Ahh, wisdom teeth extraction.
This is the life.
Just when y’all thought my life was back to normal…
Ha. Here I sit on the couch-
ice pack strapped around my head, gauze puffing up my cheeks.
Thankfully, though, I can find solace in this:
Banana Pudding Milkshake
These have made the pain allllmost bearable. Almost.
I first tried one of these magical concoctions at the ripe ole age of twelve at a Krystal stop on the way to the beach. Since then, Chick-fil-a and Zaxby’s (and Sonic, sort of)
have picked up the seasonal favorite.
I’ve been dying for one, and my version packs in all of the flavors of the traditional Southern favorite without all the calories that are often packed into fast food milkshakes.
The secrets to the madness which makes these banana pudding milkshakes specifically (rather than just plain banana) are these:
nilla wafers and dry vanilla pudding mix
praise The Lord
Enough with the staring. Let’s learn how to do this, shall we?
It’s very simple, really. Here are your ingredients (minus milk and pudding mix, because I think I was still a little delusional while photographing this. Ahh, food blogging):
First you mix a splash of milk with a little pudding mix in your blender. Then you add in the rest of your ingredients- ice cream, nilla wafers, and, of course, bananas. Blend until your milkshake has reached desired consistency.
I use Edy’s Slow Churned Ice Cream because, well, it’s the best.
Anyway, by using reduced fat ice cream, skim milk, sugar free vanilla pudding mix, and reduced fat nilla wafers, you save yourself precious calories without losing any of that beautiful banana pudding taste. Pretty nifty, ‘eh?
Banana Pudding Milkshake
makes one large or two small milkshakes
1 cup (about 2.5 scoops) lowfat vanilla ice cream
1/2-whole banana, depending on your banana affinity
4-6 reduced fat nilla wafers
2-3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla pudding mix
nilla wafer crumbs, optional for topping and layering
whipped cream, optional for topping
1. Combine milk and vanilla pudding mix in a blender for a few seconds, until thoroughly mixed.
2. Add in all other ingredients (except for optional toppings) and liquefy until desired consistency is reached.
As you can see, this is a very versatile recipe that can be adapted according to your taste. You could add more banana for a greater banana taste or more nilla wafers for a buttery cookie flavor or more pudding mix to enhance the puddingness or… you get the picture. :)
Try this soon! And you don’t even have to lose your wisdom teeth to do it. :)