Sunday, June 13, 2010
Virgin Chocolate Monkey (drink)
Weight: 10 fl. oz. (296 ml), enough for 2 servings
Calories: 470 cals. (estimate)
Cost: $5.75 (estimate) for ingredients
Purchased from: Most ingredients were purchased from Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA
Day #3 of Chocolate and Monkey Theme Week was reserved for a Chocolate Monkey beverage. I uncovered many different recipes for a Chocolate Monkey drink. They all involved banana, chocolate and ice cream in a blender; and most included some liqueur (usually creme de cacao and/or banana).
I made my own version of this drink, without any alcohol; I used Dreyer's fun flavors - Nestle Butterfinger ice cream, and just a little grated dark chocolate in this drink, along with fresh bananas and ice. A cool blender drink was the right choice for a hot day. I drank the first serving inside, but moved outside to enjoy the second serving.