Strawberry banana milkshake made using juicy, fresh strawberries and ripe bananas is one of the most popular, easy to make and delicious milkshakes ever!
Homemade strawberry banana milkshake with ice cream is super easy to make and it’s totally delicious with a few ingredients.
You can make copycat or restaurant style strawberry banana milkshake at your home with very few ingredients!
When you think of drinks like milkshakes or smoothies, two fruits that are very commonly used to make milkshakes and smoothies are strawberries and bananas.
And in this milkshake, we use both strawberries and bananas to make the yummy milkshake which you can enjoy for breakfast or as a refreshing drink for summer.
Why strawberries and bananas make the best milkshakes and smoothies?
As I mentioned, when it comes to drinks like smoothies or milkshake, two fruits that are very popularly used are strawberries and milkshakes.
In fact, they are popular due to many reasons like this.
Strawberries and bananas naturally make thick milkshakes and smoothies.
They both are sweet in flavor and strawberries do have a slight sour taste as well, the combination of which gives the best of flavors.
They are popular fruits which are commonly available and easy to find!
Strawberries and bananas are also very healthy fruits rich in many nutrients & vitamins like Vitamin C, potassium etc and they are perfect for including in breakfast, snack, salads etc.
Tips to make perfect strawberry banana milkshake
To make the perfect, delicious milkshake with strawberries and bananas:
Make sure to use good quality strawberries and bananas.
If the strawberries are too tart, they may not be suitable for milkshakes.
The right kind of strawberries to make milkshakes are ripe, sweet and slightly tart in flavor. Also make sure they are fresh berries.
With bananas, it is important to use ripe bananas, but make sure not to use overripe bananas to make milkshakes.
The perfect bananas to make milkshakes have bright yellow peels with brown spots beginning to appear. They are ripe and soft, but not mushy in texture.
You may also freeze the sliced bananas and strawberries in advance for a more thicker texture for the milkshake if you wish, but this is not necessary.
Using whole milk to make the milkshake will give you the most delicious, creamy and rich milkshake that tastes the best, but it is okay to use low fat milk if you wish to reduce the calories.
I do not always use whole milk to make milkshakes, for the same reason and they are still fine!
So here is how you can make this delicious homemade milkshake using bananas and strawberries.
How to make strawberry banana milkshake?
We use the following ingredients to make easy, delicious milkshake at home.
ingredients to make strawberry banana milkshake
strawberries 2 cups
bananas 2 large, ripe
milk 2 cups
maple syrup or sugar 2 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
ice cream 1 scoop (optional, you can use vanilla, strawberry or banana ice cream as you like)
step by step instructions
Wash the strawberries very well, hull the strawberries and slice in halves.
Add the sliced strawberries to a good quality blender.
Peel the bananas, slice in halves or more, add them also to the blender.
Add the milk, sugar or maple syrup and vanilla extract, blend everything until smooth.
If using ice cream, also add the ice cream and blend again to make creamy, delicious strawberry milkshake!
Transfer the prepared milkshake to glass cups, serve immediately for best results.
Can you make strawberry banana milkshake without ice cream?
Yes, you may make this milkshake without ice cream too.
Just skip the ice cream in the ingredients and use little more milk and sugar as necessary to sweeten the milkshake!
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How to store strawberry banana milkshake?
This milkshake tastes the best when served immediately after preparation.
If not serving right after the preparation, you may store the milkshake in refrigerator for few hours or you may freeze the milkshake in ice cube trays for longer storage.
How to make vegan strawberry banana milkshake?
To make a vegan milkshake, you can replace milk and ice cream with vegan options.
You may use coconut milk and coconut milk ice cream or you may use almond milk and any dairy free ice cream to make the milkshake as you like.
Below you can get the recipe for milkshake using strawberries and bananas in detail.
Strawberry Banana Milkshake
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 large bananas ripe
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop ice cream optional, you can use vanilla, strawberry or banana ice cream as you like
- Wash the strawberries very well, hull the strawberries and slice in halves.
- Add the sliced strawberries to a good quality blender.
- Peel the bananas, slice in halves or more, add them also to the blender.
- Add the milk, sugar or maple syrup and vanilla extract, blend everything until smooth.
- If using ice cream, also add the ice cream and blend again to make creamy, delicious strawberry milkshake!
- Transfer the prepared milkshake to glass cups, serve immediately for best results.