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Strawberry Banana Milkshake

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Prep Time: 10 mins    Cook Time: 0 mins

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A strawberry banana milkshake offers the best of both worlds - a delicious drink and an indulgent dessert. All you need to do is add a few ingredients to your blender and hit the button. Your delicious milkshake will be ready in less than a minute!

Two strawberry banana milkshakes on a table.
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Milkshakes are really versatile. You can use pretty much any kind of fruit, any kind of base liquid, and any kind of flavorings, as well as create fun toppings. Once you know the basic recipe, you can create new and different kinds. Milkshakes are a decadent treat that everyone loves.

Whether you are looking for a tasty tummy-filler to make when the kids come home from school, a way to use up some fresh fruit, or you’re just in the mood for something different, this delicious homemade milkshake ticks all the boxes.

If you are looking for other fruity desserts to cool off with, then I definitely recommend that you check out this lemon icebox cake and my Mexican popsicles. They both pack a perfect punch of fruit and don't require any baking!

Main Ingredients

The ingredients to make strawberry banana milkshakes laid out on a table.

Milkshakes don’t typically need a lot of different ingredients. This one is a delicious combination of fresh fruit, milk and more, for the perfect flavor and consistency. These are the ingredients you will need:

  • Strawberries: Use frozen strawberries so you don’t have to add ice. I like to keep a box in the freezer all the time so I can whip up a tasty smoothie whenever I want.
  • Bananas: Ripe bananas add nutrients and fruity flavor. Bananas have a natural affinity with strawberries. They are also rich in potassium and help you stay full for longer. If your bananas are a little black and need to be used up, this is the perfect recipe to use them in.
  • Milk: Well, it wouldn’t be a milkshake without the milk! Use any kind you want here. Whole, 2%, oat, rice, soy, or almond milk are all possibilities, so just use your preference.
  • Vanilla ice cream: For adding richness to the milkshake. Vanilla ice cream elevates this smoothie into a milkshake, adding an indulgent, creamy flavor and texture. Feel free to use strawberry ice cream instead or another flavor.

Instructions Overview

If you have made milkshakes before, the easy process will be familiar to you. If you usually buy your icy beverages in a restaurant, you’ll be delighted to know they’re quick and simple to prepare. First, you need to peel the bananas and then put them in the blender with the strawberries.

Next, pour in the milk and add the ice cream. Blend until the milkshake is completely smooth, then pour it into milkshake glasses. Top with whipped cream, fresh fruit slices, syrup, or anything else you like. Now just serve and enjoy!

A finished milkshake with a straw ready to drink.

Common Questions

Can I make this milkshake ahead?

You can make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours. You will need to blend it again before serving if the ingredients separate.

How should I store the milkshakes?

If you aren’t serving it immediately, keep it refrigerated.

Can I freeze it?

Actually, it freezes really well. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. Any longer and ice crystals will begin to form. When you’re ready to drink it, just let it sit on the countertop until thawed.

What should I serve with a strawberry banana milkshake?

Since this can be a drink or dessert (or maybe a mixture of both!) you can serve it just as it is. If you’re hungry, pair it with your favorite cookie or cake.

Can I use fresh strawberries?

Frozen strawberries are handy because they cool down the milkshake without having to use ice. If you want to use fresh ones, just add a few ice cubes to the mix if you want (remember the ice cream also cools it down).

Close up of milkshake topping with cream, a banana slice, a strawberry, and strawberry syrup.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Not every blender can handle frozen ingredients, nuts or ice cubes so make sure yours is up to the job before making this.
  • Turn your shake into a malt by adding a couple of tablespoons of malt powder to the mixture.
  • Add more mix-ins like other kinds of fruit, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cookie dough, Oreos, or anything else to make it unique.
  • You don’t have to serve this in a tall glass. Any large glass will work just fine.
Overhead shot of finished milkshake.

This rich, creamy strawberry banana milkshake is a breeze to prepare and tastes every bit as good as an ice cream parlor shake.

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Recipe

How to Make

Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Fresh fruit, ice cream, and milk combine to make this super-easy dessert. It’s rich, creamy, and also full of nutrients.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 3 milkshakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, frozen
  • 2 bananas, large
  • 2 cups whole milk, or your preference of milk
  • 18 ounces vanilla ice cream, about 6 scoops

For the topping:

  • whipped cream, and strawberry syrup, fresh strawberries, and banana slices as optional toppings
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Instructions

  • Place frozen strawberries, bananas, milk, and ice cream into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall milkshake glass and then top with whipped cream, a drizzle of strawberry syrup, a fresh strawberry, and a banana slice or any combination of your preference.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Not every blender can handle frozen ingredients, nuts or ice cubes so make sure yours is up to the job before making this.
  • Turn your shake into a malt by adding a couple of tablespoons of malt powder to the mixture.
  • Add more mix-ins like other kinds of fruit, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cookie dough, Oreos, or anything else to make it unique.
  • You don’t have to serve this in a tall glass. Any large glass will work just fine.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 549kcal (27%), Carbohydrates: 73g (24%), Protein: 12g (24%), Fat: 24g (37%), Saturated Fat: 15g (94%), Cholesterol: 91mg (30%), Sodium: 206mg (9%), Potassium: 975mg (28%), Fiber: 5g (21%), Sugar: 58g (64%), Vitamin A: 1033IU (21%), Vitamin C: 64mg (78%), Calcium: 415mg (42%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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