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!