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Hannah yams are unparalleled for their subtle vanilla flavor and creaminess. Do your best to try to find them. Then roast a whole bunch, peel, and cool and freeze them for future recipes. They provide richness and creaminess without using nuts.
Course Drinks


  • 2 cups Hannah yams a.k.a. “Jersey yams” or “White sweet potatoes”, roasted, peeled, and chilled
  • 2 large frozen ripe bananas peeled and frozen
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg or more, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk


  • Place all ingredients except nutmeg in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a tall glass and sprinkle with nutmeg.


Japanese sweet potatoes are a good substitute for Hannah yams.
Keyword holiday recipe, vegan
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