Banana Chocolate Milkshake
This yummy banana chocolate milkshake looks and tastes amazing, especially in summer! It is also a convenient recipe because you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!
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Recipe updated: April 4th, 2024

Using frozen bananas and vanilla bean ice cream with cocoa powder, this milkshake recipe is just the thing you need to eat some fruit while enjoying a tasty treat! This chocolate banana milkshake recipe is made out of simple ingredients like fresh bananas and is a fun treat to enjoy on a hot summer day!

If you liked this creamy chocolate banana milkshake, you might also enjoy our other creamy milkshakes, such as the delicious Oreo chocolate milkshake, or ditch the chocolate and enjoy our Oreo milkshake instead! If you choose to ditch the Oreos and keep the chocolate, you get our chocolate milkshake! Don’t forget to add some homemade whipped cream!

The finished product of the banana chocolate milkshake.
The finished product of the Banana Chocolate Milkshake.

๐Ÿ”‘ Key Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 6 cups of vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • Sprinkles – Optional
  • Whipped Cream – Optional
Cocoa powder, sprinkles, warm water, 2% milk, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, sliced frozen bananas.
Ingredients for Banana Chocolate Milkshake recipe.

๐Ÿฅค How to Make the Banana Chocolate Milkshake

These step-by-step instructions are accompanied by detailed photos for enhanced clarity and guidance.

Step 1. Get out Your High-Powered Blender and Measure the Cocoa

To begin with, measure 1/4 cup warm water and 4 tbsp cocoa powder and put it in a good blender. You need warm water because it helps to dissolve the cocoa powder into it before blending it with the other ingredients.

For the best results, put some cups in the freezer right now while you make the milkshake so that it doesn’t melt when you are ready to dish out the best chocolate banana milkshake.

The cocoa powder and the water in the blender.

Step 2. Blend the Cocoa

Secondly, cover the blender and blend on pulse until the cocoa powder is smooth.

Blend the cocoa powder and the water until smooth.
Blend the cocoa powder and the water until smooth.

Step 3. Add the Milk

Third, measure 1/3 cup of milk, then pour it into the blender. After that, mix the cocoa mixture until it is thoroughly blended.

Add the milk, then blend.
Add 1/3 cup milk, then blend.

Step 4. Slice and Freeze the Bananas

Before adding the bananas to the cocoa mixture, slice them and freeze the sliced-up bananas about 30 minutes before starting. If you haven’t done that, you could cut them up and freeze them for up to 30 minutes right now. Consequently, freezing the bananas helps to keep the milkshake cold and will reduce the chance of it melting. However, if you don’t care about having the milkshake melt faster, you don’t have to have the frozen bananas.

Add the bananas.
Slice the bananas and add to the cocoa mixture.

Step 5. Measure the Ice Cream

Measure six cups of vanilla ice cream and put it in the blender. In contrast to the Homemade Chocolate Milkshake, you cannot use the six-cup mark on the blender because the bananas and cocoa mixture will take up space, so if you try to measure the ice cream to the six-cup mark, it will be uneven.

Put 6 cups of vanilla ice cream in the blender.
Add 6 cups of vanilla ice cream.

Step 6. Blend the Banana Chocolate Milkshake

In the blender, blend the milkshake using the pulse button until it is smooth. You may need to push down any bananas that didn’t get blended with a spoon and pulse the milkshake again.

Blend the banana chocolate milkshake on pulse.
Blend the milkshake on the pulse.

Step 7. Pour the Banana Chocolate Milkshake

Finally, distribute the milkshake into glasses. If you want, you can add whipped cream and sprinkles. Then, it’s ready to enjoy!

Finished product of the banana chocolate milkshake topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

โญ Recipe Variations

  • You can add almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or dairy-free milk instead of 2% milk.
  • Instead of using vanilla bean ice cream, you could use chocolate ice cream.
  • You could try using dark chocolate cocoa powder in your chocolate shake.
  • Different people have different taste preferences, and I’ve realized that some people like to dip french fries in their banana shake.
  • Peanut butter and vanilla extract would make a great addition to your creamy banana milkshake.
  • If you want to make a thicker milkshake, you can add less milk or more ice cream. You can also use whole milk.

โ“ FAQ’s

What Can You Add to the Banana Chocolate Milkshake?

Some garnishes you can use for this chocolate banana milkshake recipe are, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, strawberry syrup, chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, maple syrup, hot fudge, and even wafer sticks! The sky’s the limit! Additionally, try substituting the vanilla bean ice cream and cocoa powder for chocolate ice cream if you want.

Can You Make a Banana Chocolate Milkshake with Cocoa Powder?

Indeed, yes, you can make a banana chocolate milkshake with cocoa powder. Evidently, we used vanilla bean ice cream with cocoa powder for this recipe.

๐Ÿ’ญ  Final Thoughts

In sum, this is a delicious home recipe that will keep you hooked. After trying the banana chocolate milkshake, you will want to make this recipe over and over again and will be satisfied after every bite!

Banana chocolate milkshake with whipped cream and sprinkles.

๐Ÿ“ƒ Recipe Card

Banana Chocolate Milkshake

Banana Chocolate Milkshake

Avatar for KylieKylie
This yummy banana chocolate milkshake looks and tastes amazing, especially in summer! It is also a convenient recipe because you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!
5 from 8 votes
Cost $7
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings 4

๐Ÿซ• Equipment

๐Ÿง‚ Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup milk (2% or whatever you prefer)
  • 6 cups vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 bananas (frozen)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional)

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Instructions

  • Measure the cocoa powder and warm water, then blend to dissolve.
  • Add the milk, then blend.
  • Slice the bananas before freezing them for 30 minutes, then put them in the blender.
  • Measure and blend the ice cream with the bananas.
  • Distribute the milkshake and enjoy with some whipped cream and sprinkles!

*๏ธโƒฃ Recipe Notes

  • You can put the cups in the freezer before serving so the milkshake will not melt as fast.
  • You can substitute the vanilla bean ice cream and the cocoa powder for chocolate ice cream if you want to.
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