I love smooth and soft ice cream that's just about to melt! I came up with a milk shake recipe and many variations to re-create this taste but in a low calorie formula. It tastes just like ice cream even without fresh cream!
The banana should be at least this ripe with a reasonable number of spots. Peel it and cut in rounds and freeze. Blend all ingredients together with a hand mixer or food processor and it's ready! It's also delicious when you add cinnamon or vanilla essence!
Here I added 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder! It's a shake that tastes like chocolate ice cream.
Here I added 1 tablespoon of powdered green tea (or matcha). If you are using matcha, you can adjust the amount to your taste. It turned out slightly bitter but also sweet and delicious.
I mixed in Milo instead of instant coffee. Small children can also drink this. To get the coffee taste, I always use Milo.
Story Behind this Recipe
Thanks to everyone's delicious smoothie recipes, I got to know how great frozen bananas are. I love ice cream and wanted to come up with a recipe to re-create a low calorie smoothie that tastes like melting ice cream!
If you are using a hand mixer, mix the powder and condensed milk first then add milk to prevent the powder from flying all over the place. Finally, add the frozen bananas. The banana tends to blend in faster when you add it after powder is mixed with milk. A convenient way to use up leftover bananas that are ripening too quickly for you is to cut each one into rounds and freeze them. In the summer, we always have frozen bananas! This milk shake is also delicious with instant coffee, kinako powder and ground sesame.