I’m sure that most of you miss the times when you’re just out and about walking in the busy streets of your town, and then you see a bunch of street foods being sold everywhere, along with the chatter of the people convincing you to buy from them.
If the picture of a delicious, sweet banana cue comes to mind–this is a perfect recipe for you, because here, you are going to learn how to make a special one–because it comes with a twist. Here is the Milo Banana Cue!
What is a Milo Banana Cue?
A banana cue is a popular street food which originated here in the Philippines. It is made out of sweet bananas or what is called the saba (plantain) bananas which is fried, and then covered in a nice and thick caramelized sugar.
It is skewered with a stick, similar to a barbecue–hence, the name banana cue. For this recipe, we are going to add a twist to the popular snack, and use the famous Milo to make a chocolate glaze.
Milo is a brand of chocolate and malt powder which is mixed with water or milk to make a drink. It is a popular drink here in the Philippines that is usually made during breakfast meals to power up your day, especially with kids who are into sports.
Aside from making it into a beverage, this powdered chocolate is a perfect ingredient to use for other recipes, and more commonly for desserts, because of its sweet chocolatey taste. So this can be a perfect way to add that chocolate-y taste for the famous banana cue.
How to Make Milo Banana Cue?
Making the Milo banana cue is really quick and easy! The ingredients are easy to get since you probably have all of them ready in your kitchen and can be bought near local stores.
So if you happen to have saba bananas lying around and you want to have a nice and sweet afternoon snack or a healthy dessert, this is really a great choice.
To start, let’s break down the whole process into two major steps, so you could easily visualize how we will make the banana cue. First, you have to fry the saba bananas. Second, you have to make the Milo chocolate glaze. Combine them together, and that’s pretty much it! You’ll be eating this delectable snack in no time.
Of course, skewer them with sticks and serve the traditional way! It is also easier and much cleaner to eat that way.
Notes on Ingredients
The cocoa powder is an optional ingredient, and it will be beneficial especially if you want to set up a small business and sell these Milo banana cues. It gives the glaze a darker color and gives that chocolate-y feel so it is much more appealing to eat.
If you want to get cheaper ingredients for this, you can substitute the butter with margarine instead. They are almost similar in taste and in texture so it won’t have a big difference when it comes to these banana cues.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Milo Banana Cue Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 16 pcs saba (plantain) bananas
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp butter, or margarine
- 4 tbsp Milo powder
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder, (optional)
- ¾ cup fresh milk
- 1 cup cooking oil, or as needed
- In a frying pan, pour-in and heat oil over low to medium heat.
- Add-in the saba bananas. Fry until all sides are browned. Set aside.
- In another frying pan, pour-in the fresh milk, sugar, butter, milo powder, and cocoa powder. Stir and cook until the glaze thickens and bubbles are forming.
- Set to low heat and add-in the fried saba bananas. Mix until all the bananas are well-coated with glaze. Turn off heat.
- Transfer to a serving plate or serving tray. Serve and enjoy!
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