Summer Sipping: Bakerella’s Banana Caramel Bourbon Milkshake

08/08/2014 at 03:59 PM ET

Bakerella's banana caramel bourbon milkshake recipe
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Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Cake Pops and creator of Bakerella.com. Visit PEOPLE.com on Fridays for her sweet spin on celebrity recipes and more.

Mmmmm. Milkshakes.

It’s time to break out the blender for this cold banana beverage kissed with caramel sauce and topped with a bit of bourbon. After all, there’s nothing like a boozy treat to cool off on a warm summer day!

Bakerella's banana caramel bourbon milkshake recipe
Courtesy Bakerella

Bakerella's banana caramel bourbon milkshake recipe
Courtesy Bakerella

I love how easy milkshakes are to make. Just blend ice cream, a little milk and some of your favorite mix ins to create customized creamy treats in no time.

Bakerella's banana caramel bourbon milkshake recipe
Courtesy Bakerella

Don’t forget to drizzle the inside of your glasses with caramel first for a delicious presentation, and for those last tasty spoonfuls of caramel at the bottom.

Top your milkshakes with whipped cream and a banana slice on each. Yellow straws nod to the banana flavor and to summer. Hope you enjoy!

Bakerella's banana caramel bourbon milkshake recipe
Courtesy Bakerella

Banana Caramel Bourbon Milkshakes
Makes 2

1 pint vanilla ice cream
2 small bananas, sliced
¼ cup whole milk
1 heaping tbsp. caramel sauce
1-2 tbsp. bourbon (optional)

Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. vanilla

1. Place ice cream, banana slices, milk, caramel sauce and bourbon in a blender. Blend until smooth.

2. Drizzle caramel sauce on inside of each glass. Pour in milkshake and top with whipped cream (see below). Garnish with a banana slice.

3. To make whipped cream, first chill metal mixing bowl and whisk in freezer for several minutes. Remove from freezer and combine heavy cream, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat on high using the whisk attachment until soft to medium peaks form.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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Sarah on

Now booze on top of all that sugar and fat she always uses? Her food needs to come with a health warning!

Cindi on

That sounds super yummy for this hot weather. I can handle the 2 tbsp of bourbon.