It’s been a while since my last post, but now I’m back. Well, I have been learning to bake and the best way I learn – Bake it yourself! Cooking is fun but sometimes it’s like a laboratory measuring, testing etc. That requires a lot of patience!
So, yesterday I thought of making a refreshing drink. The best part is it requires very little effort and time. All it takes is a few ingredients, blend it together and top with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. While the Greek yogurt adds protein, its creamy and tasty. This is my first topping on a drink and it got me instantly excited. It tasted great! Not too sweet which I always enjoy.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Appliance needed: Electric Blender, Hand mixer
Banana – 2 medium
Greek yogurt – 3/4 cup, (I used farmers union Greek yogurt)
Cold milk – 1 cup
Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Ice cubes as required
For the whipped cream
Whipping cream – 1/2 cup (keep this in the fridge until you’re ready to use)
Powder Sugar – 1 tbsp (Icing sugar will do)
1. In a blender, mix banana, yogurt, milk, vanilla essence, ice. Blend until smooth.
2. Remove the whipping cream from the refrigerator. Using a hand mixer whip the cream in a bowl (you can also use your hand to whip: use very very cold cream with a nice whisk).
3. Begin whipping initially on low speed at 1 and gradually increase to higher speed. In 2 – 3 minutes time it will form soft peaks.
4. Divide the shake between 2 glasses.
Scoop a tablespoon full of the whipped cream and top the banana shake. Top with nutella or any chocolate syrup desired. Enjoy!
*I prefer less sweet. You can add more sugar if required.
*You can combine ice cream for more creamy flavor and use almond milk instead of plain milk.