As the leaves begin to turn colors and fall and the temperatures start to drop, Pinterest becomes flooded with lovely pictures of and recipes for hot, comforting drinks ~ 'tis the season!
...and while I enjoy a nice warm cup (of hot water...don't laugh...it's my favorite!) in front of the fireplace as much as the next person, sometimes, even in fall and winter I just want an ice cream smoothie. My daughter recently whipped these up and while the directions are very basic, it just looked and tasted too yummy not to share!
I would say that I am giving you the recipe, but I am not a precise cook, I am more of an eyeball chef. I wing a lot of my measurements and add things to taste. This smoothie/milkshake concoction is no exception. So what you are actually getting from me today is a smoothie suggestion, if you will! Either way, I hope you enjoy as much as we did!
Oreo Banana Milkshake Smoothie
In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream (several big scoops), one small container of vanilla yogurt, a banana, two Oreos (or three or four) and a decent splash of milk. Turn the blender on high and mix until creamy. Pour it into the glass of your choice and add whipped cream and one more Oreo on top! If it isn't sweet enough already (trust me ~ it is!), you can top it off with some chocolate sprinkles!
If you would like to make it a bit healthier, you can leave out the Oreos (or keep them in) and add a few strawberries, blueberries and/ or raspberries and a couple of tablespoons of honey. Of course, there are a million smoothie variations and they are all over Pinterest, too! I bet those pins all lead to real recipes to boot!
Well, bona fide recipe or not, our little afternoon snack gave us a quick reason to smile, even if we did all have to put on an extra sweater when were done! It was a super easy, tasty, sweet treat that made everyone around here happy...especially since mom got to do all the clean up! That warmed me right up! ;)
So tell me, is my smoothie suggestion during hot cider season like wearing white after Labor Day?
(Don't tell my mother, but sometimes, I do that, too..shhh)
*This is not a paid or sponsored post. We just really like Oreos! :)
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