Want a delicious and unique cappuccino that you can make at home? Try this banana cappuccino that’s so tasty and just 25 calories!
Bananas are America’s most enjoyed fruit, and for good reason. They’re sweet, convenient, and super versatile. There’s always a new way to eat them, like in this creamy banana cappuccino!
The fruity sweetness of banana compliments the rich bitterness of coffee in this creamy beverage. This recipe is vegan, low fat, and free of added sugars. All the sweetness comes from the banana milk itself.
Not only is coffee a pick-me-up, but bananas contain natural sugars, vitamins, and minerals that can also give you an energy boost.
This recipe uses banana milk, a plant-based milk, which provides potassium, an electrolyte that’s important for energy production. In addition, bananas contain energy-supplying carbohydrates.
If you’re a banana fan, you’re going to dig this banana cappuccino.
To get started, you’ll need a few ingredients:
Banana chips: Banana chips are crunchy dried or fried banana slices. Opt for unsweetened to save on added sugar. (Bananas are already very sweet.) Freeze-dried bananas would also work here.
Finely ground coffee beans: What’s a cappuccino without coffee? Use your favorite beans for making espresso, or whichever beans you have on hand.
Banana milk: Banana milk is a plant-based milk alternative made from blending bananas and water. Banana milk is different from banana-flavored milk, which contains dairy.
Banana milk is creamy like cow’s milk, which is why it can be used in place of dairy milk in certain recipes. Banana milk can be purchased pre-made, or you can make it at home by thoroughly blending overripe bananas with water or your milk of choice.
Step-by-step instructions to make this banana cappuccino
Are you ready to be your own barista? Let’s get started creating this banana milk cappuccino.
Using a mortar and pestle, finely grind the banana chips. Place aside. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can use a coffee grinder, or a plastic bag and a rolling pin.
Brew two shots (2 ounces) espresso in whichever method you prefer.
Split the espresso between two pre-heated cappuccino glasses.
Using a milk frother, froth the banana milk.
Spoon frothy milk over the espresso in the two cappuccino cups.
Fill the remainder of the cups with warmed banana milk.
Top beverages with a sprinkle of ground banana chips and nutmeg, and enjoy!
FAQ about this banana cappuccino
Banana milk may not froth as easily as dairy milk or some non-dairy milks like soy milk, since it’s lower in fat and higher in starch and sugar. It’s not impossible, though!
It might take a bit of practice. But using a frother, you can make a creamy foam with banana milk.
If you drink coffee, you may have wondered if there are any bad effects from consuming coffee or caffeine.
Bananas aren’t proven to counteract the effects from overconsuming caffeine, such as jitters or headaches. But they do have many benefits on their own, such as supplying potassium, B vitamins, and carbohydrates.
Bananas add vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 to the coffee. They’re also sweet enough that you don’t need to add any sugar of your own.
In addition, both bananas and coffee contain antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation in the body.
You might find that the taste of foamed banana milk doesn’t taste as much like bananas as you expected.
When the foaming process involves heating, it can change the taste of the milk. Foaming works by adding tiny air bubbles into the milk, which alters texture and taste.
Bananas also can vary in taste depending on ripeness. When foaming a ripe, sweet, banana, the sweetness may be richer.
There are similarities between banana milk and other milks. For one, banana milk is creamy. If you’re using an overripe banana, the milk will taste sweeter than other milks.
As you can probably guess, banana milk also has a banana flavor, while other milks do not.
More coffee drink recipes
Did you enjoy this banana cappuccino? Check out these other yummy coffee drinks:
Now you can add this to your list of banana recipes, just like my list of 39 (!) recipes for overripe bananas. I hope this recipe inspired you to brew yourself a fresh banana cappuccino. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it in the comments.
Spiced Banana Milk Cappuccino
- 1 tbsp banana chips
- ⅓ ounce coffee beans finely ground
- Water (for best results, use filtered or bottled), as needed
- 6 ounces banana milk chilled
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- Using a mortar and pestle, finely grind banana chips. Place aside.
- Brew 2 shots (2 ounces) espresso. Split espresso between two pre-heated cappuccino glasses.
- Using a milk frother, froth milk.
- Spoon frothy milk over the espresso in the two cappuccino cups. Fill the remainder of the cups with warmed milk.
- Top cappuccino with ground banana chips and nutmeg.
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