Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
This recipe came from a friend in my gourmet class from college. We did a beverage unit and we were to make a family favorite. She was from the southwest and her dad's family was from Mexico. I had never heard the word "licuado" used in a recipe before. I enjoyed the drink, but haven't made it in a while.
- 2 cups chilled milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄16 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup banana, chunks
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup ice cube
- In a blender, combine chilled milk, cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg.
- Add banana chunks, ice cubes, and brown sugar.
- Whirl until smooth.
This had a really nice, light flavor to it. I used two cups of unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk to make it vegan and instead of using 1/4 cup of ice cubes and 1/2 cup banana, i just used an entire medium sized frozen banana, which enhanced the banana flavor and chilled the drink.
We really enjoyed this one, too! Might add a bit more nutmeg and a bit more sugar next time, as well. Not a heavy drink at all.
Good, but next time I think that I will use a bit more cinnamon and brown sugar, as it was a little plain for me. But it was still very good and I enjoyed it!