Wouldn’t you just love to be slurping on a thick and creamy banana milkshake? This shake starts with homemade banana ice cream and ends with a HUGE smile!
Kids would love this banana milkshake and adults who want to feel like kids will love them too!
My youngest daughter did one year of rec gymnastics. She is not a natural gymnast, she really had to work at it. She was 8 years old and quite inexperienced.
She competed in 3 meets and did not take home medals in any event during that time. It didn’t really phase her until the last meet when she realized she was the only girl on her team who did not medal. The look on her face was heartbreaking. She worked just as hard as everyone else, but gymnastics wasn’t her thing.
She cried the whole way home. In a ditch effort to save the day, I pulled into an ice cream shop to order milkshakes.
That’s when I realized the power that ice cream and milkshakes have over us. Her frown evaporated and her tears dried up instantly. While the pain from the day was still there and has now shaped her, that milkshake turned a negative into a positive for my 8-year-old daughter and managed to somehow save the day.
How To Make A Banana Milkshake
I’m not going to go into too much detail here, because most of us know how to make a milkshake. It’s a matter of filling a blender, turning it on, and then pouring! So instead of talking about how to make the milkshake, we can talk about what goes into a banana milkshake!
How to Make A Banana Milkshake With Ice Cream
This particular milkshake starts with homemade banana ice cream! You can read my post that details the best way to make the creamiest banana ice cream. Once you have that, it is smooth sailing!
Place scoops of the homemade ice cream and whole milk into a blender and blend. Add bananas (if desired) and continue to blend until smooth and creamy. While my recipe lists ingredient quantities note that they are merely recommendations. I think milkshakes are one of those things that need to be made to taste!
Some people like thick milkshakes you can eat with a spoon and others like them thin so that they can easily be consumed with a straw. When you have a milkshake like this, some people like to see and taste the big chunks of bananas!
How To Make A Banana Milkshake Without A Blender
The best way to make a milkshake without a blender is to place your ice cream and your milk in a large bowl and whisk until the ingredients are blended to your liking. This will take time time and some muscle, but it can be done!
If you have a metal bowl, I would use that, but I would chill it first. This will help the ice cream maintain its temperature.
How To Make A Banana Milkshake Without Ice Cream
To make a milkshake without ice cream, combine the bananas, milk, ice cubes, and sugar to taste in a blender and blend until combined! You won’t have that creamy and rich texture that comes from ice cream, but in a pinch, it will do!
You can also use frozen yogurt.
What To Add To My Banana Milkshake?
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Frozen Bananas
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Butter
- Cookie Butter
- Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Sauce
- Caramel Sauce
- Marshmallow Fluff
- Frozen or Fresh Strawberries
- Crushed Pineapple
- Coconut Milk or Cream of Coconut
- Shaved Coconut
- Coconut Extact
- Toffee Chips
- Vanilla Oreso
- Nutter Butters
- Vodka, Rum, Dark Rum, Bourbon, Kahlua, or any other alcohol you like!
When you have your banana milkshake recipe looking and tasting as you like it, then pour it into a tall glass, top it with whipped cream and serve!
The easy banana shake is so much more than a shake, it is one decadent dessert in a glass!
More Milkshake Recipes:
- 1-2 scoops Banana Ice Cream
- 1 -2 scoops of milk
- 1 banana
- Place banana ice cream, milk, and banana in a blender, blend until desired consistency.
- Pour shakes into glasses that have been swirled with caramel sauce (optional).
- Top shakes with whipped cream and banana slices.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 476Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 78mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 63gFiber 3gSugar 39gProtein 14g