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Strawberry banana milkshake

7 July 2020

Classic strawberry banana milkshake is the best way to use up the abundance of fresh summer strawberries and ripe bananas. This is an easy recipe that requires only 3 main ingredients, but it’s good to have on hand if you’re not sure what is the best bananas to strawberries to milk ratio! I have a simple breakfast version, which is more calorie-friendly and healthy and a ‘dessert’ version with ice cream and whipped cream!

Strawberry banana milkshake in a highball glass with a straw and whipped cream

Ingredients:

Ingredients ratio: The basic ingredients ratio is 2 large bananas to about 26 oz (750g) and 1 cup of milk. I also like to add some vanilla extract to flavor the milkshake and some sweetener if my strawberries are not super sweet.
Sweetener: You can use really any sweetener that you like – sugar / light brown sugar / xylitol as a calorie-friendly option / honey / coconut sugar.

For a more indulgent version: I add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream instead of vanilla extract and sugar and also decorate the top of the milkshake with whipped cream. You can also sprinkle some shaved chocolate or sprinkles on top!

This milkshake comes out rather thick so if you prefer it on runny side, add more milk.

Frozen version: if you would like your milkshake more thick and super cold and don’t want to use ice cream, you can freeze the bananas (and optionally a small portion of strawberries) and blend with the other ingredients. I don’t recommend freezing all the strawberries because there are simply too many. You can use frozen strawberries but defrost them first, them mix them (strawberries and their juices) with the other ingredients.

ingredients for strawberry banana milkshake

How to make it:

You can use a stand blender or a hand (immersion) blender to mix the ingredients. If using a hand blender bear in mind that this recipe yields a lot, the whole milkshake filled the 7 cup (1.8 L) container of my stand blender.

a collage of three photos showing preparation steps of strawberry banana milkshake

Peel the bananas, cut off the strawberry tops, measure out the milk, add to a blender container and mix with the other ingredients, depending on which version you’re making (vanilla extract and sweetener of your choice for a breakfast version and ice cream for the dessert version). Mix until smooth.

strawberry banana milkshake is being poured from a blender container to a high glass

How to store this milkshake:

I will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Tastes the same as freshly made but it will be thicker, so you can dilute it a bit with milk if you wish. Make sure to stir it thoroughly before serving it.

Check out also my other fruity smoothies like:

Strawberry banana milkshake

Classic strawberry banana milkshake is the best way to use up the abundance of fresh summer strawberries and ripe bananas.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 158kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

‘breakfast version’:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 26 oz (750g) strawberries
  • 1 cup milk 240ml
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener honey/xylitol/sugar/agave surup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional

‘dessert’ version:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 26 oz (750g) strawberries
  • 1 cup milk 240ml
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream

Instructions

for the ‘breakfast’ milkshake:

  • Peel the bananas, cut off the strawberry tops. Add to the blender container with vanilla extract and sweetener of your choice. Mix until smooth.

for the ‘dessert’ version:

  • Peel the bananas, cut off the strawberry tops. Add to the blender container with the vanilla ice cream. Mix until smooth. Put into a high glass and decorate with whipped cream and optionally chocolate sprinkles.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • I will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Tastes the same as freshly made but it will be thicker, so you can dilute it a bit with milk if you wish. Make sure to stir it thoroughly before serving it.
  • Calories:
    • breakfast version: 158 kcal pro serving (1/4 of the recipe) 
    • dessert version: 284 kcal pro serving (1/4 of the recipe).
Course milkshake, smoothie
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry banana milkshake, trawberry milkshake

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