And with the still-recent flooding in Queensland - where most of Australia's bananas are grown - banana prices are only just starting to drop to an affordable level. I remember a few months ago seeing them for around $18 a kilo at a supermarket. Though the cost is getting better every month, bananas are still a bit of a status symbol, so for this weekend's Vegan Mofo Iron Chef challenge, I used banana extract and my awesome found-by-the-side-of-the-road Italian espresso machine to make a banana soy latte!
My machine hard at work:
For the banana flavour, you can either add a drop or two of banana extract to the milk before steaming or you can get a bottle of that super-sweet syrup that cafes use and use a tiny bit of that in the espresso!
And, yum! Just like Coffs Harbour used to make: