A dish of ice cream is always a welcome treat at our house, but when I want to make something my family and friends will go wild over, an extreme milkshake does the trick. There’s just something extra-special about milkshakes and Butter Pecan Bananas Foster Milkshakes seem almost elegant. This recipe has so many tastes and textures that delight and of course flaming anything seems exciting.
Butter, brown sugar, and banana add a rich layer to this wonderfully decadent dessert. Creamy organic milk gives it the perfect texture. Topping the confection with whipped cream and additional caramel and pecans…heavenly!
What makes it all even sweeter is Kroger has dramatically lowered prices on lots of items, most notably on milk. Less expensive means I’m more enamored of milkshakes than ever. Try this recipe; bet you will be, too.
It seems everyone likes to gather in the kitchen anyway, so be sure to give your crew a ring-side view while you prepare this delicious confection.
Don’t be intimidated by igniting the rum. It’s not much different than lighting a birthday candle on cake. Just remember the flame might shoot up some, so adjust your position.
An extreme milkshake that tastes divine, provides entertainment and isn’t extremely expensive? Now that’s exciting!
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rum
- 8 scoops butter pecan ice cream
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup Simple Truth Organic Milk
- caramel sauce
- pecan pieces
- Place mason jar in freezer 5-10 minutes*
- In large ramekin, pour caramel sauce about one inch deep. Put pecan pieces in a second ramekin.
- Take mason jar out of freezer. Dip rim in caramel and then into pecans. Return to freezer.
- In a small skillet, melt butter and brown sugar. Slice banana and add to pan. Let simmer 1-2 minutes. Pour in rum and stir. With a gas stove, tilt pan towards flame (away from you) to ignite rum. Otherwise, use a lit, long stick match and wave over the pan until rum ignites (be safe—the flame might shoot up).
- When pan has started to flame, turn off stove and let pan sit until fire burns out. Allow to cool slightly before adding to ice cream.
- In a blender, add ice cream, cooled bananas, and milk. Blend until smooth. Remove mason jar from freezer; pour milkshake to the rim. Top with whipped cream, caramel, and pecans.
- * I like to start with a cold glass just so the caramel doesn't run down the glass as much. It sort of freezes in place this way.