I’m going bullet point/brain dump style today, which seems to work for me when my brain is just not really flowing together and I have a bunch of weird bits and pieces floating in my head because sometimes it’s just all sdodknfjngdfjng up there, ya know? Roll with me here.
– This milkshake has been in my brain for weeks. I knew I wanted to caramelize some bananas and blend them in with this cashew ice cream. The result is super sweet, way easier than you think and kind of taste like breakfast for dessert. Banana+peanut butter will always be a match made in heaven for me.
– I’ve been hitting the podcasts hard lately and am really into One Part Podcast and Chopped Podcast. I’m hoping to attend Chopped Con this year after hearing what a great experience my friend Phi had. Any other food bloggers attending conferences this year? I just wish I could go to ALL of them, but something about flying around the country all year would get a bit expensive, right?
-I made/ate a full batch of Ashlae’s peanut butter cookies last night and I’m not really even ashamed. To be fair, they are really small and super easy to make, so batch number two may just go to work with me tomorrow.
– I’ve been making a list of dinner recipes that I like and my fiance will gladly eat, since he still eats everything and at times, it seems like I eat all the opposite things. Potato soup with a side of cornbread are always a standby, along with the best baked falafel I’ve come across so far!
– I have a few weekends full of brunch this month and last weekend I went to my favorite brunch place in Milwaukee and this weekend we’re trying out a new to me place that I’ve heard great things about. Brunch time= all the time, please.
Now onto the recipe! So Delicious graciously sent me a few flavors from their new cashew based ice cream line and you all know how I love a good cashew based ice cream. If I were going to buy an ice cream from the store, it would be this one! I went through the Snickerdoodle and Caramel Cashew flavors within the first week and am rationing out the last of what I have in my freezer. If you think caramelizing the bananas is an unnecessary step, think again! It takes maybe 5-7 minutes tops and just adds another level of sugary sweet flavor to this banana milkshake, so just pull out that pan and do it.
Caramelized Banana and Peanut Butter Milkshake
- 2 bananas peeled
- 1 banana sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- A couple tablespoons water
- 4-6 ice cubes
- 2 cups vegan vanilla ice cream
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
In a cast iron skillet, heat the brown sugar, vanilla extract, sliced banana and a tablespoon of water oven medium high heat. Stir together and continue cooking until brown sugar starts to bubble up and thicken, this should take about 3-5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender and add the remaining 2 bananas, ice cubes, ice cream and peanut butter. Blend together until smooth and creamy.