This banana coffee with vanilla ice cream is not an everyday treat. At least not for me. But as a sweet treat, from time to time, or on a special occasion (as I don’t drink alcohol, this kind of special occasion drink is perfect for me) – it’s not as bad as you might think. One banana contains about 25g of carbs, plus scoop of ice cream – 10g of carbs and about 50ml of condensed milk – 6g. Considering that for one coffee you’ll use half of banana, it gives about 28.5g of carbs per portion. It’s still not that much, comparing to the tub of my favourite ice cream with peanut butter, salty pretzels and pieces of brownie, that contains 115g of carbs in a whole tub. And usually I eat whole tub at once…
So…this banana coffee is kinda low carb sweet treat 😉
And it’s really delicious. If you’re a coffee fan of course. If you like this kind of experiments, I highly recommend making this coffee. It’s a great idea if you want to surprise your loved ones with something more than regular coffee.
I do not like very cold iced coffee, so instead of ice cubes, I used slightly warm coffee and a scoop of vanilla ice cream – I like this combination very much, because the individual layers do not mix too much, and you can have a sip of warm strong coffee with bananas or cold vanilla ice cream. Also if you don’t have condensed milk, you can use single or double cream instead.
There’s not much more to say about this recipe, it’s not the healthiest but still homemade, and definitely will make you smile 🙂
banana coffee with vanilla ice cream
INGREDIENTS for 2 portions:
- 150ml of coffee (instant or espresso)
- 1 small banana
- unsweetened condensed milk (evaporated milk)
- ice cream
- cacao powder
- optional: sugar or sweetener
Blend warm coffee with banana chopped into pieces (you can add sugar or sweetener if you feel like it’s not sweet enough for you). You’ll get a thick, fairly stiff froth on top that will remain on the surface of the coffee. Pour coffee into glasses, put a scoop of ice cream and top up with condensed milk. Sprinkled a little bit of cacao powder on top and serve.