This non-alcoholic dirty monkey 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 tasty option for a sunny day.
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Dirty Monkey Drink
My husband and I don’t drink alcohol, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a fun, delicious drink! Today I’m sharing a new mocktail recipe inspired by my favorite drink of choice from our recent Princess Cruise vacation!
Princess Cruises offers a variety of beverage packages on board so you can get unlimited or discounted specialty beverages. With the Premier Beverage Package, my husband and I could enjoy a wide array of mocktails, juice, bottled water, smoothies, and sodas. (This package offers wine, beer and specialty coffee too.)
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 pina 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 Virgin Dirty Monkey Drink. 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!
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How To Make A Dirty Banana
A Dirty Monkey cocktail (also called a Dirty Banana) is a chocolatey frozen beverage with fresh bananas. It is creamy, sweet and perfectly refreshing.
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 Princess 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!
Here is the recipe I came up with based on what I remember sipping on the Caribbean Princess.
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.
Dirty Monkey Recipe
The Princess Dirty Monkey Recipe
- 1 cup of half + half
- 2 cups of ice
- 2 bananas peeled
- 1/3 cup of 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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