The "Jumpin' Monkey"

By fiveandspice
September 9, 2013
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Author Notes: Back in high school I used to go to a bagel shop in our neighborhood and get this blended coffee drink they had called the jumpin' monkey that had espresso, chocolate, and banana. I suddenly remembered it the other day and decided I wanted to try to make my own homemade version.fiveandspice

Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 min

  • 2 very ripe bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 2 (2-ounce) shots of espresso (or 4 ounces strong coffee), cooled
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 ounces milk, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon (heaped) cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy—adding more milk if necessary—about one minute. Taste and blend in the honey if you’d like the drink to be sweeter. Divide between two glasses and serve.

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