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Banana Milkshakes with a bottle of milk in the background and a banana

Banana Milkshake

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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


Stand blender or stick/immersion blender


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency.
  2. Pour the milkshake into a large glass and top with whipped cream if using. 


  1. Ideally use very or overripe bananas. A little browning on the skin is ideal. This will make it softer and easier to blend.
  2. Try to avoid ice creams that are marked as ‘soft scoop’ which will melt faster than standard ice creams.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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