Russian Season


Russian, Eastern European and international cuisine brought to you by a mother and a daughter

Almost Valentine’s Milk Shake

Banana Milk Shake

We didn’t really mean this banana milk shake as a Valentine’s Day treat. The idea was born because we had read that one should enter the Year of White Tiger with something made of milk on the table. So we thought of this sweet, lip-smacking banana milk shake with egg liqueur flavour, decorated with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. This looked pretty much like a Valentine’s Day cocktail too!

But, that’s not all. I mean, not all special occasions for today. This year, the great holiday of Russian Maslenitsa falls on February 14th as well!! Maslenitsa symbolizes the end of winter (*cough*… it’s still snowing here) or at least it gives you some hope that winter is coming to its end! - and it opens the long Lent which precedes the Orthodox Easter. On Maslenitsa, you eat loads of pancakes (blinis)! My Mum made a huge stack of Tsar blinis, which I’ve taken photos of and which I’ll be talking about in my next post. So, we had those exclusive Tsar blinis with red caviar and a selection of home-made jams, and crowned the dinner with a milk shake that should help us gain the White Tiger’s favour.

Let’s see what the Tiger brings us!

Banana Milk Shake


3 ripe bananas
1/2 l milk, chilled
80 g egg liqueur sauce
100 ml cream, chilled
3 tsp sugar + more sugar to taste
Chocolate shavings

Serves 4


Peel the bananas and crash them with a fork. Add milk, egg liqueur sauce and blend the cocktail using a blender. Check is you need to add any sugar: your liqueur sauce might be very sweet so you wouldn’t need to sweeten the mix. Ours was sweet, but we still added a couple of teaspoons sugar. Leave the milk shake to chill.
Beat the cream with 3 tablespoons sugar until firm.
Serve the milk shake in tall glasses, topped with whipped cream and decorated with chocolate shavings.

Banana Milk Shake

Banana Milk Shake

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Category: Beverage



Print This Post Print This Post

42 Responses

  1. Anna says:

    That looks lip- smacking and the shaved chocolate was a nice addition.

  2. Oh the shake looks great! Now I’m craving it. :)

  3. ks sunflower says:

    Just discovered your blog today!So glad I did!

    It has an attractive layout with great photography, has great commentary that teaches while it entertains, and has the ability to inspire others to enjoy the joy and creativity that cooking and baking together provides.

    I’ve bookmarked your blog and sent its URL to my daughter because I know she will enjoy it as well.

    I am excited to spend time exploring all the recipes and trying them out over time.

    Thanks for investing the time and energy into producing such a delightful blog!

  4. Alina says:

    Anna, Sook, thank you very much! So nice of you!
    ks sunflower, oh really?! I can’t believe this is about our blog:) Well thank you :) Unfortunately I’ve been too busy lately to write as often as I would like to, but I promise I’ll be back sooner or later. I’m really happy to hear our blog can bring inspiration to our readers!

  5. Which is it. There’s just that one key to be found, meaning you’ll have to delve into the software program
    whenever you want to adjust volume.

  6. BookBook for apple ipad is designed to keep your iPad safe and secure when you shuttle it from place to place.

  7. Camera: The iPhone 6 In addition adds optical image stabilization (OIS) to the same camera the iPhone six uses.

  8. Come on man it’s not like I want to be at Planet It’s the only gym close enough to walk to and i’m 2 miles

Leave a Reply


Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.


Follow russianseason on Twitter


Our Flickr Photostream

ChurchkhelaWhite TulipsBaked Millet BarMillet BarsGreen and YellowCottage Cheese Apricot BunCottage Cheese Apricot BunPetushki LollpipopsChocolate Butter

Baking on Foodista