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Quick and Delicious Banana Coffee

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Need a new drink for the cold days? Banana coffee is the right option. It can be prepared in 5 minutes, 3 key ingredients and you will be surprised by this curious combination.

For a good reason, this strong combination are getting public attention over the classic pumpkin spiced latte for Autumn season. It’s sweet, aromatic, delicious and you will never get tired of this, I promise!

mug with banana coffee

When you wake up in a chilly morning and you think what would make you feel warm and cozy before leaving to do your daily tasks, I say you must start your day off with a cup of banana milk coffee.

The banana coffee latte is the perfect recipe when you have an over ripe banana sitting on your kitchen and you don’t know what to do with it.

top view of mug with banana coffee

Let’s get down to business:

Cooking Time

  • Cooking: 3 minutes
  • Preparation: 2 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Servings

  • 2 large cups

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Saucepan

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ingredients to make banana coffee

What you need to make it

  • 1 ½ cup milk, I used semi skimmed, see notes for vegan options
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¾ cups brewed hot coffee
  • 1 clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and nutmeg to taste for dusting. (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brew the coffee as you prefer and save ¾ cup to make the drink.
  2. In a large flat plate, add the bananas without skin and press with a fork until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Add the banana and clove to a medium saucepan over low heat and gradually pour half of the milk. When starts to steam, remove immediately from the heat, add the cinnamon and nutmeg, if using and stir.
  4. Remove the clove, add the mixture to a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds until smooth. Add the other half cup of milk when blending.
  5. Return the mixture to the saucepan quickly over medium heat and reheat again until steaming, stirring frequently.
  6. Divide the hot coffee into two mugs and top with the banana milk, sprinkle more nutmeg and cinnamon and serve.

Notes

  • Bananas: The best bananas for this recipe are the very ripe ones when it has large black spots all over the skin. Avoid using green unripe bananas as they taste bitter.
  • Blender: Be careful when blending hot drinks as the steam pops the lid and causes burns. Hold firmly the lid with a towel or leave the small lid compartment slightly open.
  • Vegan: Replace whole milk with plant milk. The best alternative is unsweetened almond milk.
  • Smoothness: I like the small bits of banana in my drink, but if you prefer, pass it through a sieve to remove the extra bits.

What to serve with

You can serve this easy hot drink with delicious Fekkas Biscuits for breakfast or afternoon tea on a cold day.

How to store banana coffee?

Keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Not suitable for home freezing.

FAQs

Does coffee and banana go together?

Although very different and strong on their own, bananas and coffee really complement each other. The flavors mix perfectly as the ripe banana sweetens the coffee and there is no need to add any extra sugar. You might want to try some extra spices to combine, like cinnamon and nutmeg.

Can you heat up banana milk?

This drink is meant to be drunk hot. Perfect for winter and cold days, the mix of banana, coffee, milk and spices creates a very cozy experience.

Is milk and banana good at night?

Both bananas and milk are healthy and provide important nutrients when consumed in moderation, and although anecdotally they are known as incompatible, there are no scientific researches that prove they are harmful to your body. So don’t worry.

Due to both being high in calories some people may experience discomfort when eating milk and banana at nigh, if this is your case, we recommend drinking in the morning or afternoons. Our source of information was Healthline. We do not provide medical recommendations and if you have any concerns, please speak to your physician before eating such ingredients.

Can you make banana coffee vegan?

To make banana coffee vegan you just have to replace the same quantity required for whole milk with plant milk, preferably unsweetened almond milk.

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two mugs of banana coffee

Banana Milk Coffee

This delicious drink is so easy to make. It mainly contains 3 simple ingredients, milk, coffee and banana. A perfect recipe for the cold days.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 cus
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cups brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups milk I used semi skimmed, see notes for vegan option
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and nutmeg for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Brew the coffee as you prefer and save ¾ cup to make the drink.
  • In a large flat plate, add the bananas without skin and press with a fork until a smooth paste forms.
  • Add the banana and clove to a medium saucepan over low heat and gradually pour half of the milk. When starts to steam, remove immediately from the heat, add the cinnamon and nutmeg, if using and stir.
  • Remove the clove, add the mixture to a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds until smooth. Add the other half cup of milk when blending.
  • Return the mixture to the saucepan quickly over medium heat and reheat again until steaming, stirring frequently.
  • Divide the hot coffee into two mugs and top with the banana milk, sprinkle more nutmeg and cinnamon and serve.

Notes

  • Bananas: The best bananas for this recipe are the very ripe ones when it has large black spots all over the skin. Avoid using green unripe bananas as they taste bitter.
  • Blender: Be careful when blending hot drinks as the steam pops the lid and causes burns. Hold firmly the lid with a towel or leave the small lid compartment slightly open.
  • Vegan: Replace whole milk with plant milk. The best alternative is unsweetened almond milk.
  • Smoothness: I like the small bits of banana in the coffee, but if you prefer, pass the banana coffee through a sieve to remove the extra banana bits.
Keyword banana, beverage, cinnamon, clove, coffee, drink, hot drink, latte, milk

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