This Banana Milkshake recipe makes a thick and creamy shake with the perfect ratio of fruit to ice cream to milk. It’s packed full of banana flavor and is pretty much irresistible.
You guys know I love my one-banana recipes for using up that lonely banana sitting on your counter. With the one-banana recipes on the site, you can make 6 Banana Muffins, 6 CHOCOLATE Banana Muffins, a cute little stack of Banana Pancakes, and as of today a Banana Milkshake.
Thick & Creamy Banana Milkshake
A banana milkshake is the ideal way to use up an aging banana over the summer. It’s frosty, refreshing, and since you’re using up a banana that was probably destined for the trash, it’s almost like you’re doing a good deed. 😉
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This recipe makes a thick and creamy shake with the perfect ratio of fruit to ice cream to milk. It’s packed full of banana flavor and is pretty much irresistible.
How to Make a Banana Milkshake
1. In your blender, combine slightly softened ice cream (for easier blending), a banana broken into pieces, and milk. Blend until smooth and pourable.
2. Pour into a glass and add whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar if desired. And enjoy!
Fresh or Frozen Bananas for Milkshakes
I covered the fresh vs. frozen fruit for milkshakes topic in my Strawberry Milkshake post. And the same rule applies for Banana Shakes. You can use either fresh or frozen fruit for your shake.
Frozen fruit will yield a thicker, creamier shake, but can make your shake difficult to blend, especially if you are using an older or underpowered blender. To combat this, be sure to allow your ice cream time to soften before blending.
To soften your ice cream, scoop it into your blender and leave it at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before you add the rest of the ingredients and blend. If your blender is still really struggling, you can use just a bit more milk until it’s able to blend well.
More Banana Milkshake Recipes
Want to try some more banana shake combos? Add some of these mix-ins:
- Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake: Add 1 lightly heaping tablespoon of peanut butter before blending.
- Chocolate Banana Milkshake: Add 2 tablespoons chocolate fudge sauce before blending.
- Salted Caramel Banana Milkshake: Add 2 tablespoons salted caramel before blending and drizzle more caramel sauce over the top.
- Banana Split Milkshake: Swirl glass with fudge sauce before adding milkshake. Top with whipped cream, more fudge sauce, sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry.
Banana Shake Recipe Notes
- Depending on the size of the banana you use, this recipe makes about a 16-ounce shake, which is one restaurant-size shake or two smaller servings.
Creamy and Thick Banana Milkshake
- 1 1/2 cups (about 3 scoops) vanilla ice cream slightly softened
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk any percentage
- 1 large banana broken into pieces (frozen is fine)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla optional
- Whipped cream optional
- Cinnamon sugar optional for topping
- Combine ice cream, milk, banana, and vanilla in your blender, and blend until creamy and pourable.
- Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar if desired, and enjoy.
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