These milkshakes are BANANAS.
I’d consider this recipe to be closer to a “frozen dessert” than a milkshake, I’m talkin blizzards, I’m talkin McFlurry’s… you know, the things that non-vegan dreams are made of, but that plant-based guys and gals know to stay 600 feet away from. Until now.
In all honesty, I don’t like to indulge myself in treats that come from large corporations so I had kind of forgotten that these types of cool & creamy desserts even existed.
It wasn’t until I was scrolling through the world wide web of food that I came across this indulgence that my younger self made sure was a part of his weekly routine.
This plant-based version comes free of corporate greed & includes a zero torture guarantee! The cows will thank you, and we think it tastes 100x better for it!
Growing up my nan always made sure to have a banana cream for me at any sort of holiday feast, this was my one request & I’ve never tasted any that compare.
My inspiration for this flavour was based around nostalgia & how very few times I get to visit home during the year. This was a small way for me to bring an indulgent piece of home to my new place in the big city!
You can take the base for this recipe and sub out the graham crackers and coconut cream for oreos, or mint & chocolate chunks, fresh berries, or any other classic blizzard flavour you can think of! The world is your … vegan … oyster!
and you’re done!
I don’t wanna hear any excuses as to why you couldn’t try out these quick and easy treats for yourself!
If you recreate our banana cream pie version of this recipe, or make a whole new take of your own make sure to tag us on instagram at @lavenderandlavish so we can see your awesome photos!
RECIPE: Makes 2 Milkshakes.
Coconut Whipped Cream
- 1/4 cup Coconut Cream
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Maple Syrup
Banana Milkshake Base
- 2 Frozen Bananas
- 1/2 Fresh Banana, sliced.
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- optional: 1 Graham Cracker, crushed. 1 tbsp Almond Butter.
5-10 minutes prep.
- Coconut Whipped Cream: using coconut cream that has been separated from the liquid in the fridge either for a few hours or overnight, you want to make sure that you’re using JUST the cream and not the liquid!! Brands that use Guar Gum as an emulsified will not separate so watch out for that. We usually buy just pure coconut cream to ensure it firms up nicely.
- Whip the coconut cream with a hand mixer just until the cream is light and fluffy.
- Add to this the maple syrup and vanilla, whip until fully combined and set in the fridge to firm into whipped cream.
- Done! How easy was that?
- Banana Cream Pie Milkshake: blend two frozen bananas in a high speed blender until they form an ice-cream like consistency.
- Add to this the vanilla and cinnamon, pulse to combine.
- Move this to a separate bowl and drizzle overtop a tbsp of almond butter, and crushed graham crackers. Push this into the ice cream, making sure not to over mix, you want those swirls of almond butter to stay intact!
- Time to assemble! We have been doing a layer of the banana ice-cream, followed by a layer of whipped cream, fresh bananas, and graham cracker, and repeat!!
- Top with more fresh bananas, cinnamon, coconut whip, and crushed graham crackers!