Bananas in Coconut Cream Recipe

This sublime Vietnamese dessert is intensely delicious–and amazingly simple to make.

Creamy and not too sweet, with all the benefits of bananas, so rich in bone-building phosphorus and calcium, heart-healthy potassium, vitamins A and B6, and the mood-enhancer tryptophan!

Maybe a banana a day will keep the doctor away. Anyhow, this is one great dessert.


6 bananas
2 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Peel the bananas and chop into 2-inch pieces. In a saucepan, heat the coconut milk with the sugar and salt, and cook gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the banana pieces and cook gently for 5 minutes.

2. Divide the mixture into 6-8 small bowls and serve warm.

Serves 6 to 8.

Loosely adapted from a recipe found on AsiaRecipe.


Dale O.

Interesting, Teresa W. I eat bananas. I guess that I really live for danger and thrills. Is eating bananas as dangerous as paragliding and skydiving or perhaps mountain climbing? Or swimming in the Amazon River? One can indeed pick up some parasites there.

You said that: "Bananas are dangerous, because they contain tropical parasites. There are other sources of phosphorus and calcium and one should never eat bananas."

Never eat bananas? That would most certainly drive me bananas if I could never enjoy another banana as they are delicious and very healthy. Since it is dark out at the moment I will forgo paragliding and reach for the next most 'dangerous' thing...a banana. Maybe I will up the thrill and danger factor and have two bananas, sprinkled with nuts and some coconut milk.

Should I write my will first?

Dale O.

Marvellous, as I love both coconut and bananas, so there is nothing like combining the two delicious flavours!

Coconut milk is certainly delightful.

Teresa W states: "Bananas are full of tropical parasites."

I haven't found any 'tropical parasites' in bananas and I've been eating bananas all my life. So far elsewhere you have mentioned 'parasites' being in nuts and some berries, is there any food that these mystery 'parasites' are not in? I certainly hope not chocolate ...or some may end up becoming Breatharian. Bananas are perfectly safe, Teresa W.

Sue H.
sue H4 years ago

You need a little salt to bring out the sweetness sometimes.

Nimue Pendragon

Sounds good, apart from the salt.

Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath5 years ago

Sounds yum!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

Bananas are full of tropical parasites.

Marianne Guppenberger
Marianne G5 years ago

omnomnomnom :D

Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson5 years ago

Thank you, I'm going to have that tonight after dinner.

Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago


J.L. A.
j A5 years ago