Have you guys ever had banana milk?  It’s one of my favorite childhood drinks and lately I’ve been making it all.the.time.  It’s healthy and totally guilt-free yet it feels like a treat.  I don’t think you can consider this a recipe, since it’s ridiculously basic — you literally throw four things in a blender and whirl.  But, if you have the ingredients sitting at home (I bet you do!), give it a try and let me know what you think.  I’m betting you’ll love it as much as I do.

Banana Milk // makes two servings

  • One frozen RIPE banana — your banana should be really ripe, with perfectly “freckled” skin.  If you use a banana before its prime, you won’t get that yummy sweetness.
  • 1 cup of milk (I bet non-dairy milks, including coconut, would be scrumptious!  I use whole organic milk, or raw when available.)
  • handful of crushed ice
  • 1/4 tsp of pure vanilla (optional, and to taste)

Cut up the frozen banana into four pieces and add to your blender with the other ingredients.  Whirl until smooth.  Add additional milk to make it thinner (more or a drink), add less to give it a milkshake/ice cream texture.

If you’re feeling wild, feel free to add in things like a drizzle of honey or a dash of cinnamon.  You can also defeat the healthy-factor by adding some salted caramel sauce and chopped walnuts for a bananas foster shake.  YUM.  I’m still a purist when it comes to banana milk, though.  I don’t mess with a childhood memory.  😉

What’s your favorite childhood treat?  I’d love to hear.

Hope you’re all having a great Thursday!

Comments (6)

  1. diana elizabeth: April 3, 2014

    My dad used to slice a banana, put it in the microwave to cook it a bit so it was soft (so i guess a ripe banana is good) add ice cream, drizzle chocolate syrup and some nuts and was done! I don’t really like bananas, but I love them in smoothies 🙂 I’ll have to bring out my blender from storage.

  2. admin: April 3, 2014

    That sounds reallllly delish! Bananas are my fave. 😉

  3. kristin @ petal and thorn: April 6, 2014

    fruity milks usually give me the willies (i think of nesquik strawberry milk which always seemed creepy, even as a kid!) but this sounds really really good. i’m going to try it right now! xoxo

  4. admin: April 6, 2014

    Tell me if you liked it!! xo

  5. Rachel (heart of light): April 17, 2014

    I do this!! In the winter I sometimes add a little nutmeg and cinnamon and then it reminds me of frozen eggnog. (D thinks it is the least appealing “milkshake” ever – it’s tough being married to someone who doesn’t like bananas)

  6. angel // love & splendor: April 18, 2014

    How can you not love bananas?? 😉 xo

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