Ah, the funky monkey. This phrase can mean many things to many people, but at TMI, a funky monkey is a seriously tasty adult beverage.
TMI Fun Fact: the funky monkey is one of my all-time favorite Top 5 Things to Make In a Blender. Why? Because it combines two of my favorite things: fruit and alcohol. Wasn't that fun?
The hubs and I first discovered this drink on a cruise several years ago. It was love at first sip, and it was the only beverage we had for the duration of the trip. Which might explain why we own 28 of those ridiculous plastic souvenir glasses. The recipe has evolved a bit since that first taste, but what we've ended up with is a true winner:
First, plop some plain old vanilla ice cream in the blender. Next, add two very ripe bananas.
Pour in approximately one cup of Bailey's Irish Cream. You can also add a shot of Amaretto, but that's entirely optional.
Blend. Blend well. You want the texture to be smooth and velvety. Mmmmmmmm.
Pour into the ridiculous souvenir glasses, and enjoy your funky monkey.