Banana milkshake recipe with overripe bananas and without ice cream. It is creamy, delicious, rich and easy to make. Just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need. Totally customizable too. Perfect breakfast or snack for summers 🙂
Do you like thick creamy milkshakes, yes just love them and often make one at home to get my fix. Making milkshakes at home is really easy, rewarding and so much better than the ones from cafes. You can make them with or without ice cream and add your favorite flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, mocha etc.
We love to try various homemade milkshake recipes ranging from strawberry milkshake to avocado milkshake to mango milkshake to chocolate milkshake to classic vanilla milkshakes and this one with banana is a top favorite at home too.
Have an overripe banana situation? Along with delicious bread, muffin or pancakes you can try this super easy, filling and rich milkshake. It takes less than 5 minutes and 4 simple ingredients. I have also included some variations and tips to make best homemade milkshakes
About This Recipe
Banana milkshake is a delicious, creamy and rich drink made with ripe sweet bananas, sweetener of choice and some milk as main ingredients.
You can add in a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream like vanilla ice cream or butterscotch and make it more indulgent. Given how bananas themselves make the milkshake super creamy and thick, I have just add 3 tablespoons per serving cream alone and skipped ice cream here.
I have used frozen milk here as it yields really good banana shake. To make milkshake creamy and thick use frozen milk especially if you are not using ice cream.
To make banana milkshake that is thick and creamy it is important to get the fruit to milk ratio right. If you add too much milk, shake will become very diluted, too much fruit will alter the taste.
To get that rich, café style taste and flavor please follow the proportions as given in the recipe. You can add any flavor you like here but I usually stick to cinnamon or vanilla as they go really well with bananas.
While you can top the milkshake with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream, I mostly serve it as such. With wonderful sweet ripe bananas, you really don’t have to do much 🙂
Do try out this easy banana shake recipe and enjoy. It is
super simple to make
quickest and easiest way to use overripe bananas
creamy, delicious and thick
perfect breakfast or snack for summers
How To Make Banana Milkshake
Pick two ripe or overripe bananas and peel them. Use the sweeter varieties for best result. I used two medium country bananas. If you are using frozen bananas you can use them as such. No need to thaw.
Roughly chop the bananas.
Now place the banana chunks, 3/4 cup heavy cream or whipping cream and 1 cup frozen milk in a blender jar.
Blend until smooth.
Add a dash of vanilla or cinnamon.
Blend again until thick and frothy.
Transfer to a serving glass and serve banana milkshake immediately. You can add some whipped cream or dried sweet banana chips as topping if required.
Flavor Variations For Banana Shake
Strawberry banana milkshake– Along with bananas add a handful of fresh or frozen strawberries or raspberries. It adds a wonderful refreshing flavor and color.
Banana peanut butter shake– This is a popular and very delicious combo which is often used in toasts. Just add a scoop or two of peanut butter along with other ingredients.
Banana milkshake with vanilla ice cream– Instead of whipped cream add 3 scoops soft vanilla ice cream and blend.
Chocolate banana milkshake– Along with other ingredients add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or any chocolate spread or chocolate sauce and blend.
Banana yogurt shake– Add 1/4 cup thick yogurt along with other ingredients and blend.
Caramel banana shake– Add 3 tablespoons caramel sauce and blend along with other ingredients.
Malted milkshake with bananas– Add 2 tablespoons any malted milk powder along and blend. You can also add protein powder.
Tips To Make Perfect Milkshake
Use frozen milk for super thick, cold milkshakes. Frozen milk makes the milkshake creamy too. Adding ice cubes usually thin down the shake, so if you want cold shake that is thick as well use frozen milk.
Next chill the fruit thoroughly before blending. In usually cut the fruits and freeze it for an hour before blending for creamy consistency and rich textures.
Always taste the fruit before using in milkshakes as some fruits tend be very tart or unripe.
You can freeze the serving glasses for a while before adding milkshakes to them.
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1 CUP = 250 ml
- 2 bananas medium, ripe, sweet, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup milk frozen
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or cinnamon
- Pick two ripe or overripe bananas and peel them. Use the sweeter varieties for best result. I used two medium country bananas. If you are using frozen bananas you can use them as such. No need to thaw.
- Roughly chop the bananas.
- Now place the banana chunks, 3/4 cup heavy cream or whipping cream and 1 cup frozen milk in a blender jar.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add a dash of vanilla or cinnamon.
- Blend again until thick and frothy.Transfer to a serving glass and serve banana milkshake immediately. You can add some whipped cream or dried sweet banana chips as topping if required.