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CONTEST! Drunken Monkey Love

Amore di Scimmia Ubriaca aka Drunken Monkey Love
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dessert


  • 3 whole bananas
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanuts roasted,salted
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1 pint ice cream vanilla


  • Slice bananas into a large cast iron skillet. Chop butter into little cubes and distribute over bananas. Add brown sugar and peanuts and 1/8 cup bourbon whiskey. Cook for five minutes or so (depending on wood oven temperature) until sugar carmelizes and bananas are warm but not mushy stirring halfway through. Add last 1/8 cup bourbon whiskey to the pan right before serving and spoon over vanilla ice cream. Photo by Kate Famiglietti.


No matter how full everyone is from amazing wood-fired oven pizza, when the oven cools down a bit for banana cooking no one will be able to resist the Drunken Monkey Love!