Do you remember when you were little and went to a restaurant (Big Boy here in the Midwest), and ordered a milkshake and they brought it to you in a fancy glass and it tasted like the best milkshake ever? Or when you were older and would drive through Steak and Shake and get the cookies and cream milkshake and that was the best milkshake ever?
I kind of miss that. When we cut out dairy, most of our ice cream and/or milkshake runs came to an end. That’s not the end of the world, of course, especially since restaurant milkshakes are super sugar filled.
We do make ice cream milkshakes at home sometimes, but one of my very favorite healthy treats is a milkshake with a frozen banana base. Frozen bananas are a great base for a milkshake because they are naturally sweet, inexpensive, and become creamy and thick when blended.
We keep frozen banana slices in the freezer so that when we want to make a shake, they are ready to go. The easiest way to freeze bananas is to slice them and lay them flat on a cookie sheet, then freeze until solid. Once they are frozen, place the banana slices into ziploc bags and store in the freezer until you need to use them. I let them thaw for just a few minutes before I toss them in the blender.
- two frozen bananas (cut into coins)
- 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ cup non-dairy milk of your choice
- dairy free chocolate chips for topping
- sea salt flakes
- Let the frozen banana coins thaw slightly on the counter so that they will be easier to blend.
- Place the banana coins, peanut butter, and non-dairy milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add a bit more milk if mixture is too thick.
- Pour milkshakes into two glasses.
- Top with dairy free chocolate chips and sea salt flakes. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite kind of milkshake?