I'm a big fan of shakes made of frozen banana "ice cream" and nut milk. Almond milk is lovely in these shakes, Brazil nut milk is better still, but I've just discovered the hands-down winner: hazelnut milk.
Although this is incredibly quick and simple to make (we are talking under five minutes), you'll need a well-stocked raw kitchen that includes a high-speed blender, a food processor with the "S" blade fitted, and a supply of peeled bananas in your freezer. Here's how you do it:
- Several hours before you want to make this recipe, measure out half a cup of hazelnuts and then fill the remainder of the cup with water.
- When you're ready for your shake, remove two bananas from the freezer and place in bowl of food processor so they defrost a little before you process them.
- Pour away the soak water and blend the hazelnuts with a cup of fresh water.
- Strain the mixture using a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag so you have a creamy milk and no "bits". Pour the milk back into the blender jug.
- Process the frozen bananas until they are whipped into an ice-cream-like texture. This may take about two minutes, and the mixture may go grainy first, but keep processing and those bananas will morph into something that looks and feels like "Mr Whippy".
- Spoon this mixture into the blender with the hazelnut milk and blend until you have a cold, thick, creamy - and praliney, thanks to the hazelnuts - shake.
- Pour into a tall glass and drink through a straw.