Our local Asian market had Thai Bananas on sale for $0.79/lb last week. What a deal! I couldn’t resist so we got some. Thai Bananas (aka chuối sứ ) are widely used in Vietnam for different desserts such as fried bananas and Banana with Coconut Milk Pudding. Thai Bananas are firmer and can endure heat without falling apart like regular bananas. In this pot of Chè chuối my bananas weren’t as ripe as I wanted. Ideally the skin should be almost black. My craving hit hard as usual so I couldn’t wait a few more days.
Sweetness level is up to you. We like it lightly sweeten so I found 1 cup of sugar to be sufficient, you may like it sweeter so add more sugar in the end if needed. If you can’t find Vanilla Sugar packets please substitute with Vanilla Extract. I highly recommend to use Savoy Coconut Cream if you can find them. I ran out so I had to use coconut milk, it was good but could be better with the cream. And it’s okay NOT to have Pandan Leaves. It creates a pleasant aroma but not a required ingredient.
Link to Chè Chuối Recipe: Chè chuối Instant Pot (Banana, Coconut Milk and Tapioca Pearls Dessert)
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Making it now Katie,crossing my fingers as I don’t have the fresh bananas,just frozen :((