I like to make this chilly chocolate-flavored coffee drink when friends stop by for a visit. I always double the recipe, however, because I know they'll come back for seconds. For a richer and creamier version, replace the milk with half-and-half cream. —Lauren Nance, San Diego, California
For a nutritious breakfast or snack on the go, try this hearty shake from Norma Gabriel of Mondovi, Wisconsin. "With the banana, yogurt and milk, it's quite filling," she says. "My husband, son and I all enjoy it."
"When the Winnipeg River beckons my visiting grandchildren each summer, they won't stop for breakfast," relates Helen Stine of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, "but they'll always make time for these nutritious banana shakes."
Just a few sips of this drink, with its rich almond flavor, will warm you up in a hurry. "I'm the food service manager for a Christian camp," relates Kaye Kirsch of Bailey, Colorado, "and it's a favorite each year at our Christmas party."
"This refreshing fruity slush really perks up the taste buds," notes Sue Jorgensen, Rapid City, South Dakota. "I have made it for Christmas, Valentine's Day, summer potlucks and other occasions, and there is seldom any left."
Carol Mead of Los Alamos, New Mexico shares her frothy cantaloupe shake. Fun, refreshing and perfect for breakfast or brunch, they are as delicious as they are easy. “They're perfect for a hot summer day,” Carol remarks. “They're reminiscent of the creamsicles I remember as a child.”
Shake up your breakfast - and surprise the family - by pouring tall glasses of this tasty blend instead of plain fruit juice or milk. I started planning theme breakfasts years ago when conflicting schedules made it difficult for us to have dinner together as a family.
-Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho