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A warming winter drink

meatnveg Dec 8, 2010 08:43 AM

My very own 'Banana Delight Shake':

- One banana (w/ skin), sliced down the middle and brush with a rum+butter mix
- Grill until you get char marks. Brush once more with rum+butter mix and grill until the banana pulls away from the skin
- Pour in one cup of milk into a blender and add the (de-skinned) banana in to it.
- Blend till smooth (or chunky if you want)
- Warm it up slightly (do not boil) and pour it into glasses to have immediately

The entire thing takes 5-10 mins, less if you pan fry slices of banana with rum+butter.
For extra cold days I add in Cocoa powder and/or strong espresso or both :)

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    Whinerdiner RE: meatnveg Dec 8, 2010 09:30 AM

    Sounds like a cozy, sip by the fire drink. I'll take mine with a little extra rum please,

    1. onceadaylily RE: meatnveg Dec 8, 2010 09:42 AM

      That sounds pretty good. I'll have to forward that to a friend who always breaks out the blender whenever we stop by. She's always on the hunt for something new to try.

      Last night I mixed honey with a bit of hot water, added a few squeezes of lemon, and a shot of whiskey. I did serve it over ice though, but I thought it would have been nice as a warm drink, if I had been in the mood for one.

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        Whinerdiner RE: onceadaylily Dec 8, 2010 10:17 AM

        That sounds good too. It would be perfect warm for a sore throat or a cold.

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          davmar77 RE: Whinerdiner Dec 8, 2010 10:26 AM

          theraflu is good for that too. ;-)

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            onceadaylily RE: davmar77 Dec 8, 2010 10:35 AM

            But not as much fun.

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          meatnveg RE: onceadaylily Dec 8, 2010 01:30 PM

          That sounds somewhat like my favorite warm drink from childhood in India.

          That drink was warmed milk with Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and honey

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            onceadaylily RE: meatnveg Dec 8, 2010 02:55 PM

            I can see myself trying that over the holidays. Or tomorrow.

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            Caitlin McGrath RE: onceadaylily Dec 8, 2010 02:55 PM

            Use boiling water, and you have a classic hot toddy. Pleasant when it's cold, and feels good when you *have* a cold. Can make with brandy as well.

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              rabaja RE: onceadaylily Dec 9, 2010 08:24 AM

              That sounds like the perfect drink by the fire, in the fog and rain.
              This could be dessert tonight! Off to get whiskey, as it's not a liquor I turn to often. What kind do you like?

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                onceadaylily RE: rabaja Dec 9, 2010 08:28 AM

                Jameson's, usually. It's a nice mid-range Irish whiskey. I've had other brands, but I always come back to that green bottle.

            2. boyzoma RE: meatnveg Dec 8, 2010 10:46 AM

              This is so good at the holidays. I had some Glögi - Mulled Wine - which is a tradition in Finland this time of year. It is so good and the house smells so wonderful. Definately something to sip by a nice fire. You don't need expensive wine to make it either.


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                onceadaylily RE: boyzoma Dec 8, 2010 11:11 AM

                The boyfriend makes that every year. We're looking forward to it already!

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                  rabaja RE: boyzoma Dec 9, 2010 08:27 AM

                  I've been craving mulled wine, it always makes me think of The Horseman on the Roof-great romantic movie.
                  Now I'm torn between the lemon-whiskey from OADL and this mulled wine.
                  If you don't hear from me for a couple days, it means I had both.

                2. oana RE: meatnveg Dec 8, 2010 11:47 AM

                  Hi there,
                  For me hot, steamy, homemade eggnog with shaved dark chocolate, Turkish chili flakes and a substantial amount of rum ... well ... what can I say ... yummy :).
                  Happy winter, Oana

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                    Cherylptw RE: oana Dec 8, 2010 03:15 PM

                    That sounds delicious, love chocolate and sweet/heat combinations.....I'm not a lover of coconut but I like to take warm coconut milk, mix with a spoonful of instant espresso and a couple shots of banana liquer...pour into a mug and top with toasted coconut & nutmeg (whipped cream too if desired)

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                      oana RE: Cherylptw Dec 9, 2010 07:41 AM

                      Hi there, At the risk of quoting you, that sounds delicious! :) I also happen to really like coconut milk and actually all the other ingredients :) so I cannot wait to try this. Am a little scared of the banana liqueur though :).
                      Happy drinking :) Oana

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                        Cherylptw RE: oana Dec 10, 2010 05:01 AM

                        Trust me, it's really good

                  2. bushwickgirl RE: meatnveg Dec 9, 2010 02:47 AM

                    Ever hear of Athol Broise? Nutritious and very warming on a cold night. I use steel cut (medium oats called for in the recipe) oats, sometimes I soak the oats in the Scotch overnight and add heavy cream to the liquid. Toasting the oats first just adds to the flavor. The recipe link calls it a pudding but it's a drink to me:


                    If you use Drambuie, cut back on the honey.

                    The leftover oats can be repurposed for bread, btw, unless you've soaked them in Scotch.

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                      oana RE: bushwickgirl Dec 9, 2010 07:42 AM

                      Hi there,
                      Wow, I love cultural recipes. Especially ones like this :). Thank you.
                      Cheers, Oana

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