I have a knack for taking perfectly healthy foods and turning them into not so healthy foods. Fine, I call it a talent. Not only do I know how to load things up with sugar and chocolate, but I also know how to cater them to Cocktail Friday when the time is right. Since I know you’re asking, NO IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE BANANAS INTO A MILKSHAKE. I had to add vodka, too. And I don’t regret a single second of it.
I was inspired by Chobani’s new Banana Greek Yogurt. At first I wanted to make a smoothie and I figured I’d use frozen bananas to do so as you can essentially make “ice cream” with frozen bananas alone. But then I had some extra homemade marshmallow fluff in the fridge. And a homemade chocolate syrup recipe I had been wanting to try. And Cocktail Friday was on the way, so vodka was kind of necessary. And why not add a little strawberry ice cream and make it into a Banana Split Milkshake Cocktail? THIS is how my brain works. In case you’re wondering. Yogurt + Fruit –> Chocolatey Vodka Milkshake. I am not ashamed.
Banana Split Vodka Milkshake (serves 2):
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- 2 frozen bananas (I freeze with peel off in ziplock bag)
- 1 C Banana Chobani Greek Yogurt
- 2 C strawberry ice cream
- 4 oz. vanilla vodka
- 1/2 C marshmallow fluff (or make your own)
- 1/4 C chocolate syrup (or make your own)
- 3/4 C heavy cream
- 1/8 C crushed peanuts
- 1/8 C sprinkles
Have you seen Banana Chobani on your grocery store shelves yet? If so, get on it! I LOVE this new one. Though I’m usually more of a fan of the 0% yogurts, I actually really enjoyed this 2% one and thought the extra creaminess really worked with the bananas.
Put frozen bananas, Chobani, and strawberry ice cream in a blender or Vitamix. Blend until smooth.
Then add vodka and marshmallow fluff until well-combined.
Whip up your cream or, of course, you can use the store-bought stuff.
Pour the milkshake into two glasses and stir in a little bit of chocolate syrup into each. I tried this new homemade chocolate syrup recipe I found and am in love. It makes me want to drink a glass of chocolate milk every single day, like a 5-year-old.
Top milkshake with whipped cream, crushed peanuts, and some sprinkles.
And you have pretty much THE BEST Cocktail Friday ever.
And a super pretty one, too. Now I kind of feel like every Cocktail Friday should require sprinkles.
Of course, you don’t need to add vodka to this milkshake. It’s not like it’s a total requirement or anything.
But it’s Friday, so I think it’s totally allowed. Then again, it might help make your Monday a little bit brighter!
I hope you have a glorious, sprinkle-filled Friday!
This afternoon, I’m heading to Buffalo, New York, to attend the funeral of my dear Uncle Hal. If you read this blog, you know how important my family is to me and how close we are. Hal (AKA Handsome Hal) was a very special part of my life and the kind of guy that was always an absolute joy to be around. Sorry to end this post on a sad note, but I can say that I’m looking forward to being with my family, including many of my relatives, and celebrating Handsome Hal’s fabulous life
Be sure to hug your loved ones today… and maybe even share a cocktail or milkshake with them <3