Thursday, August 23, 2012

{Lightened} Caramelized Brown Sugar-Banana Milkshake

DID THAT TITLE GET YOUR ATTENTION??? 

Oh YUMMMMMMEEEEEEE....

This is easy and so tasty. Hope you'll try it soon. 

I found the recipe in our local newspaper and HAD to try it. 

Sweet, Creamy & Tasty!
CARAMELIZED BROWN-SUGAR BANANA MILKSHAKE
(Serves 2 - recipe can easily be cut in half for 1)

1 Tb. butter
(I used Smart Balance)
2 Tb. brown sugar
(I used 1 Tb. brown sugar splenda)
2 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
2 c. (2%) milk
1 c. vanilla ice cream
(we love Carb Smart)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt

In medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Sprinkle in brown sugar and stir until bubbling. 

Add bananas, then reduce heat to low and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, or until evenly browned.  Use a spatula to carefully turn bananas and brown on other side for another 2 - 3 minutes. 

Remove skillet from heat and let cool for 15 minutes. 
(this is the hardest part!=)

Once bananas have cooled, use spatula to scrape them and any liquid and caramelized bits from the skillet into the blender. Add milk, ice cream, cinnamon and salt.  Puree until very smooth. 

Even with reduced sugar/fat ingredients, it was still VERY yummy-licious!

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