Friday, May 27, 2011

Vegan Vanilla Milkshake

Beat the summer heat with this healthy and yummy "I can't believe it's vegan" milkshake! The frozen banana makes this irresistibly creamy and thick, just like a traditional ice cream-based milkshake! This is definitely going to be my go-to summer drink :)


1 large frozen banana, the riper the better
1/2-2/3 cup vanilla almond milk or soy milk (you can also substitute regular milk for a non-vegan shake)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Fresh fruit, whipped topping, or chocolate chips for garnish (optional)


First off you need to freeze your banana. I like to have a steady supply of frozen bananas for smoothies, baking, etc. so I usually buy one very ripe bunch of bananas at the grocery store for freezing/baking (sometimes if they're really brown they give you 50% off!) and also a regular bunch to have on my counter to eat normally. You know you're a baker/cook when.... haha. :P. Anyways, once you have your over-ripe bananas, don't just put a whole banana in the freezer.  Peel the bananas and cut them into 1-2" chunks, then place them in an airtight container and pop it in the freezer. Now you'll have a supply of frozen banana chunks to use as needed!

To make the milkshake, put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add more liquid for a thinner milkshake and less for a thicker one. Pour into a tall glass, add a topping or garnish of your choice, and serve with a straw!

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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