This makes an elegant — and dramatic — ending to a wonderful meal. Be careful and use caution with the fire!
1 fresh mango
3 ripe bananas
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup tequila
6 large scoops vanilla ice cream
1. Peel the mango and cut into 6 slices. Peel the bananas and slice lengthwise. Remove the stems from the strawberries and cut the berries in half.
2. Put the fruit in a chafing dish or large skillet on medium heat. Pour the orange juice over the fruit and sprinkle with the sugar. Heat to simmering, stirring gently to dissolve the sugar and coat the fruit.
3. Add the tequila. Flame the sauce by pouring a little tequila into a teaspoon and holding it over a flame until it catches on fire. Drop the flame into the fruit mixture. After five to 10 seconds, the flames will disappear or be very small. Gently blow them out if any remain. The alcohol has burned away but occasionally the sugar in the fruit burns slightly.
4. Serve over ice cream.