was just not to our liking, and will probably not make again.  -  14 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was pretty nice. I don't normally like sugary desserts,but I enjoyed this. The recipe is quite simple to follow. Thank you for sharing it with us.  -  20 Feb 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)