Bobby Flay’s Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshakes (and a Giveaway!)

Banana Chocolate Crackle Milkshake

Who likes milkshakes? This girl! While I have never been a fan of those triple thick, can’t get it up a straw, milkshakes (hello, tummy ache!), I am a huge fan of the slightly thinner, creamy, cold variety. And this year, I finally learned how to make ’em. Thanks to Bobby Flay.

Earlier this year, Shawn bought me a copy of Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Shakes and Fries, which is a great book — and perfect if you want to learn to make a mean burger, killer shake or … perfect fries. So it was using that book that I conquered my inability and started making awesome shakes. But just for me. Until today, I never shared.


I was practicing!

Banana Chocolate Crackle Milkshake

Today’s milkshake was Bobby Flay’s Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshakes from that cookbook. It’s a rich, creamy milkshake that isn’t too thick. It has the perfect balance of vanilla and banana, and is dotted with smooth bits of milk chocolate. It’s divine. And making it? It takes all of five minutes and just a few ingredients. Easy as it comes.

I tested the milkshake this afternoon while the kids were at school. Oh, it was good. So, seeing as I had extra ingredients, I decided to surprise my kids with shakes of their own when they got home from school.

drinking milkshakes

I think they liked them. Seeing as there was nothing left when they were done.


Scrappy went for a look ...

Scrappy was disappointed. The little bellies were definitely not.
Are you a milkshake fan?

Click through and scroll all the way down for a chance to win a signed copy of Bobby Flay’s cookbook.

Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshake
serves 2 (8 oz portions)
Recipe from Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes

1/4 cup whole milk
1 large very ripe banana, peeled and cut into quarters
1 2/3 packed cups vanilla bean ice cream
1 oz milk chocolate, melted and still warm

Add the milk and banana to the blender and blend briefly, for about 5 seconds, leaving the mixture still chunky. Add the ice cream and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. With the blender running on low, drizzle in the milk chocolate. It will harden on contact, leaving little bits of sweet, smooth chocolate all throughout.

Serve immediately.

Now, who wants to win a signed copy of Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes?

Giveaway Closed!

Congrats to Lynda, the winner of this cookbook.

Disclosure: The prize for this giveaway was provided by Hellman’s because of my affiliation with their Club Sandwich program. That didn’t influence the content of this post. In fact, I already owned a copy of this book and made the shake from my own (sadly unsigned) copy. Hellman’s gave me two signed copies, but I already gave one away to the biggest Bobby Flay fan in my family, leaving one for this contest. That is all.


  1. Sheila Burke says

    Favorite sandwich is called a “Torpedo”, served at The New Yorker Delicatessen in Roanoke, VA…It has Ham, Bologna, Salami, & Cheddar on an 8″ Sub Roll, toasted, with lettuce & mayo and a dill pickle spear! Yum!!

  2. Nikki Prothro says

    My favorite sandwich is one I got at a little artisan bread store when I was living in Atlanta. Its rye bread, fresh mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomato mayo, red onion and roast beef. It made me feel like such a city girl to go there, have a sandwich and coffee and watch the people. So now that I’m back at home in Iowa, whenever I crave that “city girl” that I know still lives inside…I break out the bread and all the fixins’ and in no time, I’m back in Atlanta again! =0)

  3. says

    * 2 slices whole wheat bread
    * 1 dab of mango chutney, spread on one piece of bread
    * Dijon mustard, spread on the other piece of bread
    * a few thin slices of turkey
    * 2 slices of cheese
    * 1/3 of an avocado spread across the top

    Butter the tops of the bread and grill a few minutes in a Panini grill. Of course, you could also just make it however you normally make grilled cheese sandwiches.

  4. Shannon Tuttle says

    My favorite sandwich hails from avventura deli in Waterbury. Simple but perfect, their turkey club panini with the addition of fresh pesto is to die for. Top quality ingredients on fresh baked ciabatta, can’t beat it!

  5. Shannon Tuttle says

    And I already like you on facebook!
    Like for hellmans too!

    2 bonus entries, maybe I really want that cookbook, eh? Haha

  6. Stephanie says

    The Greek Salad Sandwich with Creamy Lemon Dressing over at Hellman’s website might be a new fave!

  7. Toni Abrego says

    I love a good chicken salad sandwich and I’m talking about the ones that do it like tuna with relish..ick…I’m talking, apples, celery, maybe some pecans…..yeah…yum.

  8. says

    Although my favorite sandwich (grilled, marinated eggplant, hummus…) is from a local cafe, I’d like to try the Greek Salad Sandwich with Lemon Dressing, because frankly, anything Flay is fantastic.

  9. angies says

    My favorite sandwich has always been a club sandwich. Pretty boring, but you can’t go wrong with it!

  10. says

    Pan con Lechon is my favorite sandwich. Translates to Bread with pork. Cuban bread and delicious juicy shredded pork seasoned Cuban style. Some places throw pork rinds on top for crunch. Oh and there’s always caramelized onions. *sigh*

  11. Tamara B. says



  12. Tamara B. says

    I Like both Sarah’s Cucina Bella and Hellman’s on Facebook
    (Tamara Bennington)

  13. Tamara B. says

    I Gave Sarah’s Cucina Bella a Thumbs Up on Babble’s Top 100 Food Mom Blogs #30


  14. Lynda says

    One of my favorite sandwiches is Curried Tuna on whole grain bread. I add curry powder to taste, light mayonnaise (Hellmann’s, of course), a little chopped celery, and some sliced almonds. I do a similar thing with chicken salad, but I also add some diced apple.

  15. says

    My favorite sandwich is one I’ve had to recreate from Max & Erma’s because they don’t have it on their menu anymore *cry*. It’s a roast beef and brie sandwich. I just use roast beef and brie and a little bit of mustard and romaine on a homemade honey wheat. So good!

  16. says

    My favorite sandwich is when I use the leftovers from my husband’s BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon leftovers with Mayo & green onions and ultimately sourdough bread to make this sandwich… I look forward every time to come in to work to enjoy it!

  17. Stacey says

    My favorite sandwich is a Muffaletta. They have all the qualitites of lots of my favorite foods.

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