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Have you heard of a dirty banana? I hadn't done that until I sailed with Princess Cruises and I have to admit that only the name made me laugh. Hard. However, the smoothie cocktail was irresistible.
When we saw that the Dirty Banana was available at the touch of a button thanks to our OceanMedallion ™ via OceanNow, you knew we had to order it. (How could we resist when it looked like a chocolate shake ?!)
Spoiler alert: adult smoothies are now on my favorites list. What don't you love about a frozen drink / dessert combination?
This is a Caribbean-inspired cocktail that tastes more like a smoothie than a cocktail. This is a super fun gift, whether you're cruising on a dream vacation or relaxing on your own back porch at home.
The Dirty Banana is absolutely unforgettable. And lucky for me? It is easy enough to do at home in just minutes.
How to make a dirty banana
Start by adding ice to the blender. Then add a little rum, kahlua, and coffee liqueur, 1/2 banana, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup. Press mix and pour it into a glass. Top with whipped cream and drink happily.
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Oh! I almost forget it. You can make a not-so-dirty banana drink for non-drinkers and children. Just skip the alcohol and add 1/4 cup milk or 1/4 cup cold coffee. (I like both versions!)
Easy, easy and absolutely delicious too! I probably shouldn't have introduced my kids to this one, because it's been dessert every night for a week.
And no, I haven't been making one for myself every night together with them. But if someone wants to visit me and give me an excuse to mix a little more, I'm ready.
Have I already told you about the MedallionClass experience? I can't even tell you enough that it changed the game for our cruise.
We sat by the pool and ordered drinks and food that was delivered literally in minutes.
The OceanMedallion works as a GPS throughout the ship. If you order, whether it's aloe vera for a sunburn, an ice bucket, extra hangers, a few more pillows to stack on your bed, extra towels, or even some orders for fries and a dirty banana smoothie, the token works to show your location and the items will be sent directly to you.
The OceanMedallion is also incredibly useful for navigating the ship. Do you want to go to Crown Grill for dinner?
Just select the location and the handy map will take you there. Do you need to find the laundry? It is also on the map.
If they turn you around and you can't find your cabin? The application will help you and you won't even have to admit to a soul that you got lost and couldn't find it.
(Ask me how I know that. Yes, I get lost on cruises and yes, I LOVE not having to ask for help!)
Dirty Banana Drink
Anyway, let's go back to this delicious and dirty dirty banana. The silly name aside, this "adult smoothie" is truly excellent. It is not too sweet, but it is refreshing, it is a lot of fun, both to prepare and to serve.
I can tell you now that I am going to mix a pitcher of these drinks for my next girl's night, just because they are delicious.
Everyone knows how much I love ice cream and I honestly didn't realize I hadn't even had ice cream in this drink until I saw them make it another time.
We may have ordered this drink more than once. However, I call it recipe testing. Because I love to share all my favorite food finds with all of you!
Cooking tip: I used this blender and these glasses to make this recipe.
Dirty Banana Recipe
- Combine ice, dark rum, Kahlua, coffee liqueur, heavy cream, chocolate and banana syrup in a blender.
- Blend until thick and creamy. Pour into 2 small glasses or 1 large glass.
- Top with whipped cream before serving. Sprinkle lightly with cocoa powder, if desired.
Dirty Banana Recipe
Cold, creamy and chocolatey, Dirty Banana is a drink that everyone loves.
Preparation time: 5 minutes.
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 small servings or 1 large serving
- 2 cups of ice
- 1/2 ounce Gosling dark rum
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce Patron XO coffee liquor
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
- 1/2 large banana
- Whipped cream and cocoa powder to cover
Combine ice, dark rum, Kahlua, coffee liqueur, heavy cream, chocolate and banana syrup in a blender.
Blend until thick and creamy. Pour into 2 small glasses or 1 large glass.
Top with whipped cream before serving. Sprinkle lightly with cocoa powder, if desired.
To make a not-so-dirty banana: Add 1/4 cup of cold milk or coffee to the ingredients above and skip the alcohol. Enjoy!
Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 435 IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg