You can easily make homemade Korean banana milk with just 3 ingredients. This fresh banana milk tastes much better than the one you buy from the store. All you need to prepare this delicious Korean drink is a blender.

Fresh homemade banana milk made with 3 ingredients for a Korean drink.

Ah, the fond memories of banana milk! It’s a true Korean classic that has a special place in our hearts since childhood. We all remember sipping on that store-bought banana-flavored goodness, even if it was a tad artificial. But hey, it still holds a special spot for many of us in Korea.

Nowadays, though, we’ve taken a healthier turn and started making our own homemade banana milk. And let me tell you, making Korean banana milk is a piece of cake!

Banana milk made with fresh banana and honey in Korean style.

With just three simple ingredients, you can whip up this creamy Korean drinks in a flash. Seriously, it’ll only take you a minute. Well, okay, maybe two minutes if you count peeling the banana!

The secret to making the best homemade banana milk lies in using well ripen bananas and adding a touch of sweetness. Trust me, this recipe captures the very essence of that beloved Korean flavor we all crave.

Whether you’re a kid or a grown-up, you’ll absolutely adore the creamy texture and natural goodness of homemade banana milk. It’s perfect as a refreshing pick-me-up drink, and let’s not forget—it’s a fantastic way to sneak in some extra fruit into your diet.

If you have some fresh strawberries, try my Korean strawberry milk recipe for another refreshing beverage!

Homemade Korean banana milk in a glass.

What is Korean Banana Milk?

Korean banana milk is a sweet and creamy beverage made from ripe bananas, milk, and sometimes sugar or honey. It has gained iconic status in South Korea, captivating locals and visitors alike with its distinct flavor and smooth texture.

The drink originated in the 1970s when Binggrae, a leading South Korean food and beverage company, introduced it to the market. Despite a shortage of fresh fruits at the time, Binggrae seized the opportunity to combine the popularity of bananas with the love for dairy beverages, resulting in the creation of this unique and flavorful product.

Binggrae banana milk shown in the package

Binggrae’s banana milk quickly won the hearts of Korean consumers, not only for its delicious taste but also for its eye-catching triangular-shaped packaging. This distinctive bottle design made it easily recognizable on store shelves and convenient for on-the-go consumption.

As a result, banana milk has become deeply rooted in Korean culture, enjoyed by people of all ages and became a nostalgic reminder of childhood.

Where can I buy Binggrae banana milk?

This popular commercial banana milk is readily available in convenience stores, supermarkets, and street vendors across South Korea. If you’re outside of Korea, you can discover this delightful beverage in Korean grocery stores like H-mart, as well as other Asian grocery stores.

Ingredients for Homemade Banana Milk

  • Banana: Choose a well-ripened banana with brown spots for a creamy and flavorful taste. Avoid using unripe bananas as they won’t provide the desired flavor.
  • Milk: Since it’s a milk-based drink, you’ll need milk.
    • If you have a cow’s milk allergy or prefer a vegan or vegetarian option, feel free to use your choice of plant-based milk.
  • Honey: Add a touch of sweetness to enhance the taste. The amount can be adjusted according to your personal preference.
  • Optional: Vanilla extract – Some people like to add a splash of vanilla extract for a hint of vanilla flavor, but it’s not necessary.

Recipe Tips and Advice

  1. Opt for ripe bananas with those delightful spots.
  2. To enjoy your banana milk nice and cold. Be sure to chill milk until ice-cold.
  3. Use on a high-power blender for a silky, smooth texture.
  4. Savor your creation immediately to avoid any separation. Don’t wait, dive right in!

How to Make Korean Banana Milk

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender (Add vanilla extract if you desire intense vanilla flavor).
  • Blend on high speed until smooth without any banana bits.
  • Serve immediately to prevent separation.
  • Optional: Garnish with a slice of banana. Enjoy!
Two glasses of fresh banana milk

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Fresh homemade Korean banana milk made with 3 ingredients.

3-Ingredient Korean Banana Milk

Make creamy, delicious Korean banana milk with just 3 ingredients. This homemade banana milk recipe using fresh banana, milk and honey yields much better taste than the store-bought version!
5 from 3 ratings

Ingredients

  • 2 banana, ripen and peeled
  • 2 cup milk, chilled, see note below
  • 1 tbsp honey

Equipment

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth without any banana bits. Serve immediately to prevent separation. Garnish with a slice of banana if you desire. Enjoy!
  • Optional: Add a drop of vanilla extract if you desire intense vanilla flavor.

Notes

  • If you have a cow’s milk allergy or prefer a vegan or vegetarian option, feel free to use your choice of plant-based milk.
Calories: 283kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 94mg, Potassium: 794mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 471IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 307mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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