If I have not made my affection for vegan banana pudding clear by now, then I don’t what else I could do to drive it home. It’s my favorite dessert! So since it is getting warmer outside, I decided a banana pudding milkshake was in order! Creamy vanilla ice cream, delicious bananas, vanilla wafers, and the best aquafaba meringue on top! And now I can’t honestly say if regular banana pudding, or this banana pudding milkshake is my favorite dessert. But hey, nobody has to choose, right? We can just enjoy them both with equal affection!
1/2 pint dairy free vegan vanilla ice cream
2 frozen bananas, sliced
5-7 vegan vanilla wafers ( store bought or homemade)
1/2 to 3/4 cups plant based milk
2 cups sweet aquafaba whip ( meringue)
Prepare aquafaba whip according to directions. The leftover whip will store well in the fridge, and can be rewhipped for later use.
Add the bananas, ice cream, and milk to a high speed blender. I normally freeze my bananas in the peel once they become over ripe. They will peel easily if you just take them out of the freezer for minute. They will also slice pretty easily even when frozen. Blend until completely smooth. Add the cookies and blend for another minute.
For the Meringue: You can put the aquafaba whip into a piping bag with a large star shaped tip, and pipe onto a piece of parchment paper placed on a baking sheet, into two mounds. You can also just scoop out two mounds of whip onto the parchment paper if you dont want to pipe it.
Turn your oven to broil. Once the coils are bright red place the baking sheet with the aquafaba into the oven. Do not take your eyes off of the oven. The aquafaba meringue will brown in just a few seconds and will burn VERY quickly. You just want the tips to brown then remove from the oven.
Divide the shake between 2 glasses. Using a spatula, carefully scoop up the mounds of meringue and place them on top of the shakes. Garnish with more sliced bananas and vanilla wafer cookies if you like.
Serving size is 2 regular sized shake glasses. You can always divide the shake into 4 smaller shakes. If so, just make 4, 1/2 cup sized mounds of aquafaba meringue.