Banana Coffee Recipe
Struggling to find use for the over-ripe bananas constantly left in your fruit bowl? With this simple recipe, you can create your own delicious banana coffee and enjoy the complex layers of flavours included.
Best served on a hot day, this refreshing drink encapsulates the frothy richness of banana with the deep, aromatic taste of coffee. Whilst banana and coffee may seem like an odd combination of flavours, the natural sweetness of banana (particularly of the ripe or overripe kind) blends perfectly with the deeper notes of coffee beans.
Aside from adding a lighter tone to your cup of coffee, bananas add a touch of health to your drink. Nutritious and great for moderating your blood sugar, bananas have also been proven to help with digestive health as they are a great source of fibre and potassium.
Fruit and coffee have long been a loved combination due to the natural complementing sweet and bitterness found in both ingredients. Banana coffee is an original taste, sure to go down well with friends and family due to the eccentricity of what is actually a very simple and delicious recipe.
If you love the mix of sweet banana with rich coffee, make sure to try Coffee-Direct’s own brand of banana coffee. Combining lightly sweet banana with a mellow, mild coffee, this flavoured coffee works great as an after dinner dessert. This blend works particularly well with filter coffees where the gentle banana flavour will superbly mixe with the deep tones of coffee.
- 1 cafetière
- 1 kettle
- 1 bowl
- 1 saucepan
- 1 blender
- 1 mug or heat proof glass
- 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
- 125ml boiling water
- 200ml milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 ripe banana (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- In a bowl, add together the chopped banana and teaspoon of sugar. Mash the ingredients together until you reach a smooth consistency with few lumps.
- Add the mixture to a saucepan over low heat and consistently stir until the sugar has dissolved and the banana is hot to touch.
- Pour in 100ml of milk and continue to stir until mixture appears slightly frothy.
- Add in the teaspoon of cinnamon if using.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and pour into the blender. Add the remaining 100ml of milk to the blender and blend until completely smooth. Set the mixture aside.
- Add two tablespoons of coffee grounds to your cafetière.
- Pour 125ml boiling water into your cafetière and place the lid on top.
- Leave coffee to brew for four minutes.
- Press the coffee once it has brewed and pour into your mug or glass, leaving room at the top for the banana milk mixture. Pour the banana mixture on top of the coffee.
- Serve and enjoy.