Banana Milk

June 27, 2008

Posted by: Y

In Korea, they sell a popular beverage called “Banana Oo-Yoo” (Banana Milk). It is delicious, light and a great way to drink milk and intake calcium. Alot of Koreans don’t like drinking plain milk because they don’t enjoy the taste (also most Asians are lactose intolerant to some degree). So Koreans love banana milk even if it makes them a little sick. That is the definition of good stuff. Unfortunately, they do not sell Banana Oo-Yoo in the US (at least not that I know of). I have been craving it so I found a way to make it here at home: 

Banana Milk Recipe


1 banana, ripe 

1-2 tbsp sugar, depending on your taste 

1 cup milk (fat free works here, but the taste is richer with whole milk) 


Liquefy all ingredients in a blender. Makes 1 tall cup or 2 smaller servings. 

This banana milk is thicker than the Korean variety, but it is really tasty and serves as a great alternative for Banana Oo-Yoo. Great as a snack, or an accompaniment to breakfast! I have the day off from work, so I just made myself a glass after lunch (soy sauce whole wheat couscous w/egg). Yum! 


5 Responses to “Banana Milk”

  1. Chris Moran Says:

    Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran

  2. Tim Says:

    I made something like this once with frozen banana pieces, and it must have been the low temperature, because despite using only whole milk it doubled in volume and became as thick as whipped cream. It was delicious :)

  3. Jule Says:

    I was able to find banana milk at the supermarket in Korea-town. Instead of the plastic container, they were in 200mL boxes (like juice boxes). $1 each. Completely worth it to satisfy the craving!

  4. thelittlethingsmatter Says:

    you eat slimjims?! im disappointed!

  5. VALXD Says:

    yumm, i’m drinking some right now!
    Nesquik sells Banana milk! haha

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