Banana Milkshake for One

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Happy Monday! It’s Secret Recipe Club day again, and I’m super excited about it. This month, I was assigned Simply.Food, which is written by Nayna, who lives in the UK! Simply.Food is a vegetarian blog dedicated to simple, delicious food, and Nayna’s impressive recipe index made it really hard to narrow down what to make. I’m learning that this is going to be pretty common every month, because the blogs in the SRC are top notch! Her Egg Fried Rice is on the top of my list to try with her Chocolate Balls, (which would be perfect to give as a Christmas gift!) in a close second.

Now, I know that most of the country is officially in cold weather season now, so it’s seems totally nutty that I would make a milkshake in 30-degree weather. But hear me out: can anyone ever really turn down a milkshake?! I sure can’t, so when I came across Nayna’s recipe for Banana Milkshakes, I was sold. Even if I almost had to wear gloves while drinking it. TJ was out when I made it, so I cut the recipe in half, to make it a single serving milkshake, perfect for when you want something sweet, but don’t want to over indulge.

Let me tell you, this is one tasty milkshake! It’s not super thick, which is nice, and the little chunks of banana in every sip is delicious. So, throw on your warmest clothes, get in front of the fireplace, and make yourself this milkshake!

Printable Recipe
Makes 1 milkshake

ingredients:
1/2 cup milk
2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
1 medium sized ripe banana, sliced into small pieces
1/4 tsp vanilla
chocolate syrup, for garnish

instructions:
Put all ingredients in the blender, starting with the milk and ending with the vanilla.
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Blend until smooth.
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Pour into a glass (mason jar encouraged, but not required).
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Drizzle with chocolate syrup and enjoy!
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Adapted from Simply.Food


14 Comments
  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    November 17, 2014

    This looks great! My kids would love this. Awesome pictures too!

  • Megan C. Stroup
    November 17, 2014

    Yum! I LOVE banana milkshakes. My go-to dessert at Foster Freeze. 🙂

  • Veronica
    November 17, 2014

    I was all set to comment on the shake, then your beautiful manicure stole the show! I love it!!! Did you do that yourself? So pretty. And the shake ain’t too bad either. 😀

  • Nicole Neverman
    November 17, 2014

    This milkshake sounds delicious! Banana and ice cream.. YUM!

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
    November 17, 2014

    I’m a total summer girl and yet I live in Philly where I’m already depressed about the cold YET I eat ice cream all year round, milkshakes included 🙂 Life’s too short to just enjoy in the summer. I love banana milkshakes – remind me of my childhoold. I often make a breakfast shake with frozen banana, scoop of cocoa, a scoop of instant coffee and milk – instant mocha frappe!

  • Our Eating Habits
    November 17, 2014

    You are certainly right about one thing ,milkshakes are year round food, no matter the weather.

  • Erin @ Making Memories
    November 17, 2014

    I totally agree, it’s NEVER too cold for a milkshake! Looks wonderful!

  • Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D)
    November 17, 2014

    Thankyou for cooking from simplyfood. I am so glad you enjoyed the banana milkshake. Its really delicious even on the coldest day.

  • Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
    November 17, 2014

    Banana milkshake with chocolate drizzle? Heaven!

  • Stephanie
    November 17, 2014

    I never know how much to make to get a single serving milkshake. It’s never too cold for ice cream. Great SRC post

  • chelsy e
    November 17, 2014

    mmmmmm this looks like the perfect pick-me-up treat!

  • Von
    November 17, 2014

    Came here from bobbi’s blog 🙂 Loving your blog (especially your about me page haha)!! Well this recipe’s perfect for me since it’s almost summer here in the southern hemisphere 😉 And bananas are in season too!

  • emily
    November 20, 2014

    cute straw!
    xoxo
    e
    emmyjake

  • Matt
    November 21, 2014

    mmm… I’d like to have one of these righr now. Suck, I’ve ran out of banana. What kind of milk did you use, by the way?

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