When my sister was in high school she dated a guy whose favorite flavor ice cream was vanilla. She always said how boring that was – how can vanilla be a favorite flavor? Fast forward (I’m not going to tell you how many) years and vanilla is her favorite flavor creamer for her coffee. We both love the Classic Vanilla from Coffee-mate. I’ve always enjoyed their French Vanilla and recently discovered the Classic Vanilla… I am hooked! The subtle flavor and aroma is the perfect complement to the boldness of coffee. It has also inspired me to look for more ways to use it besides in my coffee.
Anything but boring vanilla milkshake recipe
A milkshake can be a great treat on a hot summer day. However, the calories make it much less appealing to me. Although I love ice cream, I use a much healthier ingredient in my vanilla milkshake recipe – bananas. What? Bananas instead of ice cream? Yep! If you’ve never made ice cream from bananas, you are in for a treat.
Anything But Boring Vanilla Milkshake Recipe - No Ice Cream Needed!
2 hr, 5 Prep Time
2 hr, 5 Total Time
- 3 ripe medium bananas
- 1/4 cup Classic Vanilla Coffee-mate
- 2 cups whole milk
- Cut bananas into pieces and freeze for about 2 hours.
- Add frozen bananas to a blender or food processor and blend. Bananas will resist blending, so you will need to stir the mixture before bananas will actually blend together into a soft ice cream consistency.
- Add Classic Vanilla Coffee-mate and blend.
- Slowly add milk until you have the texture and taste you like.
- Split into 2 servings and enjoy!
To cut down on the sweetness of this recipe, try using bananas that are not as ripe.
For another twist, try using French Vanilla Coffee-mate!
So there you have it! A healthier vanilla milkshake that is easy to make with either Classic Vanilla or French Vanilla Coffee-mate. It really is anything but boring.
— Newlywed Survival (@NewlywedSurvive) August 21, 2014
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.