16 July 2013

Frozen Banana and Strawberry Milkshake


On a hot summery day like this, what better way to spend the afternoon than going strawberry picking for some fresh ripe strawberries to make your own ice cream milkshake?

This milkshake recipe uses frozen bananas that I put in the refrigerator last night- I was silly and put them in the freezer with their skins on and then wrestled to remove the skins when I took them out without snapping the bananas in half! Before you freeze the bananas, peel off the skins, chop into pieces and seal in a freezer bag.


  






To make the milkshakes, blend 1 frozen banana in a blender with a large handful of strawberries, 1tsp vanilla extract, 2 heaped tbsp vanilla ice cream and 200ml unsweetened almond milk. 




Blitz for about 2 minutes until smooth and then serve immediately in chilled glasses. 
The retro straws I use in my photos are from a really good little shop in Cambridge, Ark. 








13 comments:

  1. Ooo!!! I'm going strawb picking tomorrow and you've just got me overexcited with those first few photos!
    I've been freezing bananas like the world depends on it recently to make banana + choc icecream so I'll defo give this a go!!
    How did the color run go??
    Lottie xxx
    beautyandacookbook.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ohhh I'd love to have a go at that ice cream recipe! I'll freeze some more bananas now!
      The color run was great thank you- so much fun! I've still got bits of paint in my hair though!
      xxx

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  2. This looks delicious! I did exactly the same thing when I first froze bananas :-)

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  3. Love your pictures, love your berries, love the recipe, love everything about this. I have a frozen banana in the freezer, and I have a overabundance of strawberries right now.. guess what I'm making? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much Pamela- I hope you enjoy it! xx

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  4. Katie you have photographed those milkshakes SO perfectly I'm so impressed! They look to die for XX


    myuniyears.com

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    1. Thanks India- i'm still learning but its so lovely of you to say so! I hope your enjoying all this sunshine! xxx

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  5. Such beautiful photos, I'm loving the whole 'frozen fruit' thing and LOVING the new blog layout!

    Katie <3

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    1. Thanks Katie,I'm still trying to understand how all the settings work etc- so confusing! so glad you like it xx

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  6. Absolutely stunning photography! Your backyard looks gorgeous and so do those berries! And that milkshake! Looks like a perfect afternoon. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Allie! so glad my practice paid off! just in the garden now enjoying the sunshine, hope you're having a lovely week xx

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  7. I just had some ice cream with fresh strawberries and nutella over it. Can't get enough of this little fruit! Such lovely pictures =) hmm maybe I need to have some more strawberries now..

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog

    Xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x