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banana milkshake in a glass bug topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and banana slices.

How to Make Banana Milkshake without Ice Cream

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 424kcal


  • Nutribullet or Blender


  • 2 bananas frozen
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 ice cubes


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender or Nutribullet.
  • Blend for 30 seconds or until the ingredients are fully incoporated.
  • Pour into serving glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
  • Serve immediately.


Ingredient Notes:
  • Bananas: Use ripe bananas and if you have time you can freeze them for 20-30 minutes. Frozen bananas make the shake more creamy without having to add ice cream. 
  • Milk: Use full-fat milk for the best results. However, you can use other milk of your choice. 
  • Sugar: Depending on the sweetness of the bananas you can skip adding sugar or replace it without your choice of honey or sweetener. 
  • Vanilla extract: It adds a lovely flavor but can be entirely skipped if you don't have it on hand. 
How to Make without Blender:
  1. Use a food processor or chopper, and follow the recipe as written. 
  2. Mash the bananas really well, until smooth and no big chunks remain. Add all ingredients to a mason jar, put on the lid tightly, and shake well until all ingredients are incorporated. Note: This method will not yield the same results as using a blender or food processor would, but it will still be pretty good!
How to Store:
This shake is best consumed immediately, however you can store it in the fridge for a few hours. 
Flavor Variations & Add-Ins
  • Chocolate: Love chocolate? Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder to the recipe, and make it into a chocolate banana milkshake!
  • Strawberry: Add 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries to add a delicious flavor! You can use other berries too such as blueberries.
  • Mango: Add 1/2 cup of cubed mango to the rest of the ingredients, blend, and enjoy this fruity milkshake.
  • Dates: Dates are a great way to add some nutrition and natural sweetness to the milkshake. Just make sure to use pitted dates that have been roughly chopped up - about 2-3 should be good for this recipe.
  • Coffee: Need some energy? Add instant coffee, cold-brewed coffee, espresso powder or even freshly brewed coffee that's been cooled down.
  • Cinnamon powder: Add a little sprinkle of cinnamon powder to the milkshake to bring a lovely warmth to the overall flavor.
  • Peanut Butter / Other Nut Butters: A teaspoon of nut butter of your choice will make this milkshake feel indulgent and delicious!
  • Ice cream: Use vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream for best results. Skip the sugar, and add 2 scoops of your choice of ice cream.
  • Chocolate Syrup: Drizzle with some chocolate syrup, or even maple or caramel syrup would be excellent here.
  • Nuts: Top with crushed walnuts, almonds, or even cashew nuts!
  • Whipped cream: It's not necessaryary, but I love to add whipped cream to milkshakes.
  • Chocolate sprinkles: If making for kids, or even yourself, make it more fun by adding some sprinkles...my favorite is chocolate sprinkles but rainbow would be perfect for the kids!


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1387IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg