simple cookery: chocolate “milkshake”

Okay, so maybe not “cookery”, blendery?  This is really more of a summer time type refreshment, but the other day everyone was looking for a treat and I happened to have the ingredients for this quick, easy and satisfying little wonder, so we went for it, seasonal appropriateness be hanged!

This is completely dairy free, sugar free and all that good stuff and yet still somehow manages to remind me of the Wendy’s “frosty” of my youth.


frozen bananas

full fat canned coconut milk

cocoa powder

vanilla (optional)

And that’s it!  I never measure and pretty much just make it to taste, but as a general idea for five people we used around 6 bananas (I slice them up before freezing to make blending easier), 2 cans of coconut milk, a splash of vanilla and I’m really not sure how much cocoa powder!  Maybe a 1/4 cup?  If you want it sweeter, add more banana….more chocolatey? Add more cocoa.  Thinner?  More coconut milk.  Toss it all together and blend until really smooth.

Just a reminder: the next “Feeding Our Families” series starts on Monday!  There are several new bloggers joining us this month.  It should be pretty wonderful.


One thought on “simple cookery: chocolate “milkshake”

  1. Heather J.

    We were delighted with this delicious treat! It seems that I’m in a rush most of the time when I check the internet, but I wanted to stop and put words to the frequent “Thank You!”, “Yes, that’s exactly how I feel!”, “What a great idea!”, “That’s so beautiful!”, “Wow, there’s a real live family out there who lives much like we do!”, etc., etc. thoughts and feelings that I have every time I check your blog. I remember learning about MCS from your writings several years ago (2008 or 2009 I think) which helped me make the connection between the health issues our family deals with and the mold exposure from our old home that we had fixed up between 1998 and 2008. All these years later I find myself wishing that I could somehow return to you and your family everything that our family has received from your posts. From recipes to knitting and sewing to living with health challenges to ideas for our home schooling (I think my 3 sons are close in age to yours) to simply appreciating the beauty of family life and flowers, I really cannot thank you enough!

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