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Strawberry Banana Milkshake + Video, DF Version

A strawberry banana milkshake made with ice cream and flavored with real strawberries and banana, also customizable to be dairy free and vegan friendly. A delicious summer dessert that can be made with or without ice cream for a healthier treat.

Strawberry banana milkshake recipe with coconut milk and ice cream.
Strawberry banana milkshake.

If you are looking for a fruit favored milkshake, this strawberry banana milkshake is the perfect sweet treat to drink that can be enjoyed as dessert or snack. 

This recipe for strawberry milkshake can easily be customized to incorporate less sugar or no added sugar at all. And It takes about 5 minutes to make! Make sure to watch the how-to video below.

Also feel free to try other milkshake flavors like this pineapple milkshake or this coffee milkshake with mocha flavor.

Strawberry and banana milkshake in a glass with a sliced strawberry and a straw.

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Strawberry Banana Milkshake Without Ice Cream

If you want to make this strawberry and banana milkshake without ice cream you can use coconut cream / milk or yogurt instead (dairy or non-dairy coconut based yogurt). Using frozen fruits (with or without some ice) will help to achieve a thicker creamier texture, this is important if you’re not using ice cream. Otherwise you will just get an ordinary strawberry banana smoothie.

Ingredients For Making Strawberry Banana Milkshake Without Ice Cream:

  • Strawberries (fresh or frozen) if you’re using frozen, you might need a little more liquid to blend.
  • Bananas – ripe (preferably frozen for a thicker milkshake).
  • Added sweetener (optional, if you prefer the shake sweeter) use about 3-4 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey.
  • Coconut milk, cream (or yogurt) – for a stronger coconut flavor, thicker richer and creamier texture use full fat canned coconut milk. You can use only the solidified cream on top or all together with the water. This option is perfect if you want your strawberry banana milkshake to be vegan, paleo or keto compliant.
Strawberry banana milkshake in glass garnished with a strawberry.

Strawberry Banana Milkshake With Ice Cream

If you are looking for a creamy thick strawberry banana milkshake you need to keep in mind the consistency of ingredients. Adding frozen fruits can help (in this case banana and strawberry) as well as using some ice cream will be extremely helpful.

The ice cream can be dairy based (regular vanilla) or non-dairy based (coconut or almond based).

Sometimes regular ice cream or milk combined with fruits can cause bloating and gas. It’s a really bad combination especially if you already have some gut problems.

So if you are more inclined to use a dairy free ice cream, make sure to choose the right one. For example the coconut ice cream is usually thicker than other non-dairy versions. I like to use a classic vanilla flavored coconut ice cream (or vanilla cashew ice cream) which is perfect for making a strawberry banana milk shake.

Ingredients For Strawberry And Banana Milkshake With Ice Cream:

  • Strawberries (fresh or frozen). If you’re using frozen strawberries, you might need a little more liquid to blend.
  • Bananas – ripe (fresh or frozen).
  • Plain vanilla ice cream (or use a dairy free ice cream like coconut based vanilla ice cream).
  • Liquid to blend (if you’re using frozen ingredients you need to add a bit of milk (or plant based milk), it depends how thick you want your strawberry milkshake).

Find the complete printable recipe with measurements below.

Gathered ingredients for a strawberry banana milkshake on a board.
Ingredients needed for making a strawberry banana milkshake (dairy free version).

How To Make The Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Step 1. To a blender add the frozen fruits, the ice cream (if using) and the liquid. If you want to add some healthy protein: hemp seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds, now is the time to add it. To sweeten it up, use maple syrup, date syrup or honey.

Step 2. Cover with a lid and pulse a few times to get things moving, then set the blender on low speed and blend until creamy.

Process shots showing step by step on how to make a strawberry banana milkshake in a blender.

Step 3 Pour the strawberry banana milkshake into glasses and enjoy right away.

Video: Strawberry Banana Milkshake (With Or Without Ice Cream)

Milkshake FAQs

Are Milkshakes Supposed To Be Thick?

The milkshakes should have a thick consistency and a creamy texture. Thick enough for a straw to stand in but still drinkable.

How Do You Thicken A Homemade Milkshake?

To thicken a milkshake you just add more solid ingredients and less liquid. Such as more ice cream or more frozen fruit.

What Is The Difference Between Smoothie And Milkshake?

Smoothies have a thinner consistency and can be made with dairy products or without (water is used as the blending liquid therefore are lower in fat) while the shakes are more creamier and are typically made with ice cream or milk. The milkshakes are also much sweeter and are usually consumed as dessert.

Strawberry milkshake with ice cream.

What Blender To Use For A Milkshake

Any blender that has a “frozen drink” set up. This usually pulses a few times to make things move a bit and then blends on low without breaking the consistency. I’m using a Ninja blender with glass pitcher, the plastic ones are usually prone to scratches when blending frozen ingredients.

Healthy Add-ins For Making Strawberry Milkshakes

  • Seeds: add chia seeds, hemp seeds or milled flax seeds for fiber and plant based protein.
  • Use other fruits like cherries, blackberries or blueberries.
  • Nut butters: add some peanut butter or or other nut butters.
  • Cacao powder for a chocolaty flavor;
  • Matcha powder for a green tea flavor.
This is a strawberry banana milkshake that can be made with or without ice cream, or yogurt, it's up to you, you can easily customize it to be dairy free and vegan friendly. A thick creamy cold strawberry milkshake dessert flavored with real strawberries and banana perfect for hot summer days. Also check out what to add to make this a healthy strawberry milkshake. #strawberrymilkshake #strawberry #banana #milkshake

Milkshake Storing

  • Storing leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the freezer. It will turn to ice-cream. Consume the milkshake within 1 to 2 months after it’s frozen.
  • To defrost: a milkshake that’s frozen solid you need to move it from the freezer to the fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. If it separates you can re-blend.

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Vegan Strawberry Milkshake With Or Without Ice Cream (Dairy Free) Recipe

A strawberry banana milkshake flavored with real strawberries, banana and thickened with ice cream. A thick cold fruit flavored milkshake that can easily be customized to be dairy free and vegan friendly. This strawberry and banana milkshake is the perfect sweet treat that can be enjoyed as snack or dessert during hot weather.
Prep Time3 mins
Blending Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cuisine: American, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Vegan
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 426.8kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Strawberry Banana Milkshake Without Ice Cream

  • cup strawberries  - frozen
  • 1 large banana - ripe, preferably frozen for a thicker milkshake
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk or cream - or yogurt/ see notes for dairy free/vegan version
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup or date syrup - optional, if you prefer it sweeter

Strawberry Banana Milkshake With Ice Cream

  • cup strawberries - fresh or frozen
  • 1 large banana - ripe, use frozen for a thicker consistency
  • 1 cup plain vanilla ice cream  - or strawberry flavored ice cream/ see notes for dairy free
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream - see notes for dairy free

Instructions
 

  • To a blender add the frozen fruits, the ice cream (if using) and the liquid. If you want to add some healthy protein: hemp seeds, flax seeds or chia seeds, now is the time to add it. To sweeten up the strawberry banana milkshake, use maple syrup or honey.
  • Cover with a lid and pulse a few times to get things moving, then set the blender on low speed and blend until creamy.
  • Pour the strawberry milkshake into glasses and enjoy right away.

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Notes

Tips For Making Strawberry Banana Milkshake

  • To thicken the milkshake you just add more solid ingredients and less liquid. Such as more ice cream or more frozen fruit.
  • Blender: I’m using a Ninja blender with glass pitcher, the plastic ones are usually prone to scratches when blending frozen ingredients.
  • The best dairy free ice cream: coconut ice cream is usually thicker than other non-dairy versions so I like to use a classic vanilla flavored coconut ice cream, which is perfect for making a strawberry milk shake or just a plain coconut milk shake.
  • Dairy Free Milk: Coconut milk, cream (or yogurt) – for a thicker richer and creamier texture use full fat canned coconut milk. You can use only the solidified cream on top or all together with the water. This option is perfect if you want your strawberry banana milkshake to be vegan, paleo or keto compliant.
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Nutrition

Serving: 10oz | Calories: 426.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 93.6g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 5.6g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 1085.2mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 49.6g | Vitamin A: 6.9IU | Vitamin C: 177.5mg | Calcium: 11.6mg | Iron: 14.5mg

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