What are the essentials of a banana split? Chocolate drizzle, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and of course, banana. Turn that into a drink and you’ve got an easy-to-make unique dessert with no major mess that’s addictive. The only thing that’s missing is a cherry on top (which is fine by me—it would have sunk down to the bottom and added unnecessary sweetness).
When I made this, a couple of the chunks of chocolate were too big and didn’t melt all the way through. I just strained them out when pouring the drink into mugs; just be sure to finely chop the chocolate.
If super sweet drinks aren’t your thing (as this is very rich) you can cut down on the amount of chocolate you add in, or you can add a little more milk and cream to dilute the mix and share it with more people. If you’re not a fan of white chocolate, feel free to experiment with milk and dark chocolate as well. I discovered dark chocolate milk a little while ago and I could only imagine how good that would taste blended up with banana.
If you’ve really got an extreme sweet, you could just drizzling some peanut butter chips on top or melted some peanut butter directly into the saucepan. I didn’t want to overpower any of the flavours so I didn’t try it this time, but next time there’s a pretty big chance that’s happening.
Serves 2 people
- 1 medium-sized overripe banana
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 5 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
Add banana, milk and whipping cream to a blender. Blend for roughly 60 seconds until ingredients are completely smooth and no clumps remain.
Strain the mixture into a small saucepan, and begin to heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Bring the mixture to a light simmer and add in chocolate; stir frequently to prevent burning. Continue to cook/stir until all chocolate has melted.