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How to Make a Banana Milkshake

Two Methods:

With a few ingredients, a banana milkshake is easy to make and is super satisfying. It can be made in minutes. What's not to like?! Now the question is, with dairy or without?


Method One: Traditional Banana Milkshake

  • 1-2 bananas (preferably frozen)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) ice
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp sugar, sugar substitute, or honey
  • 1 scoop (3 ounces) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 4-6 chopped almonds (optional)
  • Any additional flavors you may desire (mango, pineapple, spinach, kale, blueberry, etc.)

Method Two: Non-Dairy Banana Milkshake

  • 1-2 bananas (preferably frozen)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) ice
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) orange juice or soy/almond milk
  • Sugar, sugar substitute, or honey (to taste)
  • Any additional flavors you desire (mango, pineapple, spinach, kale, blueberry, etc. Oats, quinoa, almonds, and peanut butter can be used as thickening agents)


Traditional Banana Milkshake

  1. Put a sliced banana or two into the blender.It's best if frozen. As long as it's ripe, it'll be fine. When it's frozen, it's colder and it eliminates the need for more ice.
  2. Add 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup ice to the blender.If the ice is crushed, it'll be much easier on your blender and the process will go a lot faster.
    • What kind of milk? That's up to you. Watching calories? Go non-fat, soy, or almond. Want something creamier? 2% or coconut milk will do the trick.
  3. Add a scoop of ice cream.This is where your creativity can take over. Vanilla is standard and will let the banana shine, but the world is your Baskin Robbins right now. If you wanted 31 different flavors in your milkshake, it could happen. What are you hankering for?
    • Some recommendations? Peanut butter, chocolate, peanut butter chocolate, strawberry, coconut, mango, or coffee. And if you can handle it, banana.
  4. Add 4-6 chopped almonds.This is for a bit of a zing and texture, but can be omitted. If you don't have almonds on hand but would like something else in your milkshake, consider adding 1/2 cup of oats, quinoa or peanut butter.
    • Love almonds? Go on, add more!
    • Now, add vanilla extract, if desired. It'll bring out the natural vanilla flavors in your shake.
  5. Blend ingredients until mixture is smooth.If ice gets lodged in the bottom of your blender, take your spoon and mix it between blending sessions. Aside from that, the blending process should take a minute or two.
  6. Add sugar to taste.At last, this is an excuse for a taste test! Try a spoonful and gauge how much sugar it needs, if any. Honey is a good natural alternative, and a sugar substitute (such as Splenda) is good, too. A teaspoon or two ought to be enough.
  7. Pour into frosted mugs.In a cold mug, the milkshake will stay cold and thick longer. If you have leftovers, keep them in the fridge or the freezer until you crave more.
  8. Enjoy!The recipe above serves 2. Next time, try your own variation -- banana goes well with many flavors and is a perfect platform for trying wacky combinations.
    • If you'd like, garnish it with a cherry, whip cream, chocolate chips, or chopped almonds.

Non-Dairy Banana Milkshake

  1. Add 1 or 2 sliced, ripe bananas to your blender.Frozen bananas are good for a colder, thicker milkshake.
  2. Add 1 cup ice and liquid of choice.Crushed ice is easier on your blender. And for the liquid, you can go two routes:
    • A milk substitute, such as soy, almond, or coconut. Your traditional milkshake combines well with chocolate, peanut butter, and other, sweeter, nuttier flavors.
    • Juice, like orange, apple, or pineapple make a smoothie that combines better with other fruits and vegetables -- like blueberries, mango, kale, or spinach.
  3. Add sugar and additional flavors you'd like to try.Bananas are sweet enough that they don't need added sugar and if you've used juice or coconut milk, the concoction may be sweet enough. Why don't you give it a taste and see?
    • As for additional flavors, the ones mentioned in the previous step will be great, but the limits are only your imagination. If it's fruity, vegetable-y, chocolatey, or nutty, it might work! Go for 1/2 cup or less, depending on how powerful you want the flavor..
  4. Blend away.Whip it up! It should only take a minute or two. It may need mixing once or twice before it's done if the ice decides to be difficult. Adjust thickness by adding extra liquid or fruit as necessary.
  5. Pour into glasses and enjoy.This recipe makes 2 servings. If there's any left over, pop it into a glass and chill it for later.
    • Garnish with a straw and whipped cream, cherries, chocolate chips, nuts, or a fruit wedge.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Could I add some cocoa in?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, but cocoa powder itself is fairly bitter, so I would recommend adding in some chocolate chips or chocolate syrup instead.
  • Question
    Do I have to use frozen bananas?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It's better for a colder and thicker milkshake, but it will work without them being frozen.
  • Question
    Can I store it for a couple days? If so, how?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can store it in the fridge in an airtight container or with one with cling wrap on top.
  • Question
    Does this contain a lot of calories?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It does vary between recipes, but if you are using a simple banana, milk, ice, and vanilla extract smoothie, then it should be about 300-500 calories depending on how many bananas and how many cups of milk you use.
  • Question
    Can I use cubed ice?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
  • Question
    Do I have to have a blender?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You pretty much do. If you try to mix with a spoon, it will take a really long time and probably won't turn out very good. You can get a blender for pretty cheap at almost any supermarket.
  • Question
    What type of blender would you recommend using?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    I highly recommend the NutriBullet, which is a bit pricey, but very good quality.
  • Question
    Do I have to use the flavors?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No. The "flavors" will give it a more enhanced taste, but sugar or honey would probably do just fine to sweeten it.
  • Question
    Do I have to use ice cream?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You don't HAVE to, but you'll lose a lot of flavor if you don't.
  • Question
    Do I have to use almond milk?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, it is optional. You can replace it with another type of milk if you so choose.
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To make a banana milkshake, slice 1-2 ripe or frozen bananas and place them into your blender with a cup of ice. For a healthy shake, pour in juice, milk, or milk substitute; for a sweeter alternative, use a scoop of ice cream instead. Add a handful of chopped almonds, oats, or quinoa for extra texture, or go with peanut butter or other chopped fruits for a burst of flavor. Blend the ingredients for a minute or two, then do a taste test. Add sugar, honey, or vanilla extract if it’s not quite sweet enough, blend until smooth, and enjoy!

  • You don’t have to use bananas; you can use other fruit.
  • All you really need is banana and ice.
  • Be sure to completely blend the banana, unless you want chunks in it.
  • Add protein powder or flax seed to increase nutritional value, or honey for natural, healthy sweetness.

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  • Blender
  • Glasses
  • Spoon

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