Banana Milkshake (Tastes JUST like Banana Pudding!)

If y’all get hype over some classic southern banana pudding, then brace yourselves, ’cause this Banana Milkshake recipe is about to steal your heart, honey! We’re talking frosty bananas blending with pillowy soft whipped cream and a touch of vanilla pudding magic. This is about to be your new fave way to beat those sugar cravings. So grab your blender and get ready to whip up some pure deliciousness!

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Two homemade banana milkshakes in glasses with whipped cream, bananas and nilla wafer on top.

Banana Pudding Milkshakes have arrived!  Banana pudding is a classic flavor that’s perfect for a milkshake remix!! I wanted to make it in a way that would be incredibly easy to duplicate at home.

The only problem you may end up having is an overdose of potassium from having a banana pudding milkshake several times a week! It’s that good boos.

If you love all things banana pudding, check out this Banana Pudding Ice Cream, Classic Banana Pudding, these Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars, and this Banana Pudding Tiramisu!!

Why You’ll Love This Banana Pudding Milkshake

  • Tastes So Dang Good! The combination of bananas, whipped cream, and pudding is a winner.
  • Easy to make! Simple ingredients and a one step recipe is all it takes to prepare a banana milkshake.
  • Kid-friendly treat the whole family will love! Milkshakes are always a hit when served up for dessert or a treat.
  • Great way to cool down! While you can certainly indulge in milkshakes any time of year, they’re especially delicious and refreshing in the summer.

Ingredients to Make a Banana Milkshake

All you need are five simple ingredients and a couple extras for garnish to make the best banana milkshake. Here’s a look at the highlights but you’ll find the full list and quantities in the recipe card.

  • Bananas: Use frozen bananas cut into slices. This is what’s going to make the ice cream base for the milkshakes by pulsing them until they’re the perfect texture.
  • Whipped topping: Such as Cool Whip, works perfectly to add some sweetness and more creaminess/
  • Milk: Coconut milk or your favorite dairy option works best.
  • Vanilla Instant Pudding: This recipe uses just the pudding mix, you won’t be mixing the pudding.
  • Vanilla Extract: For a bit more warmth and natural sweet flavors.
  • Whipped cream and vanilla wafers: These are completely optional but make the perfect garnish for a homemade banana pudding milkshake.
Ingredients to make banana milkshakes on the table.

How to Make a Banana Milkshake

Making this banana recipe is so easy!

  1. Add the milk, whipped cream, pudding, and vanilla to a heavy duty blender.  And blend until it’s all mixed to the consistency you want.
All the ingredients to make a banana pudding milkshake in a blender.
  1. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream and vanilla wafers! Enjoy.
A close up of banana ice cream milkshake with some spilling over the glass ready to serve

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Banana Milkshake

My goal was not only to create a deliciously banana pudding milkshake here.  I wanted to also create something that could be ready in a flash boos.

  • Freeze your bananas the night before! I usually have frozen banana slices in my freezer because I love to add them to smoothies so it helps that whenever I have a craving for this, it is ready to go!
  • A heavy duty blender or food processor is key! Don’t try this with a regular blender.  It simply won’t work as well.  Frozen bananas take a lot to break down so you need a high quality appliance to do so and make the end result completely smooth.
  • Adjust your milk! If you love super thick and creamy milkshakes, go lighter on the milk but if you want your milkshake thin, add more milk . You can adjust as you go along!  Also feel free to use any milk you like from almond milk to coconut milk.

The flavors in a banana milkshake are so versatile! You can add additional flavors and ingredients to it to turn it into anything you can dream of. 

  • Add Some Berries: They all work but take some inspiration from this Raspberry Banana Ice Cream for a combination of flavors!
  • Peanut Butter: PB and bananas are a winning combination and you get the added bonus of adding some protein to your milkshake.
  • Chocolate: For chocolate flavor you can add some cocoa powder to the blender or you can also sprinkle it with chocolate chips.

What to Serve with a Banana Pudding Milkshake

How to Store a Banana Milkshake

A banana milkshake is best enjoyed freshly made. If you can’t finish it all store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours and then blend again with some ice. Just note that the bananas may turn brown as they thaw out and your leftover milkshake might not be as creamy as when freshly made.

Can I freeze my homemade banana milkshake?

Yes, you can! Though I think it’s best enjoyed freshly made. Store the extra in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to three months. When ready to enjoy again, remove it from the fridge and let it thaw out slightly but not all the way. Return it to your blender and add a bit more milk to blend it up again.

Two banana pudding milkshakes ready to serve in ice cream parlor glasses with nilla wafers on top

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use real whipped cream to make a banana milkshake?

Yes, of course! You can use homemade whipped cream or store-bought. However, I don’t recommend using whipped cream in an aerosol can as it may not hold its consistency.

Can I make banana milkshakes without a high speed blender?

Yes, you can use your food processor. While a regular blender doesn’t work well to blend up the bananas, you can use a food processor to do the same thing. You may find it’s necessary to add a bit of milk to the bananas to help them blend up.

How do you thicken a milkshake?

In this recipe the two variables you will adjust to make a thinner or thicker consistency are the bananas and the milk. If you want it thicker, simply add more bananas and for a thinner milkshake add more milk.

This Frozen Banana Milkshake is straight up indulgence in a glass that I know you’re just gonna adore! By swapping out traditional ice cream for frozen bananas and whipped topping, I’ve whipped up a creamy, dreamy milkshake that’s bursting with natural sweetness. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for a sunny afternoon or whenever you’re in the mood for a frosty treat!

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Banana Milkshake Recipe (Tastes Just Like Banana Pudding)

This 5-ingredient banana milkshake is simple, doesn't use ice cream, and also tastes just like banana pudding. It's a healthier version that tastes amazing!
4.94 from 33 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course: Drink
Servings: 2 milkshakes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe frozen bananas cut in slices
  • ½ cup cold low-fat whipped topping
  • ¾ – 1 cup milk I use coconut milk or use a low fat milk
  • 4 teaspoons powdered vanilla instant pudding (just the powder, don't make the pudding!)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Vanilla wafers for garnish

Instructions

  • Add frozen banana slices, whipped topping, milk, instant pudding powder and vanilla extra to blender and blend until smooth milkshake consistency.
  • Pour milkshakes into glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream and vanilla wafers and enjoy.

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Notes

Tip 1: To save time, freeze your bananas the night before!
I usually have frozen banana slices in my freezer because I love to add them to smoothies so it helps that whenever I have a craving for this, it is ready to go!
Tip 2: A heavy duty blender or food processor is key!
Don’t try this with a regular blender.  It simply won’t work as well.  Frozen bananas take a lot to break down so you need a high quality appliance to do so and make the end result completely smooth.
Tip 3: Use a lightened whipped topping!  
I believe in making homemade whipped cream whenever I can but when I’m saving time and calories, lightened whipped topping like this one is fine to use in a pinch.
Tip 4: Adjust your milk!
If you love super thick and creamy milkshakes, go lighter on the milk but if you want your milkshake thin, add more milk . You can adjust as you go along!

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Filed Under:  Dessert and Baking, Drinks, Ice Cream and Frozen Treats

Comments

  1. You got me at banana pudding, our family loves it. Love the addition of vanilla wafers and cream, can’t wait to try it.

  2. Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts, and now I can have it in milkshake form!! Nothing beats that, thank you for this easy recipe!

  3. This reminds me that I have not made anything with banana in it in such a long time. Can’t wait to try this recipe now.

  4. Made this amazing banana pudding milkshake for my kids after their first day of school. They loved every bit of it. Thank you for the recipe!

  5. This banana milkshake looks so delicious that I’m going to get some bananas to make it right away!

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