Sad, sad day here at Olivia’s Cuisine. My brother – who was living with me for the past 4 months – went back to Brazil yesterday! :( He was here studying for the GMAT and his program finished, so he’s going back to work for a few months (or years) and then maybe come back for his MBA. And now I’m alooooneeee… (With my husband! But with no brother!) Add that to the fact that I’m terrible at goodbyes. Like really, really bad! Which is funny, because being someone that has her whole family hundreds of miles away, I have to go through goodbyes several times a year.
Also, to make everything worse, I broke my Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment! :( So no homemade ice cream for me until I buy another…
As I’m not one to dwell on sadness for too long, I decided to kick the sadness away with the only way I knew how: drinking milkshakes! I’m like 99.9% certain that whoever invented milkshakes was having a bad day. It was like: “God, I’m so miserable! How can I get better? Hmmm… I’m going to blend this ice cream into a semi liquid form and drink a bunch of it and feel happy again!”. Seriously… Have you ever seen someone sad while drinking a milkshake?
Since I needed a major mood lifter, I choose to make the best kind ever: Banana Nutella Milkshake. With the most important word being: NUTELLA! That delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that I’m sure comes from heaven. God himself prepares it, packages and sends it to make mankind life more bearable. And I’m sure that when you die and go to Heaven, there’s unlimited free Nutella for you ’til the end of eternity. Oh, and it’s calorie free! (In heaven, not in real life, unfortunately…)
So it goes like this: 2 bananas, some Nutella (I go with 4 Tbsp because the Nutella has to be the star of the show!), 1 cup of vanilla ice cream (I simply can’t understand the people that don’t put any ice cream in their milkshakes…) and 1 cup of milk. Oh, wait a second!
*Goes to the fridge, opens it and realizes there’s only a little bit of milk left because her husbands drinks milk as if it were water!*
*Sees the heavy cream*
*Bulb lights on her head, like a cartoon*
*Pours the heavy cream into the blender with the other ingredients!*
*Blends everything. Drinks. Falls on the floor and hugs herself out of happiness!!!!*
So now I “invented” the best thing ever! 2 bananas, some Nutella (4 Tbsp), 1 cup of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 cup of milk! The most delicious and decadent milkshake EVER! A little thicker than usual, though. So if you don’t like that just add 1/2 more cup of milk, making 1 cup total. Or omit the heavy cream.
You can serve your milkshakes with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup to decorate! :)
P.S. The secret to a good milkshake is a good blender. I use and recommend a Kitchen Aid 5 Speed Diamond Blender! It is one of my most useful appliances.
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 4 Tbsp Nutella
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- Whipped Cream to decorate (optional)
- Hersheys chocolate syrup to decorate (optional)
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