Today we're making a thick and creamy strawberry banana milkshake.
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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- ½ 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 766Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 8gSugar: 83gProtein: 15g