December 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Milkshake

Let's talk food-blogging in winter.

It's a pretty difficult task.

Without really paying attention or noticing what time of day you're cooking or baking, you end up with pictures like this.

Taking pictures of food has nothing to do with the food and everything to do with the lighting.  Even using such cool contraptions as Instagram doesn't really convey how good the food looks and tastes in real life.

So I leave for work in complete and utter darkness.  I come home around 4:30 and it's already dark again.

Getting a good picture of food on a weeknight is pretty impossible. 

So my options are two-fold:
1.  Save treats such as this decadent-tasting, delicious Peanut Butter Cookie Milkshake for the weekends.
2.  Take food to school and photograph it on my lunch break.

I'm going to go with the first one.

Oh, this is secretly healthy.  

Peanut Butter Cookie Milkshakes
makes 1 large or 2 small shakes

2 frozen ripe bananas (medium-sized)
1 cup of milk (you probably won't need it all + I used almond milk)
2 t. vanilla
3 T. peanut butter
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream or Cool Whip, optional
3-4 peanut butter cookies, crushed and divided

In a blender, mix the bananas, vanilla, peanut butter, and just enough milk to make it into a milkshake-consistency.  Add the 1 scoop of ice cream or Cool Whip just to thicken it up a bit (this is optional; I just prefer the creaminess it adds).  Add half of the crushed cookies and blend for another few seconds.

Pour into a glass and top with remaining cookies.

The reason I went with banana to make up most of the shake, instead of just ice cream, was because I'm always a bit put off by how much ice cream it takes to make a good milkshake.  Usually half the carton!  I don't know about you, but I'd rather eat my ice cream than drink it.

Shared at:
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday


  1. Since this is secretly healthy, I definitely need to try it! :)

  2. Looks yummy! I totally agree with you about lighting. Because of my little one, I usually don't get the "real" dinner completed until 7:30 .. forget about good pics! ...and I thought it was only me... hahaha

  3. Um, yes please. I heard "healthy" so that means I can have two. :)

  4. Yummy! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  5. Oh wow, this needs to be in my mouth right now!!

    Pinning and tweeting about it. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  6. This is such a great treat! What a yummy recipe! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come back next Saturday and share more of your incredible ideas! -The Sisters


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