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Banana Cardamom Milkshake

June 20, 2011
Photo by Bobbi Lin
Author Notes

Recently, I got an email from my friend Alexandra. She was planning to make banana pudding for a party over the weekend and wondered if I thought it was a good idea to add some cardamom. I enthusiastically gave her two thumbs up, and then proceeded to obsess over the idea for the next few days. Banana and cardamom seemed like such a winning combination -- I knew there must be other ways to put it to good use. After some thought, and inspired in part by our Soda Fountain contest, I decided to try making a banana cardamom milkshake. Happily, it didn't disappoint. Feel free to adjust the cardamom to your taste, as well as the milk to ice cream ratio -- I went for a shake that's not too thick, reminiscent of a smoothie but richer. —Merrill Stubbs

  • Makes 1 large milkshake, or two smaller shakes
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 2 scoops good vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Seeds from 4 cardamom pods, crushed
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Directions
  1. Chill a tall glass. Blend everything together and serve with a wedge of lime or chunk of banana.

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