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Banana Mocha

July 6, 2009

Is that a banana in your coffee, or are you just happy to see me?



Directions: Put a banana, sugar, and some chocolate powder in coffee. Blend.


The first few sips were not bad. Like a mocha with a bit of banana flavour in the background. I was surprised by how smoothly the banana blended into the coffee.

But it began to get thicker with every sip. After two or three minutes, it became apparent that something had gone horribly wrong. Soon, instead of sipping coffee, my lips hit a jelly-like mass.



It’s clear that some sort of curdling or condensing or something has gone on here. I couldn’t bring myself to drink any more. I carried the jiggling mess to the sink.

I’m very sorry to have to show you this, but you must be warned to never, ever put bananas in your coffee.


Banana mocha coffee may sound delicious, but seriously kids, just say no.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2009 8:52 am

    Looks very interesting, but not something I’m going to try. I think I’ll find a better recipe on your site and try it. It’s my first time here.

  2. July 8, 2009 3:35 pm

    Awesome. Most of them are gross but hopefully you can find something worth trying. 🙂

  3. August 9, 2009 5:35 am

    Eeesh! “Mike don’t eat it!” That is nasty. Perhaps if you made it into a milkshake…

  4. analysingali permalink
    August 9, 2009 7:05 pm

    This blog is brilliant, if a little disgusting.
    Lesson learnt: Never put banana in coffee…ever.
    Ali x

  5. opalunderground permalink
    August 9, 2009 9:00 pm

    This happened to a friend of mine – she put a banana in a yogurt smoothie of some sort, and it curdled too. Maybe a little banana extract would be good, though? I’ll have to try some of these ^^

  6. August 10, 2009 1:32 am

    I can confirm that banana rum is delicious in coffee. It’s just real bananas that are a big problem.

  7. Derek permalink
    December 20, 2009 8:22 pm

    i’ve made a real good version of a banana mocha shake/frap before that i saw a recipe for in a book. check it out:

    2 bananas
    7 oz espresso
    3 scoops vanilla ice cream
    3.5 oz milk
    6 ice cubes crushed

  8. December 20, 2009 11:31 pm

    See, now Derek has the right idea, if you must put bananas in coffee, do it that way (I think including the ice cream is a big plus!).

  9. January 28, 2010 11:38 pm

    The method I’ve done is following nearly, the mexican chocolate banana drink that I first had a zona-rosa in pasadena,ca. Basically you take some banana, milke and some ice … take your brewed hot coffee and throw in a half disc of abuelita to get it a bit melted. Then throw the coffee over the banana, milk and ice in a blender and blend it up. Heavenly. The zona rosa one was the same recipe minus the coffee. It’s awesome and no weird jelly… perhaps you overblended?

  10. January 29, 2010 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions, all. Looks like it is possible to make a good banana mocha coffee. Maybe I did overblend, or got a bad banana, or something.

  11. Steve permalink
    January 29, 2010 10:58 pm

    I used to work at a coffee shop that made a shake with gelato, espresso, chocolate powder, and a banana. It was delicious.

  12. Snurb permalink
    February 9, 2010 5:17 pm

    If you would have peeled the banana from the bottom, you wouldn’t have had that problem.

  13. February 9, 2010 7:52 pm

    Snurb is right.

  14. george permalink
    October 14, 2010 2:40 am

    i added a scoop of ice cream to it. my kids love it. it was a bit like smoothie.

  15. CoffeeGuy permalink
    June 6, 2011 5:50 pm

    Next time, use about 2 FROZEN bananas (or any other fruit, it makes a huge difference!) Do NOT use ice and add a little milk as well as chocolate syrup if you’d like. The more milk you use, the thinner it will be. Also, use cold coffee. Bananas and hot coffee do not mix!! Like you, I learned this the hard way. You can also add a touch of honey and cinnamon for added sweetness. This is perfection in a cup 🙂

    Cool blog!

  16. June 22, 2011 3:28 pm

    Sounds like a much better plan of action than mine. I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks CoffeeGuy! And George too!

  17. CoffeeGuy permalink
    June 30, 2011 1:53 am

    My pleasure, let me know how it turns out for ya.

  18. Anonymous permalink
    December 2, 2011 3:39 pm

    Diarreaaaaaa :E……

  19. Junior permalink
    March 26, 2012 7:35 pm

    I actually found this because the same thing happened to me about 10 minutes ago. I was actually really amazed at what was happening in my glass. It looks like its half way on becoming gelatin, so i laid it out and threw it in the fridge. Banana-Coffee Jello doesn’t sound bad at all. Now i’m on a “quest” to figure out what I can add more of to solidify it into making a all-natural gelatin.

  20. Anonymous permalink
    August 21, 2012 10:58 pm

    LOL @ your tag: Things that look like barf

  21. July 4, 2013 5:35 am

    Problem solved

  22. January 22, 2015 12:48 pm

    After bananas ripen the starch changes. I eat lots of unripe bananas after boiling them in their skins first and then mashing it. Maybe try that. Of course, the banana isn’t hardly sweet at all compared to ripened banana, so even if the consistency is good it might not serve the intended purpose.

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