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Miller, you have yourself a very fine drink here! Super easy to prepare and for my first time experience using malt (Horlicks) I was pleased with the outcome. The only thing I would emphasize as you did was that the milk be ICE COLD! I think that this is very important to the success of the recipe. I would almost go as far as to suggest semi-freezing the milk to a "slush" state to insure that cold frothy refreshing quench of thirst. Once again Miller, a very tasty drink, I'm submitting a photo in gratitude.
OMG Miller, this is DYNAMITE!! I had all the ingredients on hand and just made me a batch of this. I already drank one glass and right now I am on the second glass. This has me licking my lips for more. Great taste and very flavorful too.
After childhood, only today I've had 'Ovaltine' and slipped back into those wonderful days I enjoyed as a kid. Thank You to U for this recipe. It was really nice, and like has been said, the milk really got to be 'ice cold' for this smoothie. I could have just 1 glass of this as it was really filling but really yummy all the same. I think its good for a quick lunch on its own for college students or those who can't spend hours in front of the gas stove. This was great! Thank U!
With thanks to Chef Miller for sending me a jar of Horlicks, I'm now in a position to add my positive comments here. What a terrific drink! I have made this a few times now, and must emphasize the need for cold ingredients. In fact, I have found that using a frozen banana (the riper, the better), cut in chunks, makes this drink absolutely perfect! I also have stuck my blender container in the fridge, in an effort to keep the ingredients cold while I made the drink. Other than freezing the banana, I made no changes to this recipe -- which is both fast and easy to prepare. I use 1% milk in this, which drastically alters the nutritional info showing for this recipe (which must be based on fullfat milk, I'm guessing).
This was absolutely yummy - a real breakfast treat. I cut the malted milk powder to about 2 tbsp and added a couple more icecubes. This gave it a more mild flavor, which was more to my liking. I ended up having this for breakfast every day last week, and it kept me full till lunch! Oh, and the riper the banana, the better the flavor.
Thanks for posting this one.... I agree too that the milk must be icy cold, and next time will do as Charlene suggested & semi freeze the milk first. I made two batches, one with non fat milk & one with lite soy milk, and used a little less brown sugar, (personal taste) and both were great. Cheers, JenT
Ohhh I'm so glad I found this! I had some ripe banana's and was looking for a good banana smoothie recipe...well i found it! Shocked I had all the ingredients but I did and this will be made over and over again in my house:) My 18 mth old loved it as well which is a bonus! Thanks! Followed the recipe to a T & used whole milk. Its the good stuff:)
I got a smoothie maker for Christmas and I just had to try this. It's pretty good! I used Ovaltine chocolate and added one scoop of fat free, no sugar added vanilla frozen yogurt.
I made this for breakfast and it was awesome! I used Ovaltine because I love it! I love the idea of drinking something so healthful yet so delicious! Much better than a a canned health shake! I think I will make this a regular quick breakfast drink when I am on the run! Thanks
Yummy!!!!!!This is the best home-made smoothie I've tasted so far, but beware it's addictive ;)!