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Banana Milkshake Recipe

Updated on December 30, 2014

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Banana Milk Shake


Banana Milkshake - delicious, easy and quick to make

The following banana milkshake recipe is an excellent and super quick way of using up overripe bananas.

Serve at any time of day and on a variety of occasion. Dress it up a bit in a fancy glass with straws to serve to guests at lunch or a dinner party.

There are a multitude of variations, a few of which are listed below, but you can let your imagination run wild and adapt it to your own taste by adding your own favourite ingredients.

Scroll down the page for a great Banana Smoothie Recipe which can likewise be useful for overripe bananas and for delicious Banana Hot Chocolate drink. Also some thoughts on the difference between a milkshake and a smoothie!

Glasses for your milkshake or iced beverage

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Ready in: 3 min
Yields: Serves three

INGREDIENTS - Banana Milkshake

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 2 cups milk
  • pinch of nutmeg and/or mixed spice
  • a quarter teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • approx one third of a litre of ice cream
  • 1 dessert spoon of sugar

INSTRUCTIONS - Banana Milkshake

  1. Use a blender to thoroughly combine all the ingredients – Enjoy!
  2. ****** see below for variations for this Banana Milkshake and for a delicious banana smoothie recipe
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Blender that Crushes Ice

Ninja Master Prep Chopper, Blender, Food Processor (QB900B)
Ninja Master Prep Chopper, Blender, Food Processor (QB900B)

4.4 stars out of 5 (well over 350 reviews) Easily cleaned, smoothly blends frozen fruit and ice and reasonably priced.


Banana Milkshake - Variations

  • For a Banana and Honey Milkshake, simply add a tablespoon of runny honey to above ingredients

  • For Banana and Strawberry Milkshake, simply add a handful of strawberries (or tinned strawberries or even a tablespoon of strawberry jam if no fresh strawberries available).

    You can vary the spices too - try a pinch of allspice, cinnamon, or ground ginger for example to give your milkshake an extra kick.

Banana Milkshake v Banana Smoothie

Difference between milkshake and smoothie – The great debate

A milkshake is generally made with milk, ice cream and flavouring whereas a smoothie is usually made with fruit, flavourings and ice.

That said, there are lots of smoothie recipes which use ice cream as well as ice, and some which do not include ice at all. The lines have become somewhat blurred.

This page includes recipes for milkshake and smoothie - why not try both!

Blenders capable of crushing ice

Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black
Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black

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Banana Smoothie Recipe

Serves 3


  • 3 overripe bananas – chopped

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup ice cubes (IMPORTANT: - before putting ice in your blender to crush them, check the blender instructions approve the appliance for this purpose. Some do not, in which case click the video below for alternative method to crush ice.
  • Optional – other fruit – e.g. strawberries, raspberries

INSTRUCTIONS for Banana Smoothie

  1. Simply use a blender to combine all the ingredients together - Enjoy

VARIATION - for Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie, replace the honey with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Banana Hot Chocolate Drink

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS - Banana Hot Chocolate Drink

  • two cups of hot chocolate beverage (made up with milk as per the manufacturer's instructions)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • (optional - a little honey to taste)

INSTRUCTIONS - Banana Hot Chocolate Drink

Use a blender to combine all the ingredients together until smooth, and serve this delicious hot banana beverage hot straightaway.

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      Esther Strong 4 years ago from UK

      My Cook Book - Many thanks for dropping by. It really is a flavoursome drink that both children and adults can enjoy.

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Just now i have gone through another hub over banana, that is banana and yogurt smoothie. Well, this is as well sounds delicious. Great share, thank you.