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Banana Split Milkshake: Elevating Recipes with Coffee-Mate

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I really, truly cannot believe the 4th of July is right around the corner. As I have mentioned many times before, I love love love this time of year. I love all things Americana and being able to celebrate our freedom in the summer just adds to the nostalgia. Hot summer days, ice cream, pool parties, lemonade stands, streets lined with American flags… it just doesn’t get much better than that for me! The 4th of July just brings out the kid in me and I wanted to make an extra special treat mixing two American classics: milkshakes and banana splits! That’s right I made these banana split milkshakes but to elevate it to the next level, I used french vanilla Coffee-Mate instead of milk to give it an extra rich, decadent touch!

 Banana Split MilkshakeBanana Split Milkshake, vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh bananas, Coffe-Mate french vanilla creamer and whipped cream. Topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, banana slice and a cherry on top! #CMSalutingHeroes #shop

I made this extra special milkshake in honor of three special people in my life. My Father-in-law, my Grandfather-in-law and my Grandpa! They all served our country at one time and I wanted to make something special for them this 4th of July.

All three of these men hold a special spot in my life and I knew they would all love this yummy American classics rendition! When I was on my weekly shopping trip to Walmart, I was looking for something to really pump up my milkshake idea. I had to get some coffee creamer anyway because, let’s face it… I go through that stuff like water! When picking up my favorite flavor, french vanilla from Coffee-Mate I noticed they had this super cute new packaging for the summer.

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I’m a sucker for awesome packaging so I immediately grabbed my french vanilla flavor and on my way I went. I knew I had just got the perfect addition to my already stellar milkshake recipe!

Banana Split Milkshake, vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh bananas, Coffe-Mate french vanilla creamer and whipped cream. Topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, banana slice and a cherry on top! #CMSalutingHeroes #shop

Banana Split Milkshake
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups vanilla ice cream
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • ½ Cup Coffee-Mate, french vanilla (or milk)
  • ½ Cup whipped cream (or a 3 second spray)
  • Hot fudge, maraschino cherry, whipped cream, sprinkles for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add the ice cream, banana, Coffee-Mate (or milk) and whipped cream to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Top with hot fudge, more whipped cream, sprinkles, cherry and piece of banana. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is so simple, just throw the ingredients in the blender, mix until smooth, top with goodies and voila! Two American classics mixed into one ah-mazing dessert!

Banana Split Milkshake, vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh bananas, Coffe-Mate french vanilla creamer and whipped cream. Topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, banana slice and a cherry on top! #CMSalutingHeroes #shop

I really love the addition of the banana to the milkshake mix itself. It tastes like the best fresh banana ice cream ever! Then the addition of whipped cream, and don’t forget the french vanilla Coffee-Mate it just make it all the more rich and special.

Banana Split Milkshake, vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh bananas, Coffe-Mate french vanilla creamer and whipped cream. Topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, banana slice and a cherry on top! #CMSalutingHeroes #shop

You could even skip the toppings, but I think they are just too fun!

Banana Split Milkshake, vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh bananas, Coffe-Mate french vanilla creamer and whipped cream. Topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, banana slice and a cherry on top! #CMSalutingHeroes #shop

Yummy, I can’t wait to serve these at our Independence day get together! It would also be soooo cute to serve it in little shot glasses!!

Banana Split Milkshake, vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh bananas, Coffe-Mate french vanilla creamer and whipped cream. Topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, banana slice and a cherry on top! #CMSalutingHeroes #shop

So, what do you think? Is this something you and your military heroes will enjoy?? And, from the bottom of this lil bloggers heart, thank you so much for all you do if you are serving, have served or will serve for this amazing country!

Some exciting news about Coffee-Mate and what they are doing to support our heroes:

Nestle Coffee-Mate is proud to sponsor with Operation Homefront, and their contribution helps provide a wide range of support for military families. Now available only at Walmart from Memorial Day through Independence find, you can find their specially decorated stars and stripes French Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors in liquid creamer and powdered creamer.

“‘Thank you for your service.’” — Coffee-Mate regarding their partnership with Operation Homefront

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13 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    June 12, 2014

    Mmmmmmmm yummy!! I love banana spitls 🙂
    I would love for you to share this at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ MamasBlogCentral.com 🙂 Have a great week!!

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    Bobbi says:
    June 12, 2014

    WOW! This looks great! I have used coffee creamer in my frosting before (soon to be published) and it does make some recipes even more awesomer 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Samantha K says:
    June 14, 2014

    I confess, I am also a sucker for awesome packaging! Those Coffee-mate bottles are just perfect and a great way to salute our military heroes. I can’t wait to try this banana split! It looks DELICIOUS! #client

  4. avatar
    June 14, 2014

    Oh my gosh…this looks ah.Mazing!! I love them in mason jars – perfect for summer! Pinning 🙂

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    Nichole says:
    June 17, 2014

    This is perfect for a warm Summer day! I banana split can always got the spot! My dad lovesss them so I’ll have to make this for him! Saying hi from the SITSgirls linkup!

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    June 17, 2014

    That looks awesome! And I love your “mug” too, hehe! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    Jen says:
    June 18, 2014

    That looks amazing!!! This is going on the summer “foods to try” list 🙂

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    danielle says:
    June 19, 2014

    I love a good milkshake – Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!

  9. avatar
    June 23, 2014

    I love using creamers in different ways. This looks like such an amazing milkshake…love the fudge drizzles all over the jar glass!!!

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    Megin says:
    June 23, 2014

    YUM, Dana! This look sooooo good and just in time for the Fourth of July, too!
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    Patti says:
    June 27, 2014

    That shake looks delicious. I want one. I bet you dont deliver, so I guess I have to wait until I get home so I can make my own.

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    Laurie says:
    July 22, 2014

    Oh my…. that looks nothing short of amazing!

    I would be honored to have you hop over and share with me at Tip Me Tuesday. {http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/no-bake-recipes-add-yours/}

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