Banoffee Shake

April 16, 2011


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

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen (cut in half)
  • 1 cup strong cold coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 splash maple syrup (optional)

Directions

  1. 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.

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6 Comments

Sagegreen April 17, 2011
This sounds great! So easy to do. I always freeze my leftover bananas. Yesterday I started a batch of coffee ice cubes for a coffee lassi idea. This morning I decided to add a fresh banana to it. I had not thought of the frozen banana idea for it!
 
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testkitchenette April 17, 2011
Thanks, Sagegreen! I always freeze my bananas as well. My mom used to do it for banana bread too. Looking forward to seeing your coffee lassi!
 
mrslarkin April 16, 2011
Yummmmm!!
 
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testkitchenette April 16, 2011
Thanks, mrslarkin!
 
wssmom April 16, 2011
Breakfast of Champions!!
 
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testkitchenette April 16, 2011
Thanks wssmom...it makes a great pick me up too!