This refreshing Banana Strawberry Shake is perfect for a delicious summer treat on hot days when you need a tasty cool down. This shake is so easy to make, but if you want the perfect creamy consistency, keep reading!
A homemade milkshake is simple, but the beauty lies in the details. It’s ripe bananas and perfectly hulled strawberries, served in a fancy glass, not a fast food cup. And nothing beats a delicious milkshake when you need a quick, sweet treat.
In this post, we’ll cover everything from the best ingredients to fun serving ideas. And to sweeten the deal, I’m throwing in a few of my favorite milkshake tips. So shake things up and taste the difference!
For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below
- Strawberries: I prefer fresh strawberries because of their sweetness. If you use frozen ones, you will need to adjust the ice cream or milk amount to get the right consistency for your shake.
- Bananas: On the other hand, frozen bananas work best in this shake. Freezing the banana gives your shake a smooth and creamy texture.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Sugar: optional
🍓How to Make a Banana Strawberry Shake
- Prep the berries: Wash and hull your strawberries. This is a good time to taste one to see if they are sweet enough or if you should add some sugar.
- Blend: Add the ingredients to your blender. Start with the milk, then add the ice cream. Then, throw in the frozen banana slices and strawberries. Add a teaspoon of sugar if you think the berries need it. Then hit that blend button and let your blender do its magic. You’re looking for a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Adjust to Your Liking: If your shake is too thick, add a bit more milk. If it’s too thin, add more ice cream or banana. If it isn’t quite sweet enough, add some sugar.
When it comes to serving a milkshake, presentation is vital. Shakes aren’t an everyday indulgence in my house, so why not make it look fabulous?
Choose a fancy glass or Mason jar that will beautifully display the vibrant pink color of this shake. Add a straw, but not just any straw. I like to use those fun, brightly colored paper ones to add an extra dash of whimsy to your shake.
For the grand finale, top your shake off with a dollop of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry on top. Some chocolate shavings or a sprinkle of granola also look great on top.
This takes the shake from simple to simply spectacular. And who doesn’t want to feel a bit fancy, even on a boring weeknight?
💭How to Store
If you can’t quite finish your shake, you can store it for later. The key here is to make sure your shake stays cold and fresh. Pour the leftovers into an airtight container or a mason jar and pop it straight into the freezer.
This trick keeps your shake fresh for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to finish drinking it, let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes and stir it until smooth. The strawberry banana milkshake will taste better when it is freshly made, though.
Be sure to check out the step by step instructions
- Keep frozen bananas in the freezer to use them whenever you like. Slice and freeze overripe bananas so they are ready to go when the milkshake craving hits.
- Taste test the strawberries to see if they need extra sugar.
- The perfect milkshake texture might require some experimentation. A scoop of ice cream is about 1/2 cup but isn’t an exact measurement. So it is like Goldilocks. If your shake is too thick, add a bit more milk. For a thicker shake, toss in some more ice cream or banana. When it is perfect, drink it.
- When it comes to ice cream, go with your favorite flavor! I usually use classic vanilla because it complements the fruity flavors without overpowering them, but you do you. Strawberry ice cream adds extra strawberry flavor, and chocolate ice cream is delicious too.
- A high-speed blender makes it much easier to make creamy milkshakes.
Yes, but with frozen fruit, you must use less ice cream or more milk to get the right consistency for your shake. Fresh strawberries add a bunch of liquid to the shake.
If you skip the ice cream, it is more like a strawberry banana smoothie than a milkshake. But you can switch the ice cream to yogurt and call it whatever you like.
Yes, this recipe works fine if you substitute raspberries or blackberries. Blueberries are a little different because of the thicker skin of blueberries. I recommend a specific blueberry milkshake recipe for those.
Yes, for a vegan version, swap regular milk for almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk. As for the ice cream, plenty of vegan options are also available.
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Banana Strawberry Shake Recipe
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cups vanilla ice cream 1 scoops
- ½ frozen banana
- ¾ cups fresh strawberries
- Wash and hull the berries.¾ cups fresh strawberries
- Add the ingredients to the blender: milk, ice cream, banana, and berries.½ cup milk, ½ cups vanilla ice cream, ½ frozen banana
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Add more milk if the shake is too thick and more ice cream or banana if the shake is too thin.
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Nutrition facts are estimates.