Banana Brandy Recipe


Learn Step-By-Step How To Make Homemade Banana Brandy

Last Updated on March 18, 2023

In this guide, we will take you through the step-by-step process of making your very own Banana Brandy. You can find all the necessary supplies for this Banana Brandy recipe in our shop. If you’re interested in making other types of spirits, be sure to check out our distilling guides, including “Raspberry Moonshine Recipe” and “Pineapple Moonshine Recipe“.

At Mile Hi Distilling, we’re passionate about helping spirit enthusiasts with our extensive range of moonshine stills and supplies, along with useful guides and recipes. Making a delicious batch of banana brandy requires attention to detail, so it’s important to plan and execute carefully for the best results. Let’s begin!

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Banana Brandy Ingredients
Banana Brandy Recipe

Banana Brandy Ingredients:


Banana Brandy Recipe

  1. Peel and cut the ripe bananas into small pieces.
  2. In a large pot, add the cut bananas and 1.5 gallons of water.
  3. Blend the mixture of water and bananas together to create a slurry.
  4. Heat the mixture to 160°F (71°C).
  5. Add the Alpha Amylase at a rate of 1 tsp per gallon to the mixture.
  6. Stir the Alpha Amylase into the mixture to ensure it is well mixed.
  7. Let the mixture cool down to 140°F (60°C).
  8. Add the Beta Amylase at a rate of 1 tsp per gallon to the mixture.
  9. Stir the Beta Amylase into the mixture to ensure it is well mixed.
  10. Let the mixture cool down to the temperature ideal for your chosen yeast strain.
  11. Add yeast nutrient to the mixture, unless you are using turbo yeast.
  12. Add the yeast at a rate of about 1 tbsp per gallon to the mixture.
  13. Stir the yeast and yeast nutrient into the mixture to ensure it is well mixed.
  14. Let the mixture ferment for 3-5 days or until fermentation is complete.
  15. Strain the mixture using cheese cloth and/or a strainer until clear.
  16. Transfer the clear mixture into a still.
  17. Distill the mixture according to your still’s instructions.
  18. Make your cuts by separating the head, heart, and tail of the distillate.
  19. Discard or blend your cuts according to your preferences.
  20. For added banana flavor, let some banana slices sit and infuse in your final spirit for a few days.

Note: This recipe can be adjusted for different volumes. Additionally, the temperature and time for fermentation may vary depending on the yeast strain used. It’s important to follow proper sanitation and safety procedures when distilling.

Check out this great video walkthrough from our friends at Bearded & Bored detailing How Homemade Banana Brandy is made.  Check it out below!


Well done! You have successfully crafted a batch of mouth-watering homemade Banana Brandy. We hope you found this recipe helpful and produced a top-notch result. It’s now time to clean up. Make sure to thoroughly wash everything to maintain the quality of your future batches. Take apart your equipment and store it in a cool, dry place.

Thank you for visiting Mile Hi Distilling, your one-stop shop for all of your moonshine still and distilling product needs. Don’t forget to check out our shop for any supplies or equipment you may need for any future recipes or distillations. We hope you enjoyed learning how to make this banana brandy.

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