Friday, May 17, 2013

Banana-Rama Coffee Milkshake

It's spring and summer is right around the corner!  Are you ready?  Summer sun. BBQ's. Trips to the lake. Vacation at the beach. Camping.  Baseball games, etc. It will all be here before ya know it!  With all those fun activities comes the hot summer sun, as well.  And while there are many ways to try to stay cool and beat the heat; slurping down milkshakes, smoothies and icees is at the top of my list.  There's nothing better that a cold, ice cold drink to help cool you down on a hot summer day.
I love ice cream, and I have just as big of a weakness for coffee.  I don't wake up and want coffee each and every morning, I wake up and neeeeeeed coffee every morning.  If I haven't had my coffee you can pretty much render me useless.  My mind doesn't start functioning until it's had some "go juice"!  I know there are a lot of you out there that feel my pain and are in the exact same boat.
Since I have a deep down love (and need) for these two things, when I saw this shake on Shugary Sweets it was a no brainer that I was going to make it.  I knew I HAD to make it sooner rather than later.  Two of my weaknesses coming together to make one incredible milkshake?  I think so...count me all in!
I absolutely love this combination; a little coffee, some ice cream, chocolate...you know I love chocolate, and a banana.  A smooth, thick, creamy milkshake with that strong, bold coffee taste that is quickly cut but the sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream with hints of banana and chocolate in every sip.  It's the perfect treat to cool down, and the perfect pick-me-up for the hot summer afternoons that are sure to be here soon.

Banana-Rama Coffee Milkshake
Ingredients:

1 1/2 Strong brewed coffee, room temperature
2 Cups vanilla ice cream
1 Large, frozen banana
1/4 Cup chocolate syrup, divided
Fresh whipped cream
5-6 Ice cubes

Directions:

Combine coffee, ice cream, banana, 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and ice in a blender and blend to combine, until smooth.  Pour into 2 large glasses, top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and garnish with a banana slice.

Recipe source: Shugary Sweets originally from Eight O'Clock Coffee

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