Author Notes: Along with making my lunch and helping prepare dinner with my mother, I was also responsible for making the morning coffee even before I began drinking it formally. I grew up a coffee lover and recall being given milky coffee at home and at the diner by my dad. Coffee ice cream was also a favorite. I almost died when I tasted espresso and cappucino for the first time in the 80's.
My dad is responsible for this creation. We sometimes had leftover coffee which was stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator. He went through a period of time where he was making smoothies as part of his breakfast. I loved the mix of sweet banana and the sharpness of coffee. I'd be inclined to try this with coconut and add some rum now also but maybe not for breakfast. - testkitchenette
- 2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen (cut in half)
- 1 cup strong cold coffee
- 1 cup milk
- 1 splash maple syrup (optional)
- Put all ingredients into the blender and let sit for about 5 minutes. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add a floater of rum or espresso liqueur for something special.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Coffee