So, it seems a little absurd to be posting a milkshake recipe when it’s 14 degrees out. I know. But when I made this luscious shake and planned my post, it was 62 degrees out so I promise I’m not that far off my rocker. Back to brunch week, one of my favorite parts of this meal are the fabulous cocktails! Even though you can’t go wrong with a mimosa, sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit (get it, get it?!) So, instead of an OJ/bubble cocktail, why not have one of these boozy banana cream pie milkshakes instead? Just as boozy and even more fun to drink!
During the summer, I always whip up boozy milkshakes for brunch. Mainly just for me while I watch horrible tv shows, but I’m still eating brunch food at a brunch hour on the weekends, so it totally counts. I’m going to host more brunches this spring (with actual friends!) so you better believe this banana cream pie shake will be on the menu.
I love boozy shakes for a few reasons. For one, they are delicious, obv. Two, they are so nostalgic There’s something so retro, 50’s and fun about them. I always close my eyes and pretend I’m wearing a poodle skirt, sipping this in a diner while Fonzie eyes me by the jute-box machine. And they are so flipping fun to make and drink. Have you ever met anyone who was unhappy while drinking a milkshake? (Lactose intolerant folks excluded).
Milkshakes, however, aren’t always healthy. Or low-fat. Or good for you in any sort of way at all. So, I decided to add only a quarter of ice cream and replace it with frozen bananas (one banana, two bananas, one for me and one for you bananas…) and graham crackers! The end result is still thick and oh so creamy, just with a scant 2 grams of fat! With how it tastes, you’d think it was filled to the brim with ice cream.
And I’m not going to apologize for that banana song. You get 100000 trillion dollars if you can guess where it’s from or finish the chorus.
Boozy Banana Cream Pie Milkshake
Yields 2 1/2 cup servings. Recipe inspired by Unsophistic Cook.
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 large bananas, frozen and peeled
- 3/4 cup nonfat vanilla Chobani
- 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup graham crackers, broken into pieces (about 1/2 sheet)
- 3 tablespoons – 1/4 cup whipped cream flavored vodka
- 1 tablespoon light cream
- 1/4 cup whipped cream
- Graham cracker crumbs for garnish
- Place the bananas, Greek yogurt, ice cream, vodka and light cream in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add graham crackers and whipped cream and pulse a few times to combine. Add additional vodka for taste (or extra booziness).
- Pour into mason jars or milkshake glasses and garnish with additional whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.
Nutritional information per serving (1/2 cup):
Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 48 grams
Protein: 11 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Weight Watchers Points: 7
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