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I’m filing this under the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that category.

This recipe for a banana cardamom milkshake was posted by Merrill on the Food52 blog today and seems like another great entrée to summer. Better, even, than the bubble tea I’ve been drinking all week from Saint’s Alp (that’s not a typo by the way).

Made with vanilla ice cream, whole milk, cardamom pods, banana, and lime, this would make for a refreshing dessert or afternoon pick-me-up. Heck, I’d even try it for breakfast.

Banana Cardamom Milkshake

1 large banana, ripe but not brown, and peeled
2 scoops of good vanilla ice cream
1/2 c whole milk
Juice of 1/2 lime
Seeds from 4 cardamom pods, crushed

Chill a tall glass. Blend everything together and serve with a wedge of lime or chunk of banana.

Makes 1 large milkshake or two smaller shakes.

And don’t think I haven’t considered adding peanut butter.