Buffalo Milk Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information† ‡

Serving size: 1 drink

5.2 g
23 g
0.8 g


How to Make It

Fill a tall glass with ice. Blend ice with cream, banana and alcohol until smooth. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with nutmeg, serve and enjoy.

A local favorite on Catalina island.


This drink recipe was submitted by one of our extremely intelligent readers, ericapeck!

Comments on Buffalo Milk

  • Tom
    Aug 27th, 2014
    Last weekend, three for dinner at Two Harbors. Don't remember much after that.
  • seth
    Oct 22nd, 2013
    so exactly how does a total of 2.5 shots (im assuming roughly a little over 3 oz, because nobody measures in 'shots') supposed to go in a hurricane glass? That wouldn't even fill up a third of it..
  • Nima
    Mar 11th, 2013
    A breakfast favorite in Catalina. Goes great with any meal really, but a superb way to start your day while on vacation!
  • lovecatalina
    Jan 5th, 2012
    the comments saying not how they make them in catalina dont know much about catalina. every restaurant with the exception of the ones that are owned by the same person has their OWN recipe they use for buffalo milk. there is not one set recipe. although others are noticeably better
  • Carriv
    Oct 21st, 2011
    I agree with Patti-that is the receipe I got when I went to Catalina!! Yummy!! Taste like a shake!
  • Tyler
    Oct 9th, 2011
    I fuking Love this drink
  • Sogee
    Sep 7th, 2011
    I love this drink, just got back from catalina yesterday, and these drinks were awesome!!
  • Cathy
    Aug 21st, 2011
    Had a Buffalo milk over the weekend and the bartender made it the way Patty described it above. I have been wanting to try this drink for about 11 years and finally had one. Yes, everyone should order one and ENJOY!
  • Debbie
    Jul 20th, 2011
    just got back tried them for the first time can't wait to go back to compare didn't care for the one w/ ice cream
  • KENT
    Apr 8th, 2011
    My girlfriend and I saw the bartender in catalina making this drink and they said it was the best so we got hooked. Now we made friends with a bartender in OC and told her the recipe and she makes em perfect.Its like a slice of Catalina all over. Love em!! PS its our special drink now cause we fell in love there :)
  • Patty
    Mar 9th, 2011
    Not the way they make them in Catalina. Got the recipe from a former employee. No fresh banana and you use milk, vodka, cd,cocoa and cd, banana.
  • mno
    Mar 8th, 2011
    yum, this might just be a new drink sensation in the frosty land known as Minn-e-sota (where real buffalos roam!)
  • Jeri Morales
    Feb 4th, 2011
    Catalina is the place to be just because there famous for there drink called Buffalo Milk. All it took was one time and now i want more.
  • Jeri Morales
    Feb 4th, 2011
    I went to Catalina Island for my birthday and my boyfriend took me to the Buffalo Nickle for dinner and he bought me a buffalo milk and it sure was so good i want other one right now. Catalina Rocks.
  • Marylou
    Nov 20th, 2010
    I had one of these when we went to Catalina Isands. The bartendar was sweet enough to give me the recipe! I'm making one right now and can't wait to drink it!

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