This strawberry banana milkshake is perfectly creamy with a fresh pop of banana and strawberry flavor.
Since I wrote my How to Make a Milkshake post a couple of years ago, I’ve added a bunch of milkshake recipes to the site, the best vanilla milkshake, my favorite chocolate milkshake, a fabulous strawberry milkshake, and thick banana milkshake.
And today we’re covering one of my favorite fruity combos, a strawberry banana milkshake.
This shake is rich and creamy, with a perfect balance of banana and strawberry and ideal for cooling you down on a warm day.
- Vanilla ice cream: Good quality vanilla ice cream makes the best milkshake base to layer other flavors over.
- Strawberries: Don’t have strawberries? Feel free to substitute any berry for the strawberries.
- Banana: An overripe banana is best if you have it, but a ripe or even *slightly* green banana will work okay. If your banana is not yet very sweet, you might want to add a couple teaspoons of sugar to the shake just to boost the sweetness of the fruit.
- Milk: Any percentage milk works just fine here.
How to Make a Strawberry Banana Milkshake
- In your blender, combine ice cream, strawberry and banana pieces, and milk (and sugar if desired). Blend until smooth and pourable.
- Pour into a glass and add optional whipped cream. Enjoy!!
More Flavor Combos
- Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Milkshake: Add 1 1/2 to 2 ounces cream cheese to the shake before blending.
- Strawberry Banana Split Milkshake: Swirl 1 tablespoon of chocolate fudge sauce around the glass before pouring the shake in, top with whipped cream and add 1 more tablespoon fudge sauce over the top. (Do not stir the sauce into your shake or it will turn brown.)
Is it better to use fresh or frozen fruit in milkshakes?
It depends on your preferences and your blender. 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 also use just a bit more milk until it’s able to blend well.
For tips and tricks for freezing bananas, check out my post How to Freeze Bananas.
Can I make this milkshake ahead of time?
It’s best to make any milkshake right before you’re going to drink it. While you can store milkshake leftovers in the refrigerator, they will slowly melt and become more like thick strawberry banana milk than a shake. Still really delicious but not the same frosty milkshake experience.
Can I make this without ice cream?
You can make a strawberry banana milkshake without ice cream, but you can’t make *this* milkshake without ice cream. You’ll need to use completely different ingredient ratios. Go check out my Banana Milkshake Without Ice Cream post, and there are instructions in that recipe for adding strawberries.
Can I double this recipe?
If using a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, absolutely. To change the recipe yield, hover over the serving size in the recipe card below or click if you’re on mobile, and slide the slider.
If your blender sometimes has trouble processing frozen fruit, you might want to make your shakes in two batches.
More Milkshake Recipes
- The Best Oreo Milkshake
- Caramel Milkshake
- Bailey’s Cookies and Cream Milkshake
- Dulce de Leche Milkshake
More Strawberry and Banana Recipes
- Strawberry Milk
- Quick and Easy Strawberry Sauce for Pancakes and Waffles
- Small-batch Banana Muffins
- Small-batch CHOCOLATE Banana Muffins
- Banana Pancakes
- The BEST Banana Pudding
- This recipe makes about a 16-ounce (2-cup) milkshake, enough for one restaurant-size serving or two smaller ones.
Strawberry Banana Milkshake
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream* about 3 scoops
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk* any percentage
- 3/4 cup chopped hulled strawberries fresh or frozen is fine
- 1 ripe banana cut into pieces fresh or frozen is fine
- Whipped cream optional for topping
- In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, strawberry pieces, and banana pieces, and blend until well-combined and pourable.
- Pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream if desired and enjoy.
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