Monday, April 23, 2012

Triple Chocolate Banana Milkshake - Secret Recipe Club


This month I had a little help with my Secret Recipe Club Submission.  Perusing Rachel's, The Avid Appetitie, blog (she reminds me SO much of myself some 20 years ago), I had already picked out a few recipes to be narrowed down when a pre-teen voice from over my shoulder yelled, "That one!!  You have to make that one!!"  While I was actually reading Rachel's book review (she has wonderful reviews on all sort of topics!), Liv's eye had spotted whipped cream, chocolate and banana in the form of a Triple Chocolate Banana Milkshake.

As luck would have it, we were in the midst of spring break with no dance or school activities and within minutes our milkshake was in the works.  Making a few substitutions to avoid a trip to the store (mostly to get the milkshake done sooner), Liv substituted chocolate coconut milk ice cream for the pudding and decided to leave out the cocoa powder while adding additional chocolate syrup.  I've recently been informed that one really can not have too much chocolate syrup (Though Liv and I are aware that some of our friends will disagree on this point...).

Blending the concoction took mere minutes and my Liv-in food stylist went to work while I set up the camera.  Carefully styling the whipped cream and adding a decorative slice of banana, Liv proclaimed the shot ready as she lovingly poured even more chocolate syrup over the top for an action food shot.  Having a stylist with an eye for detail make my job so much easier.

10 minutes into the shoot, the milkshake was somewhat melty and the whipped cream began to droop, but Liv dug in without hesitation and proclaimed Miss Rachel's treat a true winner.


Triple Chocolate Banana Milkshakes
Serves 2
 
1 1/4 C fat free milk (we used rice milk)
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/2 C chocolate ice cream (we used chocolate coconut milk ice cream)
3 Tbs chocolate syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
whipped cream (we used the can kind!)

Place milk, bananas, ice cream, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract in a large glass measuring cup or in a blender. Blend (in blender or in measuring glass with an immersion blender) until smooth and creamy. Line two glasses with a bit of chocolate syrup and distribute milkshakes in said glasses. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle with a little more chocolate syrup.  Add a banana slice for garnish.







27 comments:

  1. Holy cow. THIS is a milkshake. Wowza

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  2. oh I am thrilled that you made this and enjoyed it! It has become my favorite treat lately and I love that I can enjoy it totally guilt-free! You really made it so beautifully!

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  3. The photo in the group is the action shot, knowing Liv's hand is holding that bottle of syrup. I love it.

    I'll bet Dudette would be all over this milkshake. Like you guys, she's all over the chocolate thing.

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  4. Ummmmm because it's healthier...can I have four? Looks sinfully delicious!

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  5. These look amazing! I can hardly wait to make them. Wonderful SRC choice.

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  6. you are hands down amazing my friend! Those Triple Chocolate Banana Milkshakes look out delicious and wonderful...

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  7. ummm...wow...that's about all i can say. my kids would have a field day over this.

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  8. It's 88 degrees in Utah today--this does look refreshing! Perfect SRC pick.

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  9. Yum-OH! I need a live-in food stylist...want to send Liv to San Antonio for a month this summer to help me out? This is perfection to me: chocolate and banana...and ice cream. Hell yeah!

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  10. Very pretty! I love the pics. the milkshake looks like I should be able to grab it off the page, which I would do if I could! Sounds and looks delicious!!!

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  11. Will your food stylist give consults? The milkshake looks completely decadent, especially with all that careful styling and drizzling of chocolate syrup!

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  12. Your photos are so stunning it is hard to breathe - look at that chocolate syrup!
    I know who to ask if I want a thicksahake for sure :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. This looks absolutely delicious! Love that you chose this awesome triple threat for SRC!

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  14. I need a Liv-in food stylist like Liv! She did a wonderful job - can I borrow her sometime? If so, please ask her to bring one of these yummy banana milk shakes along - that would have to be part of her job description at The Café! :)

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  15. So much chocolate! So much delicious on this page right now, my eyes can't take it!

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  16. Wow..I am drooling over that, Kim! So worth trying! Thanks for sharing my friend and have a wonderful evening!

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  17. I love this was a family project. (I wish I had a live-in food stylist!) :)

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  18. Oh wow does this look good!!! Super yummy!

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  19. Everything about this milkshake is calling my name!

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  20. I only know few people that don't care much for chocolate, but there's no such thing as too much chocolate!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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  21. Im long out of my pre-teen years and I would have been standing over your shoulder asking for this one too! This looks amazing!

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