These Bananas Foster Milkshakes are a special treat to be enjoyed by both young and old. We made this "kid friendly" version without the alcohol, but you can always indulge by adding it (I'll fill you in later). This idea has been in my head ever since my days of waiting tables when I made Bananas Foster table side, serving it over French vanilla ice cream. I've made Bananas Foster for Jackie to put on pancakes, and we've even created our own delicious Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.
If you haven't figured it out yet, I really love Bananas Foster and I am coaxing out the same passion in Jackie. She will try anything I make. She is incredible, always acting as "taste-tester" even when I try some very bizarre things. She has told me, on a few occasions, when she wasn't crazy about something I've made. This milkshake, however, is one that she raved about. Now it may not be healthy or good for you, but we all need a treat like this once in a while.
Now for the important part: remember when I said you can alcohol? Simply add an ounce of crème de banana and an ounce of dark rum to the banana mixture before blending. This is now the perfect adult milkshake, but be careful to pour the kids servings before adding this special "kick".
An indulgent, tasty milkshake that is worth the calories
- 2 bananas
- ¾ C brown sugar
- 4 TBSP butter
- 1 ounce crème de banana (optional)
- 1 ounce dark rum (optional)
- ½-1 C milk
- 3 C vanilla bean ice cream
- Whipped cream
- In a sauce pan, melt butter and add brown sugar, cooking over medium heat stirring often until sugar is dissolved. About 10 minutes
- Add sliced bananas and cook for another 3 minutes.
- **If adding alcohol, add crème de banana and dark rum.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool in refrigerator for 15 minutes
- In a blender, add ice cream and 1 cup of banana mixture and blend. Add milk as needed to desired consistency.
- If adding alcohol, you may use less milk.
- Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream.
- Garnish with brown sugar and serve.