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Easy Banana Milkshake Recipe

Learn how to whip up a delicious banana milkshake with this simple recipe! Perfect for a refreshing treat, it’s easy to create a creamy, fruity delight in just 5 minutes.

banana milkshake with a cherry on top

What’s better than a creamy, frothy milkshake on a sunny day? Not much, right? Well, you’re in luck because today we’re mixing up one of the easiest and most delicious summer treats that’s sure to brighten up your day: a homemade banana milkshake.

It’s your perfect companion whether you’re lounging in the backyard or looking for a sweet escape after a long day.

Let’s talk about this milkshake – it’s not just good, it’s banana-mazing! Made with real bananas, a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a splash of milk, it hits the spot every time with its smooth, fruity flavor that’s rich yet refreshingly light.

banana milkshake

And the best part? It comes together faster than you can say “banana bonanza!”

You can stick to the classic or dress it up with whipped cream, banana slices, or even a cherry on top for that extra dash of pizzazz.

Ready to transform your kitchen into the best milkshake spot in town? Grab your apron, and let’s blend up a storm with this fabulous banana milkshake recipe that’s guaranteed to make your taste buds dance.

Follow along, and let’s make this ordinary day a little more extraordinary!

banana milkshake recipe

Tips for Making Delicious Milkshakes

Are you looking to make the tastiest milkshake ever? I’ve got some tips for you. Here’s what I always make sure to pay attention to.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best milkshake flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh ice cream, milk, and peanut butter.

Keep Everything Cold

Make sure your ice cream is frozen and the milk is cold to prevent the milkshake from melting too quickly.

Start Off Slow

I use a Blendtec and I absolutely love it! Start with a low-speed setting and gradually increase to high to avoid air bubbles and overmixing.

Blend just long enough to combine all the ingredients, as over-blending can make the milkshake thin and runny.

Adjust the Consistency

Add more ice cream for a thicker milkshake, and more milk for a thinner one. For more texture, you can also add a few scoops of ice rather than ice cream to keep the calorie count lower.

banana ice cream milkshake

Remember that making the best milkshake is a matter of personal taste, so adjust the ingredients and proportions to suit your preferences.

Enjoy the process of creating your own homemade milkshakes! Here’s what you’re going to need for this recipe:


  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 large bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional Toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • Thin banana slices

You’re going to want to make and consume this immediately. This isn’t a dessert you should make beforehand and consume later.

banana ice cream shake

Get the printable recipe card for this milkshake below:

Yield: 2 milkshakes

Banana Milkshake

banana milk shake ingredients

Discover how to make a scrumptious banana milkshake recipe in just a few minutes! Ideal for a cooling summer dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Blend Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes



  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 large bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional Toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • Thin banana slices


  1. Start by filling your blender with the ingredients in the order your blender requires. Usually liquid first then firmer ingredients on top.Bananas and other ingredients added to a blender
  2. Blend for 15 to 30 seconds, or until all of the ice cream and banana chunks are broken down into liquid.Blending banana ingredients for 30 seconds
  3. Pour into glasses, add whipped cream and banana slices, and enjoy.Pouring milkshake into a glass


Additional chopped peanuts on top as well as the chocolate and caramel drizzle are not counted in the nutritional information.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 milkshake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 578Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 5gSugar: 63gProtein: 11g

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Did you enjoy this banana milkshake recipe? Let me know in the comments! Also please check out these other frozen dessert ideas:

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