Banana Milkshake
Banana Milkshake
5 from 2 votes
Experience the classic comfort of a banana milkshake, a timeless blend of ripe bananas and creamy milk. This easy-to-make delight traces its roots back to old-fashioned American diners. Perfect for beginners and loved by all.
Banana Milkshake

Are you looking for a simple and delicious treat to satisfy your sweet cravings? Look no further than the classic favorite, the Banana Milkshake. This beloved recipe has been enjoyed by people around the world for generations, making it a timeless and comforting choice for a refreshing drink.

The origins of the Banana Milkshake can be traced back to the early 20th century when milkshake machines became more readily available in soda shops and diners.

The combination of ripe bananas blended with creamy milk created a smooth and luscious drink that quickly became a popular choice among customers.

Despite its rich history, the Banana Milkshake remains a straightforward and uncomplicated recipe that can be easily whipped up in your own kitchen. With just a few ingredients and a blender, you can create a satisfying and creamy beverage that is perfect for a quick snack or dessert.

This Banana Milkshake is a recipe that anyone can master. So why not treat yourself to a taste of nostalgia and whip up this delightful drink today?

Expert Tip: Use ripe bananas for the best flavor and sweetness in your milkshake.


Bananas: Ripe bananas are the key ingredient in this simple banana milkshake recipe. They not only provide natural sweetness to the drink but also contribute to its creamy texture. Bananas are rich in potassium, fiber, and various vitamins, making them a nutritious addition to this refreshing beverage.

Milk: Milk serves as the liquid base for this banana milkshake, adding creaminess and richness to the final drink. You can use any type of milk, such as cow’s milk, almond milk, or oat milk, depending on your dietary preferences. Milk also helps to blend all the ingredients together smoothly.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the flavor profile of this banana milkshake, providing a subtle yet aromatic sweetness. It adds a hint of warmth and depth to the overall taste of the drink. Make sure to use a high-quality vanilla extract for the best results.

Honey: Honey acts as a natural sweetener in this banana milkshake recipe, balancing out the flavors of the ripe bananas and vanilla extract. Honey also offers its unique floral notes, creating a harmonious blend of sweetness in the final drink. You can adjust the amount of honey based on your personal preference for sweetness.

Expert Tip: Adjust the amount of honey to your taste preferences. If you like your milkshake sweeter, add more honey; if you prefer it less sweet, you can reduce or omit the honey altogether.

Serving Suggestions

  • Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavor and presentation.
  • Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel sauce for a decadent touch.
  • Garnish with a few slices of fresh banana or a maraschino cherry on top.
  • Pair with a side of chocolate chip cookies or a slice of banana bread for a delicious snack or dessert combination.
  • Enjoy with a grilled cheese sandwich or a classic BLT for a satisfying meal.

Expert Tip: For an extra creamy texture, freeze the banana chunks before blending. This will give your milkshake a thicker consistency without needing to add extra ice cubes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ingredients do I need to make a banana milkshake?

You will need ripe bananas, milk, sugar, and ice cream (optional).

Can I use dairy-free milk alternatives?

Yes, you can substitute dairy milk with almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk to make a vegan version of the banana milkshake.

Can I use frozen bananas instead of fresh ones?

Yes, frozen bananas can be used to make a thicker and colder milkshake. Just adjust the amount of ice or frozen ingredients accordingly.

Is it necessary to add sugar to the milkshake?

No, sugar is optional and can be omitted if you prefer a healthier or less sweet version of the banana milkshake.

How can I make the banana milkshake smoother?

To make the milkshake smoother, you can blend all the ingredients together for a longer period of time or strain the mixture to remove any banana chunks.

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Banana Milkshake

Banana Milkshake

by Nabeela Kauser
Experience the classic comfort of a banana milkshake, a timeless blend of ripe bananas and creamy milk. This easy-to-make delight traces its roots back to old-fashioned American diners. Perfect for beginners and loved by all.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 2
Calories 282 kcal


  • 200g ripe Bananas
  • 400 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Honey Optional
  • Ice Cubes Optional


  • Cut the bananas into chunks and add them to a blender.
  • Pour in the milk, vanilla extract, and honey (if desired).
  • To make a cold milkshake, add a few ice cubes to the blender.
  • Blend the ingredients until they are smooth and creamy, which should take about 1-2 minutes.
  • Divide the banana milkshake between two glasses, top with whipped cream if desired, and serve immediately.


If you want a dairy-free version, use almond milk, coconut milk, or another plant-based milk of your choice.
Adjust the thickness of the milkshake by adding more or less milk to your preference.
For an extra kick of flavour, consider adding a pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the blender.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 681mgFibre: 3gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 398IUVitamin C: 9mgVitamin D: 2µgCalcium: 260mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Banana, Beverages, Drinks, Fruit, Healthy, Milkshake, Recipe, Summer
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