Cooking With TechyDad: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshakes

Last year, I wrote about how I turned frozen bananas and dark chocolate peanut butter into a wonder ice cream.  I’ve made it quite a few times since then.  Anytime our bananas were looking too ripe, I’d peel them, break them into chunks, and toss them into the freezer.  Recently, I realized I had a problem.  We had too many bags of bananas in the freezer and not enough space to store a batch of ice cream.  What to do?

I thought over the problem and wondered if I could make it into a smoothie instead.  Only when I was done, I didn’t have a smoothie.  I had a milkshake.  What a wonderful surprise!

First, gather your ingredients.  You’ll need frozen bananas, milk, and dark chocolate peanut butter.  (I prefer Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter.)


Get your blender and toss in your bananas, milk, and dark chocolate peanut butter.


I put in one heaping spoonful of peanut butter for every 2 bananas, but didn’t measure the milk out.  Use your judgment.

When the ingredients are in, close the lid and puree them until smooth.


Now just pour into a glass…


… and drink …


… until it is all gone.


This is so quick and easy that I think the kids will be begging for it often.  I might mix this up and use regular peanut butter and add some strawberries (also sitting in the freezer) for a non-chocolaty version.