Easy Banana Milkshakes made with vanilla ice cream and bananas! Made in minutes with great flavor- don’t forget the toppings! Perfect frozen treat for a hot day.
This homemade banana milkshake recipe is absolutely perfect for summer. A cold refreshing drink on a hot day, who wouldn’t want that?
-Ice cream: You will need 1 ½ cups of vanilla ice cream per batch. You can use frozen yogurt or a dairy free ice cream if you want a healthier option. Cashew, Almond, or Coconut milk based ice creams would taste incredible.
-Milk: To help thin down the milkshakes so they’re drinkable you’ll want about ½ cup of milk (regular or non-dairy). You can add more or less depending on how thick you want your milkshake.
-Vanilla: Adding ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mix will really help to enhance the flavors and make it taste wonderful.
-Bananas: You will want about 2 medium sized bananas or one large one. The riper the bananas are the sweeter they have a much stronger “banana” taste to them.
-Optional Toppings: If desired, you can top off your milkshake with some fun toppings like hot fudge, maraschino cherries, whipped cream, or even wafer sticks! The sky is the limit here so add anything you think will be fun and delicious.
How to Make Banana Milkshakes
Add your ice cream, bananas, vanilla, and milk to a blender. It may help to have the milk on the bottom.
Blend the mixture until smooth or until it is to your desired consistency.
Serve the drink in a tall glass or in regular drinking glasses.
Top it off with whipped cream and drizzle in hot fudge. Add a cherry, wafer stick, and sliced bananas for garnish.
- 1 ½ Cups vanilla ice cream
- ½ Cup Milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medium-sized bananas or 1 large banana
- Hot fudge
- maraschino cherries
- whipped cream
- wafer cookies
- In a blender, add the ice cream, banana, vanilla, and milk.
- Blend until smooth or to your desired consistency.
- Serve in a tall glass topped with whipped cream. Drizzle hot fudge. Add a cherry, wafer and sliced bananas. Enjoy!
Can I add more CHOCOLATE?
To turn our regular banana milkshake into one packed with chocolatey goodness, simply switch out the requested vanilla ice cream and use a chocolate flavored ice cream instead. Yes, it’s that simple.
Can I add more fruit?
Absolutely! Bananas go great with a wide variety of fruit and fruit is packed with nutrients, so why not? To add in more fruit I recommend using already frozen fruit (or fruit you froze yourself). This will also thicken the drink so adding more milk may be needed to adjust to your desired thickness. Good fruit options include strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and even pineapple.
How can I make a thicker milkshake?
Using frozen fruits helps to thicken your milkshake without watering it down like it would if you added plain ice. You can also use frozen ripe bananas because they thicken the drink wonderfully. I buy a big bunch of bananas, then wait until they’re very ripe & freeze them in bags.
Can I double or triple the recipe?
Yes, depending on the size of your blender you should be able to double or even triple this recipe without fail. Simply measure and blend as per normal. If your blender can’t fit everything, it’s okay to work in batches.
More delicious milkshake recipes to try
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- BANANA CREAM FLUFF SALAD
- CREAMY BANANA PECAN PIE
- STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM FLOAT
- CHOCOLATE BANANA ICE CREAM
- BANANA CREAM PIE
- CHEESECAKE BANANA BARS
- BANANA SPLIT PIE
- BUTTERMILK BANANA CAKE
- BANANA POUND CAKE
With just a few simple ingredients and 2 ripe bananas, you can have yourself a chilly and refreshing summer drink. Customize your banana milkshake to your taste and you know it’s going to be fabulous!