Monkey Milk in Mason Jars

Day 9- The Art of Wearing Your Fat Dreams

Dark chocolate milk up top and banana milk on the bottom. These rich homemade frozen milks placed in my children’s lunch boxes are perfectly defrosted by lunchtime into a smoothie-like treat. My kiddos have become very used to being Mamma’s guinea pigs. Sometimes.

Monkey Milk
1 banana
pinch sugar or a smidge of honey
enough organic whole milk to equal 12 ounces

Place banana and pinch of sugar in a blender, add enough milk to equal 12 ounces, then blend until smooth. Pour into three 8 ounce mason jars and freeze until solid. Top with …

2 ounces semi sweet baking chocolate, chopped
12 ounces organic whole milk
1 1/2- 2 T. sugar

Heat milk in microwave for about one minute or until almost hot.* Stir in chocolate and sugar until smooth. Add to blender and add more milk to equal 12 ounces. Blend. Pour over each frozen banana milk. Freeze until solid. *If you have a vitamix like I, no need to heat or chop the chocolate. Throw the chocolate, sugar, and milk in the vitamix and blend a few minutes on high. Makes three 8 ounce mason jar milks.

Note- These defrost in the lunch box in 4 hours but are still very cold and slushy. Give it a good shake, remove lid, and enjoy. For more fun, pack a straw too!

You may also like my Neapolitan Milk- layered chocolate, strawberry, and white milk.

There is something about being creative that makes us feel alive. Creating something dreamed up in our minds and carried out by our hands- so very satisfying. What has been one of your most exciting creations lately? Share your thoughts in the comments section, we would all love to know what you have been up to!


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8 Comments

  1. avatar Jay
    Posted 10/09/2011 at 7:05 AM | Permalink

    wow…sounds absolutely divine..
    first time here…love your space..
    very interesting presentation..
    happy to follow you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  2. avatar Fallon
    Posted 10/09/2011 at 11:49 AM | Permalink

    Yum!!!

  3. avatar Biz
    Posted 10/09/2011 at 2:22 PM | Permalink

    Your kids are so lucky! Love this idea Robin. :D

  4. avatar Patsyk
    Posted 10/09/2011 at 10:06 PM | Permalink

    I think I'd like to take these to work with me! What other containers would work with this? My kids school wouldn't be too happy if I sent in glass and it accidentally got broken.

  5. avatar Robin Sue
    Posted 10/10/2011 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

    Patsy- Any plastic cup with lid should work out as long as it is the kind of plastic that does not crack when dropped (I have broken more frozen plastic!). Tupperware may have that kind of tumbler with lid.

  6. avatar Kelly
    Posted 10/12/2011 at 7:21 AM | Permalink

    LOVE this idea. I think I need to have this in MY lunch box!!

  7. avatar The Not So Perfect Housewife
    Posted 10/15/2011 at 7:37 PM | Permalink

    I'm a newbie to your site. Found it via Pinterest!! Love all the mason jar ideas and recipes!!!
    Looking forward to following along!

  8. avatar Trish
    Posted 09/18/2012 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    I think this sounds delicious … for me, and my kids. Here’s my idea for a grown-up pick me up … add a scoop of instant coffee to your chocolate. Starbucks has got nothing on the DIY monkey milk ;)

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