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This easy banana milk is made with real ingredients, no dyes or artificial flavors, and has just the right amount of sweetness. All you need are 4 ingredients and a blender!

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Homemade Banana Milk

Having grown up in South Korea, I have many fond memories revolving around one of the most iconic drinks – banana uyu (means milk in Korean).

First introduced in 1974 by a well-known food and beverage company, Binggrae, Korean banana milk is still going strong today.

It’s one of those nostalgic foods that I still purchase from time to time at a local Korean grocery store and every time I go to Korea to visit my family.

However, I also know now that it’s made with a ton of added sugar, preservatives, and additives. So here’s my easy and healthy banana milk recipe!

You can even pour this flavored milk to make baked oatmeal, like this strawberry baked oatmeal.

Ingredients

All the ingredients laid out on a white background.
  • Banana – use a ripe banana for best results
  • Milk – Whole milk is most recommended, but if dairy-free, there are so many great non-dairy milks to choose from. Almond milk or cashew milk will work well or soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk if needing a nut-free option
  • Hemp seeds – This is optional but such an easy way to boost healthy fat, fiber, and protein.
  • Pure vanilla extract. You can also add a dash of cinnamon.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Before and after blending all the ingredients.

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. That’s it! Enjoy immediately!

Tips for Success

  • Control how sweet you want the milk to be – the more ripe the banana is, the sweeter the milk will be. You can also taste and add maple syrup or date syrup if you don’t want it to be too banana-y.
  • If you are desiring a banana smoothie, substitute water with milk and blend with several ice cubes to help thicken.
  • This milk is best served cold. You can either use frozen banana, which is what I like to do, or ice cold water and milk. You can also add some ice cubes after blending.

Equipment

While you can use any food blender to make this banana milk, you do need a high-powered blender if you’re planning to use a frozen banana. I’ve had my Vitamix for 7+ years and it’s worth every penny!

I use it to make all my blender muffinsdips/sauces, smoothiesveggie nuggetspancakes…it’s hands down my number one workhorse.

Serving Suggestions

Banana milk with spinach muffin on a blue plate.

You can certainly drink the banana milk as is. Or if you want to invite more fun and variety into your child’s meals, here are some suggestions:

Storage

It is best to drink as soon as it’s blended. Otherwise, you will notice the inevitable separation and discoloration. You can refrigerate for 1-2 days.Just make sure to give it a good shake!

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Banana Milk

This easy banana milk is made with real ingredients, no dyes or artificial flavors, and has just the right amount of sweetness. All you need are 4 ingredients and a blender!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
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Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1 small frozen ripe banana (100g weighed without peel)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 2-3 teaspoons maple syrup OR 1 date (soaked in hot water so it's easy to blend)

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Control how sweet you want the milk to be – the more ripe the banana is, the sweeter the milk will be. You can also taste and add maple syrup or date syrup if you don’t want it to be too banana-y.
  • If you are desiring a banana smoothie, substitute water with milk and blend with several ice cubes to help thicken.
  • This milk is best served cold. You can either use frozen banana, which is what I like to do, or ice cold water and milk. You can also add some ice cubes after blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Iron: 2mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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