Banana Pudding Milkshake

My grandmother was a walking-talking hand book of the rules and regulations of proper etiquette.

Don’t slouch, elbows off the table, sit with your legs crossed….

As a child my life mission was to defy every single rule…

Many years ago, well before we all became digitally dependent upon location and status updates and actually interacted with one another face to face. My grandmother and I went to visit the new neighbors that just moved in down the street. As a child, the importance of getting to know people was often overshadowed by what I considered boring conversations. But it was imperative that Granny know everyone even if you didn't necessarily want her to know you. As an adult, I now see the importance of this but I also believe the proper visiting etiquette would be to call ahead to let them know you're coming.


This one particular time while visiting we stayed a for quite a while. Chatting (being 9 years old..I listened to chatting) and laughing… I thought to myself… Granny seems to really like this lady. They shared stories and talked about interesting happenings going on in town. When we got home, my Aunt Mabel stopped by to ask about the new family that moved to the area. My grandmother said they were  
“just ok, nothing to rave about” 

Huh? Granny you were laughing with the woman.. I asked what made her “just ok”?

“We were there for almost an hour and not once did she offer us anything to drink, which is rule #1!”

I realized that I have never offered y'all anything to drink on this here blog, clearly I am still acting like my childhood self by trying to test the limits to Granny's rules on proper etiqutte procredures…

so forgive me…

how about this…

Banana Pudding Milkshake

You might need these:

2 large bananas
1/4 cup whole milk (you can substitute if need be.. I also tried this using almond milk..tasty)
1 pint french vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Using a blender, combine bananas,milk, ice cream, and vanilla until smooth.. stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides.

Divide between 2 glasses and garnish with whipping cream, a few Nilla Wafers and sprinkle with nutmeg.

This is my daughters favorite milkshake.. and since they don't take but a second to make, it is always a top request menu item in the southern girl's kitchen.