Brown Sugar Banana Milkshake. Shake em up a bit with this caramelized bananas and brown sugar.
It’s been almost two months since I told you that 2017 would be my year for desserts. Chocolate Ricotta Custard made it’s debut in January – check. It received good reviews from all who consumed.
I don’t know exactly why it happened, but for weeks I’ve been craving a milkshake, like crazy. An indulgent treat. Ice cream is my favorite dessert and milkshakes are everything ice cream ever wanted to be. And more.
It’s been at least two decades that I deliberately walked into an ice cream shop to order a milkshake. I was once obsessed with Dolly Madison Banana Milkshakes. At least twice a week I found myself at their counter. But then the unthinkable happened, I scream, you scream, we all screamed when the Dolly Madison closed their stores. My banana milkshake connection – gone!
Armed with the eyeopening revelation to make my own banana milkshake at home, I was hesitant. You know what I mean, when you love something so much you don’t want to risk the disappointment of making an inferior version? So I decided to create this Brown Sugar Banana version.
Bananas and brown sugar cooked in a saucepan stove top, blended with vanilla ice cream and a splash of milk, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. Oh-for-heaven-sake Piper! (We’ve just started power watching Orange is the New Black and that’s my new favorite outcry).
Let’s take a look:
A wonderful combination of butter and brown sugar, mixed with bananas and vanilla ice cream.
- 2 ripe bananas sliced
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 big splash milk milk
- Reddi-wip For garnish
In a saucepan, over medium low heat, melt the brown sugar into the butter. Add sliced bananas and saute for about 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla. Saute for 1 additional minute.
In a blender, add the banana brown sugar mixture, 3 scoops of ice cream and a splash of milk. Blend until well mixed. Add a little more milk if needed.
Pour into a glass and top with Whipped Cream. Garnish with a chunk of waffle cone. (optional)
Brown Sugar Banana Milkshake … It’s What’s for Dessert