Friday, March 22, 2013

Banana Milkshake | Easy Milkshake Recipes

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Summers have already begun in Mumbai and its scorching hot in the afternoon.I usually prefer to stay indoors in Summers and also love to go for my walks in the evening rather than mornings.
We usually prefer to eat whole fruits rather than having them in the form of juice to retain the fiber of the fruit.But in summers, as we tend to drink something cold I usually make milkshakes or juices from various fruits. Though my ideal choice of fruit for milkshake would be either 'Mango' or 'Chikoo', I do like other fruit milkshakes and of course all the new concoctions with nutella, jam, peanut butter etc.
 Check out various milkshake/smoothie recipes which I have blogged earlier.
Banana is a very versatile fruit and is available in all seasons and my favorite variety among bananas is 'Yelakki Banana'. I like to use bananas in custard, milkshakes, fruit salad or eat just as it is.
Check out another interesting preparation with Banana - Balehannu Rasayana which is ideal to use ripen bananas sitting in your kitchen counter.

Banana Milkshake Recipe:
(Serves 2)

1 big ripen Banana(any variety should do)
3-4 tbsp Sugar
2 cups cold Milk 
2 scoops of Vanilla ice cream (optional)
few drops of Vanilla essence (optional)

  • Remove the skin and cut the banana into pieces.
  • In a mixer/blender add banana pieces, sugar, vanilla essence and 1/2 cup of milk and blend into a smooth puree.Check the sweetness and if needed add extra sugar.
  • Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk and vanilla ice cream and run again to the desired consistency.Add more milk if you need a thin milkshake and also adjust the sugar accordingly.
Serve the chilled Banana milk shake immediately.
  1. Sugar should be adjusted according to the sweetness of banana and also to your desired sweetness.Sugar can be replaced with honey too.
  2. Banana milkshake changes its color quickly and hence in order to avoid that you can add few drops of lemon juice to milkshake to avoid discoloration.You should not add more just 2-3 drops should be fine.If you are serving it immediately you do not need to add it.
  3. Milk also is to be adjusted according to your desired thickness.
  4. Addition of ice cream is entirely optional,it adds a nice creamy touch to milkshake.
  5. Vanilla essence enhances the flavor of banana milkshake,it is optional if you do not like any other flavor in the milkshake.
  6. Banana pairs up with many fruits,you can even use mix of fruits like Avocado-Banana, Strawberry-Banana, Apple-Banana etc to prepare milkshake.
  7. You can even add a tbsp of nutella to make it nutella banana milkshake or even a tbsp of grated dark chocolate to make Choco banana milkshake.The options are endless.


Sona said...

refreshing and delicious..

Akila said...

Looks very tempting

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Indian Khana said...

One of the best milkshake ....what we need in this hot summer..looks yum

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and thirst quenching shake.

Unknown said...

healthy drink..
awesome cliks

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Yeah ! Easy breezy drink...

lubnakarim06 said...

Perfect for the weather outside....looks tempting...

Savi-Ruchi said...

You gals are making me jealous by talking about summer. It is still snowing here :(
Banana milkshake is a must for my hubby during summers. He prefers drinking it in the morning before leaving to office to stay cool :)

Prema said...

wow gargeous pics prathy! loved the cooler...

Prathima Rao said...

Very tempting..Perfect for the approaching, (nah already here!!) summer months!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Chitz said...

Easy & refreshing shake :)

divya said...

delicious and refreshing milk shake... beautiful clicks...

Priya Suresh said...

My kind of shake,simple,refreshing and delicious.

Hasna said...

simple nd filling

Hasna said...

luvd ur presentation too

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Lilli said...

WoW! very impressive

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