Yum yum yum. I was expecting kind of a low-fat coffee-banana shake but this really was more like a creamy iced latte with a heavy hint of banana, and just great. The frozen banana gave it the body/creaminess it needed being lowfat, and saying this from Seattle, where I could be lynched for such talk, I’d have to say this beats the calorie-laden creamy coffee drinks you can buy hands down, because it not only tastes good, the fat grams won't kill me! It's also dirt cheap compared to buying it. I added a packet of equal, cuz I like ‘em a little sweet, and used ridiculously strong coffee to mimic espresso.
This was fantastic! I used strong brewed espresso, chilled, and added somewhat less than 1/2 cup of lowfat milk for a very very deep coffee taste. I also added about a tsp of sugar. I started with 2 small ice cubes, and stopped there, because they were watering down the taste. Next time I will omit them altogether. I love the fact that this is lowfat and healthy, but tastes very rich, with a nice creamy texture and deeply delicious taste. Thanks, Cornelia!
This is really yummy:) I did add 3/4 tsp. of sugar to the coffee. Thank you for a nice drink!
I'm not a coffee drinker but made this for my other half who, for some reason or other, loves the stuff! I left out the ice cubes, but since the banana I used was huge, that gave more than enough of a frosty chill to this drink, I thought, & my other half, as expected, loved it, so I guess the recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Cookbook Tag]
Used vanilla soy milk and instant coffee. Made a great and light refreshing dessert. I have had so many bananas to use up lately. This was a great change of pace! I did add some chocolate drink mix powder to the first batch. It was good that way, but more sweetness isn't necessary in my opinion :)
As is, for my personal taste, it wasn't that great, but that is because I love it SWEET! :) I will try a variation of the original recipe next time. This recipe is a good basis of "how to". Thanks much!
Yummy, just drinking this concoction now. It's good, I used strong coffee I brewed this morning. I also added 1 tsp of natural peanut butter, 1/4 tsp of honey, and a dash of cinnamon. Very good!
Splendid!! I made this with instant coffee (1 tsp. to 1/3 cup water like So Cal Gal) No ice coco or Cinnamon (trying to cut calories), a 1/2 tsp. of black strap molasses, and a tsp. of daily fiber supplement (tasteless). It turned out GREAT! Nice and cold drink to top off a lovely day! Thanks!
Bev, this is EXCELLENT!! I made very strong coffee with plain old instant powder & dissolved a tsp of black strap molasses into it. the result was one very rich and creamy latte, just the way i like it! Reminded me of a Starbucks frappaccino, only without the guilt! Next time I'll use water instead of milk to see i can cut down on fat further. Highly recommended!!!!! o(^o^)o
Very very yummy!! My DH and I both loved this--and we rarely have anything with coffee in it because neither of us usually likes it (except when it's in ice cream!). We shared one serving, and each had about 7 ounces. I added 1 teaspoon of instant coffee crystals to 1/3 cup of cold water for the strong coffee; omitted the ice cubes, cocoa, and cinnamon; and added 4 teaspoons of sugar (next time I'll try to use a riper banana). Of all the banana-based drinks I've made, this one is my DH's favorite--so I'll definitely be making it again! Thanks Bev!! Your recipes always make me look good! :)