Enjoy this luxuriously creamy cocktail.

Made with banana, coffee liqueur, and Myers’s Rum. Once you start sipping it, you can’t stop!

It all started with a monkey named Slippery.

Years ago my parents were walking through the airport and came across an obnoxiously cute monkey that doubled as a stuffed animal and puppet. They couldn’t help themselves from splurging on this curious looking little creature. Since then, they haven’t traveled without him.

They keep track of his travels by marking his little t-shirt with their latest location and snap fun photos with him. BTW, they named him “Slippery” the monkey. No idea why, but he’s become quite the hit every time we travel.

A few years ago, we went to Aruba and had an iced drink. Since Slippery was there hanging at the pool bar with us, we referred to the delicious concoction as the “Slippery Monkey.” Think of a chocolaty banana smoothie with a hint of coffee and delicious dark rum! When we returned, we couldn’t help but come up with our own, healthier version of the cocktail.

When you want to serve an adult version of our regular Mocha Breakfast Smoothie, serve this delightful dressed-up version and include your favorite liqueur!

Sipping on your Mocha Smoothie for dessert?

Top it with freshly shaved chocolate or Homemade Whipped Cream, Ohhhh, so good!

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Coffee and Kahlua Dessert Drink and Cocktail (Our Slippery Monkey)

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Enjoy this luxuriously creamy cocktail. Made with banana, coffee liqueur, and Myers’s Rum. Once you start sipping it, you can’t stop!


  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled (you can make this the night before and refrigerate)
  • 1 large banana, frozen (cut ripe banana into thirds and freeze overnight)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua)
  • 1 oz. Myers’s Rum


  1. In a high-powered blender, combine ingredients; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Depending on the type of rum and coffee liqueur you use, they may be made with ingredients that aren’t FfL-friendly. Choose the best version possible. Kahlua is our liqueur of choice and we like to make our own using FfL ingredients.

Our personal favorite high-powered multi-use blender is Nutribullet because we can drink out of the cup we blend in.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible. 


  • Serving Size: 1
Category :Recipes
Method :Too Easy