A warming winter drink
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 :)
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.
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)
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.
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.