I can’t help myself. “There’s always money in the banana stand.” Now I said it, and I can move on.
Have you been watching Season 4 of Arrested Development on Netflix? I am such a huge nerd fan! So of course when I started to think about cocktails that would use up some frozen bananas I had on hand, I wanted to G.O.B. ’em up (double chocolate with nuts and two sticks). I kid.
But I’m not the first person to see a frozen banana and think “Let’s add rum.” I found this recipe for a Dirty Banana cocktail, and after longing momentarily for a tropical island vacation, my wheels started turning. Why not substitute the walnut liqueur, Nocello, for Kahlua as the nuts on the frozen banana?
So I sent the hubby to the store to pick up some crème de cacao for the chocolate part, because this drink was happening. But he called me with an even better idea. Adult Chocolate Milk. Oh yeah. Somebody tell me that you have tried the Adult Strawberry Milk and loved it. Because I’m really hoping it’s loveable.
To top it all off, I added whipped cream and chocolate-covered banana slices. And aren’t the his and hers paper straws too cute? But don’t let the sweetness fool you; this drink is strong enough for a Bluth at breakfast.
Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Cocktail
4 frozen bananas
4 oz. dark rum
1 oz. Nocello (walnut liqueur)
2 oz. Adult Chocolate Milk
2 oz. milk
Blend frozen bananas with rum, Nocello, Adult Chocolate Milk, and milk in a blender until mixture is smooth and frothy. Pour in chilled glasses and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate-covered banana slices, if desired.
Makes 2 cocktails.
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