This non-alcoholic dirty monkey frozen drink recipe is based off of the virgin dirty monkey mocktail I enjoyed on a recent Princess cruise. Made with bananas, cream and chocolate, this frozen drink recipe is a refreshing option for a sunny day.
Other homemade drink I loved to enjoy during the summer are these Non-alcoholic Sangria Punch, Fresh Homemade Lemonade and Cherry Lemonade Slush recipes.
Dirty Monkey Drink
My husband and I don’t drink alcohol, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a fun and delicious frozen drink! Today I’m sharing a new mocktail recipe inspired by my favorite drink of choice from our recent Princess Cruise vacation!
Since we aren’t alcohol drinkers, the idea of ordering a mixed drink was sort of new territory for us. After drinking a couple virgin piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris (sometimes mixing the two), I went on Instagram and asked for more mocktail suggestions.
The most popular answer by far was to order a drink called the dirty monkey. I had never heard of this drink before, and I literally had no idea what was in it! I ordered it at lunch that afternoon and in just a few sips I knew my mocktail preference had changed forever!
What Is A Dirty Monkey
A dirty monkey cocktail is a frozen drink made with the delicious combination of chocolate, bananas and half and half. It is creamy, sweet and perfectly refreshing.
I found this drink actually goes by two different names; the dirty monkey or the dirty banana. I think it just depends on who the bar tender is because some referred to it with one name and others with the other. Either way, you’re going to love it!
How To Make A Dirty Banana
I knew I would want to recreate this drink for my kids at home, so I watched one of the bartenders carefully work his magic. The ingredients to make a dirty monkey are simple; you just need half and half, chocolate syrup, bananas and ice.
When I returned home, I looked online for a dirty monkey recipe, but all the recipes I found used more than the 4 ingredients that were used on our cruise. Some of the recipes used specialty products that I’ve never heard of, and I was not interested in searching high and low at the grocery store and spending unnecessary money. So I decided to come up with my own recipe and I have to say, it is so, so good!
Step 1 – Place all of your ingredients into the blender.
Step 2 – Blend everything for about 30 seconds until it’s nice and smooth.
Step 3 – If the consistency is a little thick, add another 1/4 cup of half and half and blend it a little more.
Step 4 – Pour into a cup and top it with some delicious whipped cream and then sit by the pool and enjoy it!
More Frozen Drink Recipes
- Orange Pineapple Fruit Smoothie
- Strawberry Julius Copycat Recipe
- Chick-Fil-A Frozen Lemonade
- Easy Peach Smoothie Recipe
- Tropical Banana Fruit Smoothie
Dirty Monkey Mocktail
Sipping this delicious chocolate-banana drink brings me back to that amazing 7-day Caribbean cruise. In fact, if I close my eyes and block out all the noise in the house from the kids, I can almost imagine myself sitting poolside on the Lido deck.
Leave us a comment below and let me know if you loved this drink as much as I do! Or tag us on social media so we can see you enjoying one by the pool this summer.
Dirty Monkey Recipe
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 cups ice
- 2 bananas, peeled
- 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
- Add all ingredients to a blender and mix well.
- Pour into 2 glasses, add some whipped cream, banana slices + chocolate shavings and you’re good to go!
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Thanks Asya! Now you can see why I drank so many on our cruise!:)
Thank you for sharing this delicious mocktail!! So easy and tastes amazing!
Yummy! Chocolate and bananas. My favorite combo. I loved this treat drink so much and can’t wait to have it again. Thanks for this easy recipe.
You’re so welcome!
This has become a family favorite! The kids loved it so much they actually make it on their own now.:)
You know they love it if they make it themselves…lol!
Can’t wait to try! Looks delicious! My family favorite smoothie is bananas, milk, and peanut butter, and I bet the chocolate would be a fabulous addition! Thanks, Stephanie!
That peanut butter sounds delicious! You’ll have to tell me how you liked the chocolate.
Ahhh I miss the Lido deck! Making one tomorrow to sit out back in our blow up pool AKA our SocialDistancing Lido deck! 🤣
LOL, you and me both!
I love these!!! They sound delicious, I can’t wait to try them! 🙂
This is absolutely amazing! Everyone in my family loved it!
So glad they enjoyed it…it’s my absolute favorite!
So delicious and so fun!
This is such a fun treat for me and the kids! Love it!
Chocolate banana smoothie – this is genius! Always looking for breakfasts that can be taken for the road and this one is perfect!