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This Korean-inspired banana milk is made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes. It’s super refreshing, not too sweet, and packed with banana flavor. A delicious drink to sip on during summer!

Bottle of banana milk with two straws.

⭐️ Why You Should Try It

  • A refreshing and healthy summer drink. This milk is the perfect summer drink! It’s creamy, smooth, packed with banana flavor, and so fresh!
  • Just 3 simple ingredients. You won’t need any hard-to-find ingredients to prepare this vegan milk. Just bananas, milk, and sugar are needed. No artificial flavoring or preservatives!
  • Ready in less than 5 minutes. This recipe is as simple as dumping all of the ingredients in a blender, blending, and serving with ice. Can it get any easier?

🍌 What Is Banana Milk

Banana milk (바나나맛 우유) is a popular Korean beverage that was first introduced by the brand Binggrae in 1974.

While the commercial brands contain dairy milk, sugar, and flavorings, this recipe requires just 3 natural ingredients! It’s much healthier and tastes even better!

Ingredients like bananas sugar, and milk.

🥛 Ingredient Notes

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this refreshing drink:

  • Bananas – Use ripe bananas for the best flavor. I don’t recommend using unripe bananas for two reasons. The first one is that it will lack sweetness and banana flavor. The second is that your milk will have a slimy consistency.
  • Plant-based milk – Any non-dairy milk will work. You can use almond, soy, oat, or cashew milk.
  • Sugar – To slightly sweeten the banana milk. You can use granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or maple syrup. If using sweetened milk, omit the sugar.
  • Vanilla extract – Optional. Vanilla extract adds extra sweetness and freshness. You can use store-bought vanilla extract or homemade vanilla extract.

🥣 How to Make It

Here is how to make it:

  1. Peel the banana and transfer it to a blender.
  2. Pour in the plant-based milk, water, sugar, and vanilla extract if using.
  3. Blend on high speed for 15-30 seconds or until smooth.

Note: I use a higher ratio of water to milk as I personally prefer a slightly thinner consistency. If you want the milk to be thicker, replace the water with milk.

Bananas and milk in a blender.

To serve, fill a glass with ice and pour the banana milk into it. Enjoy chilled!

Banana blended with milk and sugar, in a blender.

🥞 How to Serve It

While this milk tastes fantastic on its own, you can also use it as a base to make oatmeal, waffles, or even pancakes. Simply replace the plant-based milk in those recipes with banana milk to add a delicious banana flavor!

📔 Tips

  • Adjust the sweetness to taste. Depending on the size and the ripeness of your bananas, you might have to adjust the amount of sugar.
  • Double the recipe. The recipe yields one serving, but you can easily double or triple it. It’s so good I doubt there will be leftovers!
  • Enjoy immediately. This milk is best served immediately as it will darken and start to separate after a few minutes.
  • Add texture. If you want to add extra texture to this milk, finely chop half of a banana and add it to the milk after blending.
Banana milk in a small glass bottle.

💬 FAQ

What is the difference between banana milk and a banana milkshake?

Banana milk is made with just bananas, milk and/or water, and sugar. A banana milkshake is made with bananas as well but includes ice cream and usually cream. A milkshake is usually richer and sweeter.

What does banana milk taste like?

It tastes like a lighter version of a banana milkshake.

How long can I keep this milk?

You can keep it for up to 12 hours in the refrigerator. Give it a shake before using as it tends to separate quickly.

I hope you are going to love this milk as much as we do! It’s a healthy and refreshing drink that is perfect for cooling off during the summer!

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Recipe

Creamy Banana Milk (Vegan!)

5 from 1 vote
Author: Thomas Pagot
This Korean-inspired banana milk is made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes. It's super refreshing, not too sweet, and packed with banana flavor. A delicious drink to sip on during summer!
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Total Time : 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract optional

Instructions
 

  • Peel the banana and transfer it to a blender. Pour in the water, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract if using.
  • Blend on high speed for 15-30 seconds or until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice and enjoy immediately!

Notes

  • Adjust the sweetness to taste. Depending on the size and the ripeness of your bananas, you might have to adjust the amount of sugar.
  • Double the recipe. The recipe yields one serving, but you can easily double or triple it. It’s so good I doubt there will be leftovers!
  • Enjoy immediately. This banana milk is best served immediately as it will darken and start to separate after a few minutes.
  • Add texture. If you want to add extra texture to this milk, finely chop half of a banana and add it to the milk after blending.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 170 kcal | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Protein: 1.8 g | Fat: 2.1 g | Saturated Fat: 0.3 g | Sodium: 91 mg | Fiber: 3.6 g | Sugar: 26.4 g
Course : Drinks
Cuisine : Korean
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Thomas Pagot is the founder, photographer, and recipe developer behind Full of Plants. He created the blog in 2016 as a personal cookbook for vegan recipes. Through years of recipe development, Thomas has successfully grown Full of Plants into a trusted resource for plant-based recipes.

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Cant wait to make this soon for me i love banana sooooooooo much i never had banana milk before I didn’t got your newsletter today pl check it perfect for hot days in Singapore love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

5 stars
Will try this for my family. We like banana. Thank you!