Homemade Strawberry Milkshake (and a recipe for banana)

29 Oct

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A couple of nights ago, I received an assignment from a teacher to drink a milkshake. Easy enough right? Well I didn’t want to buy a milkshake, so I decided to make one for myself. It actually was a lot easier than I thought. I found a cool recipe online that used fresh strawberries and malted milk. The recipe can be found here at The Kitchn. If you remember, I used a recipe from The Kitchn a couple of months back to make my buttermilk bread. Their site has great recipes! Well anyway, for this recipe I used 5 scoops of Blue Bunny strawberry ice cream because that is what was in the freezer. You can use any strawberry ice cream you want, as long as it isn’t full of fake flavors and dyes. This milkshake was roll-your-eyes-in-the-back-of-your-head good. I couldn’t help but feel inspired!

I saw all of this to say, I’m finally adding another recipe!

Banana Milkshake

Makes 3 small shakes

2 Medium Bananas

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup of milk

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon malted milk

Turkey Hill’s Banana Split Ice Cream (Or Banana Ice Cream)

Equipment Needed:

Blender

Instructions:

  1. Peel and slice the bananas into thin slices. Place them in bowl and pour the vanilla extract over them. The bananas will absorb the extract rapidly, so do not worry if you are unable to mix it in.
  2. Place the bananas in the freezer for about an hour or until the bananas are frozen solid.
  3. Put three large glasses (similar to the ones photographed above) in the freezer.
  4. One the bananas are frozen solid, scrape them out of the bowl and into the blender with 1 cup of milk and 1/4 cup white sugar.
  5. Blend until there are no chunks of banana.
  6. Put 1 tablespoon of malted milk into blender and blend again.
  7. Take the blender jar off of the base and add 4-5 scoops of the banana section of the Turkey Hill Banana Split Ice Cream. Mix the ice cream into the milk and banana mixture by hand. (If you use regular banana ice cream, also start with 4-5 scoops and add more to your taste). *The swirls of chocolate in the Turkey Hill ice cream will not alter the flavor and actually add more depth*
  8. Put the blender jar back on the base and blend until smooth. If the mixture will not blend well, carefully add an additional 1/4 cup milk.
  9. Pour the milkshake out into the chilled glasses and garnish with additional banana slices. Enjoy!

This milkshake was so delicious, my family was done drinking it before I could remember to take a picture. Always remember to have fun with whatever you are making!

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