Bananas Foster Milkshake

by James Stevenson

After a big weekend of binge eating and drinking I can’t quite shake myself back into healthy mode. The best thing about this drink is that it takes an awesome dessert and turns into a boozy drink. As always I encourage you to use this as a dessert for a dinner party or as a fun drinking treat.

I used some amazing booze from Seattle to make this boozy milkshake called 3 Howls banana vodka. This vodka is perfect because it has an amazing banana flavor which is accented with cinnamon and vanilla that blend perfect in this milkshake. I love this company because they believe in creating exceptional spirits with a unique northwest flavor. I like the unique spirits offered and the banana vodka does not disappoint. Shake up your day with this bananas foster milkshake.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of 3 Howls Bananas Vodka
  • 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ¼ stick of butter
  • 1/8 cup of sugar
  • ¾ of a banana sliced horizontally into 4 pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Garnish: 2 slices of banana, whip cream and caramel

Instructions:

  1. In a blender combine 1.5 ounces of vodka, vanilla bean ice cream, 2 slices of the caramelized banana and milk
  2. Blend until desired consistency
  3. Note: add more ice cream if mixture is too thin or more milk if it too thick
  4. Pour blended mixture into serving glass
  5. Garnish with 2 slices of the caramelized banana, caramel, and homemade whip cream

Caramelized Bananas:

Ingredients:

  • In a medium skillet melt butter then add sugar
  • When the sugar and butter are mixed add banana slices
  • Caramelize banana slices then take skillet off of the flame
  • Add 1.5 ounces of vodka to the skillet and return to the flame
  • Set the alcohol on fire by either using the stove flame or a long lighter (Be extremely carefully when setting alcohol on fire it can produce a big flame so stand back and be extremely carefully. You can omit this step)
  • Let the alcohol cook off then set skillet aside (this process should produce caramelized bananas and caramel to use for the garnish)

Homemade Whip Cream: (feel free to use purchased whip cream and omit this step)

  1. Use a chilled mixing bowl and add heavy cream, powered sugar and vanilla bean paste or extract
  2. Mix on high until stiff peaks are formed; do not overbeat it will turn into butter
  3. Set whip cream aside
  4. *I put the whip cream into a zip loc bag and cut a hole in one of the corners so that I could pipe onto the milkshake

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