Learn to make the best banana milkshake from scratch.
You can use vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream as the base for this banana milkshake recipe but we recommend starting with vanilla.
This milkshake is gluten-free, nut-free, and it can be made dairy-free using dairy-free milk and a dairy-free vanilla ice cream.
Why You're Going to Love this Banana Milkshake
There's only three ingredients in this banana milkshake, it's smooth, creamy and perfectly in every way.
You can use chocolate or vanilla ice cream as the base. If you do use chocolate, then you're making a chocolate banana milkshake.
You can make this banana milkshake recipe as thick or thin as you like. Easy-peasy.
Ingredients in Homemade Banana Milkshakes
Whole Milk - If you're making a thicker milkshake, reduce or omit the milk.
Vanilla Ice Cream - The base of the milkshake that adds sweetness and keeps it thick and creamy.
Banana - Bananas are great for thickening milkshakes and adding flavor. It goes perfect with ice cream
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How to make a homemade Banana Milkshake
Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed. If you want a thicker milkshake, omit the milk and allow the ice cream to soften at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before you make it.
Which Milk is best for Making Milkshakes
For a creamy, non-icy milkshake you'll want to use whole milk. The fat plays a huge roll in keeping the texture smooth.
You can use other milks, including dairy-free milk. If you do use another milk I recommend using less milk and letting the ice cream soften for a few minutes before you make a milkshake.
This will reduce the chances of the milkshake being too ice.
How to make a thick Milkshake
For a thick milkshake use only slightly softened ice cream and the add-ins. You can always add a little milk at a time, to get the desired consistency.
You can also add ice and blend until creamy.
How to Make a Milkshake with a Blender
If you're adding milk to your milkshake, you'll want to add the milk to the blender jar first. Then add in the ice cream, and finally the add-ins.
Blend until well combined and serve immediately.
How to Make a Milkshake without a Blender
Scoop the ice cream into a quart size mason jar or a deep glass container and microwave it for 15-30 seconds.
Add in the flavors or add-ins, secure the lid and shake. You can also stir the milkshake mixture with a spoon.
Use the spoon to break up any larger sections of ice cream.
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- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
- Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
- Blend until combined.
- Serve immediately.
For a thicker milkshake, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and omit the milk.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 711Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 4gSugar: 75gProtein: 14g