Blending sweet banana with ice-cold milk & vanilla ice cream, this banana milkshake is delicious as is, or can be flavoured with a host of extra things.
The default recipe makes one milkshake (around 350ml / 1.5 cups)
- 1 medium banana, sliced or broken into small pieces (see note 1)
- 2 scoops (90g) vanilla ice cream (see note 2)
- 180ml / 3/4 cup semi-skimmed milk (see note 3)
- optional: whipped cream to serve
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency.
- Pour the milkshake into a large glass and top with whipped cream if using.
- Ideally use very or overripe bananas. A little browning on the skin is ideal. This will make it softer and easier to blend.
- Try to avoid ice creams that are marked as ‘soft scoop’ which will melt faster than standard ice creams.
- While I use semi-skimmed milk as this is what I usually have in, you can also use whole milk which will make it even more creamy and rich. You can also use skimmed milk if you want a lighter option. The nutrition information below is based on semi-skimmed milk.
- You can also add different flavours to the shake for variety. Try a shot of espresso, a tablespoon of cocoa powder or a couple of pinches of cinnamon.
- For a lighter shake, use skimmed milk and low-fat ice cream. Or to make it even healthier, replace the ice cream with extra milk and add a couple of ice cubes before blending to keep it ice cold.
- For best results make the shake fresh before serving.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: British
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 378
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 56g
- Protein: 9g
Keywords: banana, milkshake, ice cream, drink, milk, creamy, snack, treat