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

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!

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.

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

Scrappy was disappointed. The little bellies were definitely not.

Are you a milkshake fan?

Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshake

Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshake

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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


  1. 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.
  2. Serve immediately.


Monday 12th of December 2011

Banana and chocolate are two of my favorite flavors, and they work so well together. I can't wait to try this shake!

Anne B.

Wednesday 11th of May 2011

I'm following you on twitter.

Anne B.

Wednesday 11th of May 2011

I gave Sarah's Cucina Bella a Thumbs Up on Babble's Top 100 Food Mom Blogs.

Anne B.

Wednesday 11th of May 2011

I like both Sarah's Cucina Bella and Hellman's on Facebook.

Anne B.

Wednesday 11th of May 2011

My favorite sandwich is a grilled vegetable sandwich on focaccia. It has grilled zucchini, eggplant, portobello mushrooms and provolone. It's so good!

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