Guest Author - Vanette (Vannie) Ryanes
This very simple creamy drink is one my mom used to make for my brothers and me as youngsters. She made it without the banana, when I became older I made the drink my own with addition of fruit. You can use strawberries also. Although this is a treat drink for children, it's my favorite drink for barbeque that is off-the-charts hot. It's very cooling.
The basic ingredients are Pet Evaporated milk, Watkins Vanilla flavor, sugar and ice. I add banana to make this even creamier. Crush ice in a blender. Ice should reach 1/2 way mark on blender. Stop blender. Add enough evaporated milk to ice to reach 3/4 mark. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon sugar, Blend gently. Cut banana into drink and blend on high until drink* is frothy and ice cold.
Serve in ice cream soda glasses with a straw.
*Grownups may like this with a touch of rum added. I learned to do that later still.