During warm (or more accurately, blazing hot) months in the South, there’s nothing more satisfying than a cold milkshake. This indulgent banana milkshake recipe will cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth. Banana milkshakes simple to make, so before you hop in the car for a trip to the ice cream shop, why not make a one at home?Homemade milkshakes are rich, easy to whip up, and perfect for hot afternoons spent in the sun. The kids will love these sweet treats, and you can rest easy that they’re getting way less sugar with a banana milkshake recipe made at home than one from a restaurant or shop.With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a quality banana shake right at home. We always recommend topping a milkshake with a hearty serving of homemade whipped cream, of course, but the kids can have fun topping their shakes with whatever they'd like to create something all their own. Whether they pick chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, chopped pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, or even bits of peanut butter, chocolate, or toffee candies, these banana milkshakes will taste delicious. These cool desserts can be enjoyed anytime, whether as an afternoon snack or a late-night dessert. If you’re having guests, make a batch ahead and serve them in mini Mason jars for a fun surprise. There are truly endless possibilities with an easy homemade shake recipe, and this recipe is no exception. Cool off, sit back, and relax with a delicious banana milkshake.

Southern Living


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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5 mins
45 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)


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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place bananas (in peel) on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until peel is very dark and just starting to split open, 20 to 25 minutes. Let bananas cool completely, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard peels.

  • Place roasted bananas, ice cream, milk, caramel topping, and vanilla in a blender. Process until completely smooth, about 45 seconds. Pour into 4 glasses, and top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel topping, and banana slices.