Remember three months ago when everyone was making banana bread all the time? And then how we all got tired of that and decided to put our very ripe bananas in the freezer and dismantle white supremacy instead?Well, here’s something to do with those frozen bananas. Throw ‘em in a blender with a couple big scoops of vanilla ice cream, a hefty dose of malted milk powder and some milk and blitz until super thick and banana-y and malty and luxurious.Yes, luxurious–what else would you call something this rich and smooth? The creamy banana-vanilla flavor is only deepened by the addition of malted milk powder. So good.
Oh, and when I say these Banana Malts are thick, I mean it. You could probably stand a spoon in one if you really wanted to. I only didn’t do that because I wanted to drink a malt more than I wanted to defy gravity.Now, I know not everyone loves malted milk powder, but I do. This is the third malted milkshake recipe on this site and I have little doubt that there will be more to come, maybe even this summer. But again, I know not everyone is a malted milk powder fan girl like me. Feel free to leave it out, or try my Caramelized Banana Milkshakes!Either way, don’t forget the whipped cream and cute straws.
makes 2 small milkshakes
2 large very ripe bananas, frozen
1 1/3 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup malted milk powder
3/4 cup milk (I used whole), or to preference
Slice bananas into chunks. Add to a high-powered blender along with vanilla ice cream, malted milk powder and milk. Put on the lid and blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the container as necessary.
Divide between 2 small glasses and garnish with whipped cream and banana slices, if desired. Enjoy immediately.