Today we’re making a thick and creamy strawberry banana milkshake. You can use vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream as the base for this strawberry banana milkshake recipe but we recommend starting with vanilla.
The vanilla really helps balance out the flavors and the hints of vanilla are delicious.
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. If you’re looking for a similar milkshake recipe, try this Strawberry Milkshake next.
Why You’re Going to Love this Strawberry Banana Milkshake
First off, who doesn’t love a good milkshake? You’re going to love how creamy and sweet this strawberry banana milkshake is.
This recipe uses only a handful of ingredients and you can make it as thick or thin as you want.
We prefer thick milkshakes so we’ve included a few tips below on how to make a thick milkshake.
Don’t have a blender? No problem, we’re sharing how to make a milkshake without a blender as well.
Ingredients in Strawberry Banana Milkshakes
Whole Milk – If you’re making a thicker milkshake, reduce or omit the milk.
Vanilla Ice Cream – The base, but you can use strawberry ice cream if you like.
Strawberries – Fresh or frozen both work well. Don’t omit the milk if you’re using frozen strawberries.
Banana – Bananas are great for thickening milkshakes and adding flavor.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
Hot to make a Strawberry Banana Milkshake from Scratch
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 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.
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.
More Milkshake Recipes:
If you’re looking for more milkshake ideas, you can turn any of these Cuisinart ice cream recipes into a milkshake. Some of our favorites are:
Really, you can turn any ice cream into a milkshake with just a few simple ingredients.
Things we love for making milkshakes:
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- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 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.
- You can use frozen strawberries in this milkshake recipe, but you'll want to add the milk in as well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 766Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 8gSugar: 83gProtein: 15g