Recently we have been having a lot of ice-cream milkshakes.
Take 1 ripe medium banana per person, attack ferociously with an electric blender of some kind, add a scant half-scoop of plain ice-cream per person (no need to use luxury stuff, we are using supermarket own-brand "Panna" which is perfectly acceptable), whizz again, add milk and whizz once more till smooth and creamy. Drink on the balcony in the sunshine, contemplating the empty spaces where plants will shortly be installed, or laughing at people trying to park Range Rovers in Smart-sized spaces.
It doesn't have to be bananas: a ripe peach, peeled and stoned, is an excellent replacement, and makes a very pretty coloured milkshake. Peach and banana together is also a good combination. Or strawberries, of course. I am thinking cherry would be good but a faff to stone. If the fruit is cold from the fridge, so much the better. (Yes I know there's no reason to keep all your fruit in the fridge, but Italians don't seem to use fruit bowls, and I've succumbed).
I think that of an evening the addition of a small slosh of alcohol could be beneficial, specially in with the peaches. I was thinking maybe rum, what fruit/booze combinations would my readers suggest?