Coffee Banana Smoothie

by Whole Latte Love Updated: March 12, 2020 1 min read

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Bananas are a common ingredient for smoothies, but what about coffee? This unique recipe combines a bit of both, and with a dash of chocolate for good measure, it’s one of our favorites. If you’re looking to cool off with something a bit more substantial than your typical iced coffee, this smoothie is a chocolaty, fruity alternative to your average frappe!

Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothie


  • 1 long double shot espresso (3-4 ounces)
  • 1 ounce of Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate powder
  • 2 ounces of half-and-half
  • 2 ounces of 1% milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
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Step 1

Place the ice cubes into your blender and pour the Ghirardelli powder over the cubes. Then, pour the milk and half- and-half over the powder, so it can start dissolving while you brew.

Step 2

Place the banana chunks over the mixture. Brew your shots, however you want it brewed, and pour the espresso over the other ingredients.

Step 3

Blend to a smooth mix, making sure you get the ice well chopped.

This is a different kind of recipe; There will be a mild fruit-flavored edge to your espresso drink, but it doesn’t outright overpower it. You can always add some chocolate syrup, whipped cream, or whatever you’d like to augment the drink with. I’m weighing in with a positive reaction. A little potassium added to your morning drink is always good too.