April 3, 2011

Banana Split Shake

Today my family had a really nice relaxing Sunday.  I love Sundays.  A true day of rest.  It has been a little warm in Temecula this past weekend, and we are stocked up on ice cream.  My family loves ice cream.  I decided to make my Banana Split Shake.  Very tasty.  As I was approaching my 15 year old son Austin with this delicious treat, I said Austin, try this, it's a Banana.....and before I could even finish the name of it, he had sucked it down.  I laughed so hard.  It wasn't a big cup, but he is such a picky eater that I never know if he will like what I make or not.  HE LOVED IT.  He helped himself to two more helpings.  So here is the recipe.

FYI - When signing onto Google today, it said it is the 119th anniversary of the first documented Ice cream Sundae.  I must have been inspired! 

1/2 cup Milk
1 small ripe banana, cut into chunks
10 Maraschino Cherries (less if you want - I used 6)
1 Tbls. Baking Cocoa
1/2 tsp. Coconut extract, or sprinkle in some coconut ( I omitted.  I love it, the family doesn't)
3 cups Vanilla Ice Cream, softened

Place first five ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth.  Add ice cream; cover and process until blended.  Pour into chilled glasses.  Serve immediately


Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Mmmmm, this sounds so good! I'm excited to try it will the coconut extract. This would be such a nice treat on warm summer days!

Lanell said...

I am so bummed I left the coconut out. I love it too, but the family can smell it from a mile away so I have to keep it out. I have a few more icecream treats to post as the weather gets warmer. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

Bananas in a shake... TO DIE FOR...