Sunday, 6 February 2011

The Seven Days of Hot Chocolate: Banana Hot Chocolate

Bananas AND chocolate? Monkeys everywhere just lost their minds. 
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Ingredients:

3 cups of milk (26 fl. ounces)
60 g dark chocolate
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
1 banana, ripe


Directions: Blend the banana and half of the milk in a blender, adding the vanilla to the blended mixture. Seperately, melt the dark chocolate into a saucepan of milk on medium-low heat. Stir in sugar, vanilla extract, and then fold in thed blended banana mixture. Simmer on low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Then pour into cups and enjoy!


Substitutions:

  • use vanilla flavoured soy milk instead of regular milk; omit additional vanilla and reduce added sugar
  • use 1/3 cup cocoa powder instead of dark chocolate. Not as smooth, but still good!
  • use 1/4 cup of agave nectar if you are avoiding refined sugar

7 comments:

yoel said...

Yummy! Sounds like banana bread with nutella, except liquid. Mmmm!

CU@5 said...

I love chocolate and bananas! That's a perfect choice for me! Cheers!

erica-knits said...

Bananas and me have a complicated relationship. Years of banana-flavoured penicillin have ruined them for me. With chocolate, I may just give them another chance.

Lisa Maria said...

I really love this series!!! I think I might have to try this tomorrow... Especially since I am a strong believer that bananas and chocolate/nutella are the ultimate combination.

Julia said...

While reading this post I actually heard myself say "Oh,yum" OUT LOUD!!!

Alexandra said...

Looking forward to trying your hot chocolate recipes! They all look yummy!

CanarySanctuary said...

I think I'm most excited about this one... well, it could be a tie with the peanut butter :)