These delicious Ice Cream tacos are filled with warm plantains foster and topped with yummy Chips Ahoy! The perfect dessert or snack with a latin twist.
Plantains Foster Ice Cream Tacos
Oh my goodness! I am drooling over these ice cream tacos. Imagine a taco shell that is sprinkled with cinnamon and then baked into a cup shape. The taco shell then gets filled with creamy frozen ice cream and hot plantains foster and then topped with a generous sprinkling of Chips Ahoy! Cookies.
Every bite you take will have different tones of flavors and textures. The frozen ice cream contrasting with the hot plantains create a party in your mouth. Serve this a snack to your kids or as an elegant dessert to your latin themed dinner.
The inspiration for this recipe came in while I was browsing the Nabisco website. In there I saw an amazing Chips Ahoy! Quesadilla filled with Plantains. I thought that it was a what a great idea to marry plantains with yummy chocolate chops cookies. And these ice cream tacos are my spin on the Nabisco recipe.
Have you checked out all the all the fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that are just right to treat the family for Día del niño?. They’re awesome!
Did you know that in Latin America we celebrate “Dia Del Nino” ? (Child’s Day). It’s a full day celebrating our kids by buying them gifts and cooking them a special meal. When my daughters come home, I will present them with this amazing merienda (snack) that will knock their socks off! Both my daughters love plantains and I am positive that they will enjoy these feast.
Aside from the deliciousness, this dish represents much more. You see, my husband and I are Venezuelan, our girls were born here in America. In a way, I want them to learn about their roots. Food is the perfect vessel for it.
So check it out: the base has a tortilla shell which is inherently latin. The middle is ice cream, universal. The sweet plantain filling is a bit Venezuelan, and the Chips Ahoy! cookies are American. In one bite you will be eating multiple cultures. I find that poetic. And that’s what bringing families together is all about. Creating traditions that they will later pass on to their own families.
I hope that my daughters when they grow up, they will make these delicious Plantains Foster Ice Cream Tacos on the Dia Del Nino to their own kids. But don’t forget the most important detail: Top them with Chips Ahoy! They really give this recipe the final touches and it also brings all the flavors together.
I hope you can try these delicious plantains Foster Ice Cream Tacos at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
Here’s a little video on how to make these:
Plantains Foster Ice Cream Tacos + Video
- Cups For Taco
- 4 Corn tortillas
- Sugar +Cinnamon
- For Plantains Foster
- 1 Ripe Plantain
- Cup ¼ butter
- 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of rum or vanilla extract optional
- teaspoon ½ cinnamon
- 1 Package of Chips Ahoy! Cookies
- 1 Pint of Vanilla Ice Cream
For taco cups
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F
Flip over a muffin tin and spray with nonstick spray
Soften the tortillas but placing them inside a damp paper towel and microwaving them for 30 seconds
Place the soft tortillas on a cutting board and spray them with nonstick spray
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
Flip the tortilla over and repeat the same process with the cooking spray, sugar, and cinnamon
Nestle a tortilla in the space between 4 cups of the muffin tin to form a bowl shape
Repeat with the other tortillas
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crisp
Remove from oven and let them cool
For Plantains Foster
Slice the plantain
Place a skillet over medium heat and add the butter and brown sugar
When the butter and brown sugar melts, add the plantain slices and cook until the plantains have softened. About 4-5 minutes. Stir often
Add the rum extract and cinnamon. Stir until combined
Place the taco cups on a serving platter
Add 1-2 scoops of ice cream
Add the hot bananas foster
Top with crumbled Chips Ahoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.