This homemade Korean Banana Milk Recipe is a healthier, vegan and dairy free version of the classic Korean Banana Milk.
Binggrare banana milk was a treat I had every so often when I was a kid. My mom would take us to H-mart and treat my sisters and I to this creamy delicious banana flavoured milk. I don’t know why it took me this long to try and make a vegan banana milk!
What is Korean Banana Milk?
As special as it sounds, Korean Banana milk is just a korean milk drink that tastes like bananas. The most common brand you’ll see or have probably seen is the one by Binggrae in a yellow box. Aswell, Binggrae produces strawberry, coffee and melon flavoured milks.
What does Korean Banana Milk Taste Like?
Well, as the name implies… it tastes like bananas. A smooth, creamy & refreshing milk with banana flavour!
Where to this Special Banana Flavoured Milk
Although I wouldn’t purchase them myself because they are not vegan, you can find them at Korean grocery stores. I *thought* most asian markets carried them but to my surprise, they don’t!
Ingredients to make Dairy Free Banana Milk
I haven’t had the OG Binggrae Korean Banana Milk since going vegan, but I’ve tried many combinations and ratios to make this homemade dairy free banana milk as close as possible. I didn’t want the texture to be a “Korean smoothie”, I wanted it to be a creamy dreamy drink. I’ve also had several people taste test this recipe and they’ve given this a thumbs up! The 4 ingredients you will need are:
- 1 very ripe, semi frozen banana
- 1 cup soy milk (you can use another non-dairy milk, but I found soy milk to be the best in flavour)
- 1 tbsp condensed coconut milk (or regular condensed milk, this make’s it extra thick n’ creamy)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp of banana extract, this is totally optional!
How to make Vegan Korean Banana Milk
Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. That’s it! Serve it up and enjoy.
Can you make this Banana Flavoured Milk ahead of time?
Yes.. ish? I think it’s best consumed as soon as its made because it does tend to change in colour and separate slightly. You can store it in the fridge (for no more than a day), but remember to give it a shake before consuming.
Binggrae Korean Banana Milk vs. Homemade Vegan Korean Banana Comparison
Ingredients: milk, water, sugar, skim milk powder, whey powder, banana juice concentrate, artificial flavors, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, carrageenan, guar gum, annatto.
Nutrition per 200ml: 160 calories, 24g carb, 24g sugar, 6g protein, 4g fat.
Cost: At my local Korean grocery store, a 6 pack costed 6.98 (for a 6 pack) x 0.13 tax / 6 = $1.30 per box.
Homemade Banana Milk
Ingredients: soy milk, banana, condensed coconut milk and vanilla extract.
Nutrition per 350ml: 260 cals, 36g carb, 20g sugar, 10g protein & 9.4 fat.
Cost (from my local grocery store): I calculated it to be $0.64 per serving!!
So… I think it’s safe to say that making your own is much healthier AND cheaper. 🙂
I hope you guys try and love this special Korean milk drink out! It’s such a good drink to have alongside some Vegan Kimchi Pancakes. Do you want to see more flavoured milk recipes? Let me know in the comments below!
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