The perfect Banoffee…and it ain’t a cake…


Let’s be up front about this…I’m a Mighty Ape addict…each day, I scan the Mighty Ape Daily Deal email and if something looks good, I grab it.

A couple of weeks ago, the Jiffi Nurtiburst blender appeared at a 75% discount for the day, too tidy to walk away from…I already have a small ZIP personal blender but was after something a bit more meat-eater…

Anyway, it was a pretty good deal with lots of bits…and a recipe book…and loving my coffee, the Banana Coffee smoothie immediately caught my eye…healthy (well, it’s got banana’s in it!!) and coffee, how could I go wrong?

DSCF9392It’s been quite cold here, unseasonally so for December…this was the scene just a couple of days ago and it was as cold as it looks…DSCF9422

…so my first attempts at Banoffee the Drink used hot coffee (because it has been so damn cold in the mornings). While pleasant, wasn’t really doing it for me as a morning kickstarter…

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The process is fairly simple so it’s difficult to get it wrong…a cup of coffee (I’ve been using Jeds #5), half a cup of milk and two bananas…

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…screw the blender base on to the ‘cup’ and clip it on the blender…

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…doesn’t need any more than 30 seconds to mix it all together…but, warm, it wasn’t quite punching my buttons…

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The weather having turned summery yesterday (about time!!), I left a cup of coffee in the fridge to cool overnight. This morning, I tossed the coffee, some milk (and cream that was looking for a home), and a handful of ice cubes into the mix, spun it up and AWESOMENESS!!!

The cold temperature brings out the flavours a lot more…while the coffee was enough to lit my eyes up, the taste was still dominated by the banana so tomorrow’s variation will reduce the bananas by one to see if the coffee then takes the lead…

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7 thoughts on “The perfect Banoffee…and it ain’t a cake…

  1. …and chill everything overnight…have decided that it doesn’t really work as a warm drink. Warm it’s not unpleasant but lacks the kick of bannoffee chilled…

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