Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Learn to make the best chocolate banana milkshake from scratch.

You can use vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream as the base for this chocolate banana milkshake recipe but we recommend starting with chocolate.

If you do use vanilla ice cream, you’ll want to add in chocolate sauce.

chocolate banana milkshake in a glass with a metal straw

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 Chocolate Banana Milkshake

There’s only three ingredients in this chocolate banana milkshake, it’s smooth, creamy and perfectly chocolatey.

You can use chocolate or vanilla ice cream as the base.

You can make this chocolate banana milkshake recipe as thick or thin as you like. Easy-peasy.

chocolate ice cream, banana, milk

Ingredients in Homemade Chocolate Banana Milkshakes

Whole Milk – If you’re making a thicker milkshake, reduce or omit the milk.

Chocolate Ice Cream – The base, but you can use vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce if you like.

Banana – Bananas are great for thickening milkshakes and adding flavor. It goes perfect with chocolate.

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ingredients to make chocolate banana milkshakes in a blender jar

How to make a homemade Chocolate 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.

top down view of a milkshake topped with whipped cream and a cherry

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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More Milkshake Recipes:

Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Peach Milkshake

Mango Milkshake

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chocolate banana milkshake in a glass with a metal straw

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn to make the best chocolate banana milkshake from scratch using only a few simple ingredients.


  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1 small banana, peeled and sliced


  1. Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. Serve immediately.


  • You can use vanilla ice cream and 2 tablespoon (or more) of chocolate sauce in place of the chocolate ice cream.
  • For a thicker milkshake, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and omit the milk.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 735Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 6gSugar: 85gProtein: 15g

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