Fresh Fig and Banana Milkshake
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Fresh Fig and Banana Milkshake

This was a simple but lovely treat on an extremely hot summer afternoon.  I had been snacking away on my first figs of the season when I remembered the bag of frozen bananas in the freezer.  Combined with whole milk, fresh figs, and a touch of local honey, I had a feeling that one of those bananas would turn into a unique and delicious shake.  I was right.

Fresh Fig and Banana Milkshake

6 ounces whole milk
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
4 fresh mission figs, quartered (remove stem first)
1-2 teaspoons honey (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.  Serves two.

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27 Comments
  1. Stacy

    These sound great – I will have to start looking for fresh figs around here. You might want to pop over to my blog and link this great recipe up in today Meals on Monday post!

    5:11 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  2. Joanne

    I would never think to put figs in a milkshake but damn this looks good.

    6:30 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  3. 12th Man

    Haven’t bought figs in ages. Thanks for the reminder of their versatility.

    7:29 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  4. Georgia Pellegrini

    So are figs in season again now? I’m so confused by the west coast climate… I thought it was a fall thing! It’s clearly taking me a while to not think like an east coast gal.

    7:38 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  5. Nicole

    Georgia – Yes, we have figs now! I bought a small basket at the Farmer’s Market and by the next day I had offers from two friends who have full trees :-)

    8:14 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  6. sarah @ syrupandhoney

    I wouldn’t have thought to put figs in a milkshake but this sounds soooo delicious! I’m wishing we had fresh figs here.

    8:40 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  7. Maegan

    It seems like a coincidence that you posted this b/c I just made an apricot and banana milkshake just like your recipe (drinking right now). It WAS going to be a fig and banana milkshake, but I got scared. Will DEFINITELY try the figs now! I used plain Brown Cow yogurt, but whole milk sounds delicious. Keep em coming!

    4:19 pm  Jun 28th, 2010
  8. Callie Durbrow

    Yum, what a great recipe, I’ll definitely be trying it out. I love Figs! I would not have thought to use them in a milkshake, but together this seems like a perfect milkshake. Thank you for sharing!!

    5:22 pm  Jun 28th, 2010
  9. Naomi(onefitfoodie)

    i LOVE figs and have never tried them in a shake! what a great idea!!

    5:32 pm  Jun 28th, 2010
  10. Ashley

    We had some early figs a couple weeks ago at the market I volunteer at and I was so excited…until I brought them home and really had no idea what to do with them. This looks like a perfect idea!! I also have some super ripe peaches, I might try peach and fig as well!

    5:50 pm  Jun 28th, 2010
  11. Sarah

    I have never had a fig. Aren’t you sad for me? Maybe I need to go find some soon so I can make this.

    8:51 pm  Jun 28th, 2010
  12. Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective

    What a unique and refreshing combination! A ‘must try.’

    6:12 am  Jun 29th, 2010
  13. Phoo-d

    What a beautiful recipe! I adore fresh figs but they are pretty hard to come by. I love the bubbles on the top of your milk shake!

    6:41 am  Jun 29th, 2010
  14. Ross

    Looks quite tasty. Beautiful presentation and photo. Makes me wish I hadn’t skipped breakfast this morning.

    6:44 am  Jun 29th, 2010
  15. Shelley

    That is so beautiful and sounds so good. I could eat fresh figs with an old car tire, but in a milkshake with a banana? Perfect.

    7:54 am  Jun 29th, 2010
  16. Hettar7

    I live in the south and have actually never seen fresh figs in my local grocery stores. I’ve always wanted to try them. Maybe some day I’ll stumble upon them. And when I do, this sounds good.

    8:06 am  Jun 30th, 2010
  17. Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy

    Figs and bananas…duh! I don’t know why I never got there with my own flavour pairings :) This looks like something I have to try soon – I had some figs in the house last week.

    7:13 am  Jul 2nd, 2010
  18. Grace

    This sounds incredibly amazing!! I cannot wait to try it!

    6:49 pm  Jul 19th, 2010
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  20. Joys Lin

    Thanks for this creative recipe. I have all these ingredients at home and this milkshake is the first thing I’m making tomorrow morning. =)

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