boozy banana milkshake.

i have a bit of a problem.

i can’t stop making milkshakes.

hands-down, they’re probably one of my favorite things to make in the entire world. i mean, they’re so easy! and so delicious! and fun!

maybe i should change the name of my blog to “milkshakes + words,” because then i wouldn’t feel so guilty about constantly posting recipes for milkshakes every other week.

while i clearly have a penchant for sharing milkshake recipes of all shapes and sorts with you, i do play favorites when it comes to shakes.

boozy milkshakes. they’re my fave. i just can’t resist their siren song.

hmmm…maybe i should change my blog name to “boozy milkshakes + words.

…maybe not. after all, i can’t survive on milkshakes alone, and the constant hangover from sipping on spiked milkshakes all the livelong day would be pretty awful.

once in a while though? that’s totally my jam.

this particular milkshake is certainly one of the tastiest i’ve blended up in a long time! i combined roasted banana ice cream, banana chocolate milk, and coffee and banana liqueurs, and topped it off with a healthy dose of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

while we’re on the subject, the roasted banana ice cream is amazing. there’s no fussing with tempering egg yolks or cooking custards, you simply roast a few bananas in the oven with brown sugar and a bit of butter, then puree them with cream and a dash of vanilla. chill and churn it, and you’re good to go. so simple!

and if you haven’t made the banana chocolate milk yet that i posted earlier this week, here’s your chance! i’m just warning you, it’s addictive.

friends, this boozy banana milkshake changed my life a little. of all the ways i’ve prepared bananas this week in my quest to start liking them, this milkshake very well may be the winner!

boozy banana milkshake

Yield: one 16 ounce milkshake.

this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled!


for the roasted banana ice cream

3 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled and cut into one-inch chunks

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cubed

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (you can substitute pure vanilla extract)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

for the banana milkshake

4 scoops roasted banana ice cream
1 tablespoon chocolate malted milk powder
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
3 tablespoons banana chocolate milk (get the recipe here, or simply substitute plain milk!)
3 tablespoons coffee liqueur
1 tablespoon banana liqueur
sweetened whipped cream, for serving (optional)
chocolate shavings, for serving (optional)


for the roasted banana ice cream

preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, with a rack in the center.

combine the bananas, brown sugar and butter in a small baking dish, stirring gently to combine.

bake at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, stirring one or two times during the baking process until the bananas are browned and bubbly and cooked through.

scrape the contents of the baking dish into a blender or food processor.

add the heavy cream, vanilla bean paste and salt. puree until thick and smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

transfer to an airtight container and chill the mixture in the fridge for at least 8 hours, overnight is best.

churn the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, about 20-25 minutes.

transfer to an airtight container and freeze for at least 30 minutes before scooping.

for the banana milkshake

in a blender, combine the roasted banana ice cream, chocolate malted milk powder, espresso powder, banana chocolate milk, coffee liqueur and banana liqueur.

blend until thick and smooth, about 30 seconds.

transfer to a glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, and enjoy!

roasted banana ice cream adapted from the perfect scoop by david lebovitz

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6 Responses to “boozy banana milkshake.”

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    BakingBallerina — August 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Hi! I found your blog on Glamour and I completely fell in love with your blog! :) I’m actually from Florida too! I’m currently in high school and recently found that I have an affinity for baking and cooking (still learning how…). I’ve been looking for some really easy, simple recipes I can do. Now that that school is coming around the corner, I have less time to actually do anything major (recent accomplishments: delicious blueberry bran muffins and a really dry banana bread…first time baking them went well but 5 minutes too long the second time and it really messed me up!). I look forward to seeing more recipes (I looked at all of your previous and now I’m bookmarking my favorites). :) Thanks for reading!
    P.S. Sorry for such a long message…

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    purabi naha — August 22, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Wow, this looks great and so different! I loved this recipe!!

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    Home with Mandy — August 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Yum! I just have to say that any recipe that starts with “Boozy” is a winner in my book.

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    Jessica — August 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I need these in my life!!

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    Becky — August 24, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Your photos are gorgeous! I wanted to try this milkshake as soon as I read the title, but once I saw the photos it was all over. WANT!

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    Mrs. Jen B — August 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Hellooooooo lover.

    I’m totally pinning this so I can come back to it later!! Because there is no way I can go through the rest of my life without at least one (or two or three…) of these shakes.

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