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Mashed Sweet Potato With Bourbon and Vanilla

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“This recipe was given to me by the chef at GW Fins ( in New Oleans. It is loved by my family.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil, ass the potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, in a separate pot, combine the cream, honey, brown sugar, split vanilla bean, banana and orange juice. Bring to a boil and cook on high for 5 minutes. Scrap vanilla bean and either puree the mixture with a mixing wand or mash well with a potato masher.
  3. When the potatoes are tender, drain well and add to the cream mixture. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes and mash gently with a spoon leaving some chunks of potato. The mixture will thicken slightly as the potatoes absorb the cream.
  4. Sir in the Bourbon and the soft butter.
  5. Can be held and reheated.

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