Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

A chocolate milkshake is always a great treat. But add in some bananas and cookies to make a delicious chocolate banana milkshake!

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Most of the time, when we have overripe bananas, we just make some banana bread. But this time, we decided we wanted something new and different. We try not to have ice cream in the house often but decided to use that and our bananas to make a chocolate banana milkshake.

When I was a kid, there was a diner nearby called Fabulous Fifties and they had the best milkshakes! I always got a vanilla malt milkshake when we went there. And we went so often that the lady who owned it knew what I wanted and started making it the moment I walked in the door!

Justin is picky about his ice cream and usually doesn’t like to eat it just as a bowl of ice cream. He prefers to make creamy milkshakes out of it. There are only certain brands and flavors that he will eat plain. When he makes a milkshake, it’s usually a chocolate milkshake made with some chocolate powder and chocolate syrup mixed with vanilla ice cream. Very simple ingredients!

We decided that we both wanted a milkshake, and the chocolate banana flavor is always a good combination. So Justin made a full pitcher this time so there was enough for both of us. Most of the time I like to get my ice cream in a bowl. Justin uses the Magic Bullet to make an individual-sized milkshake. 

The shake started as his regular chocolate milkshake, and we added the bananas into the blender as well. This way we made something different than normal. And were able to use up some of the bananas that we had going bad in the pantry.

Tyler has been insistent on banana bread lately. But next time we have some bananas starting to get soft (when they have the most flavor for putting into recipes), I think we are going to break out the blender and make these shakes again.

Healthier Option

While a milkshake is delicious, there are ways to make it healthier. 

Instead of whole milk, use almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or another dairy-free milk of your choice. 

You can also skip the ice cream if you use frozen bananas and add a bit of vanilla extract to the blender. 

To thicken the milkshake, try adding a bit of Greek yogurt or coconut cream. 

Add a scoop of peanut butter to make a peanut butter banana milkshake if you want some added protein. 

Chocolate Banana Milkshake Step by Step


  • 3 bananas (overripe)
  • 2 cups ice cream (vanilla)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate sauce
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • whipped topping


Add the bananas, ice cream, chocolate powder, chocolate syrup, and milk to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

If the milkshake is too thick, add a little bit more milk to thin it out. For a thicker milkshake, use less milk. 

Pour the chocolate banana milkshake into serving glasses. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup and garnish with sliced fresh bananas. 

Chocolate Banana Milkshake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a slice of banana sitting next to a banana and a white and grey towel on a white surface (vertical)

Chocolate Banana Milkshake Leftovers

Storage: Leftover milkshake can be stored in the refrigerator for a few hours. Make sure to stir it well before drinking.

Freezing: You can store leftover milkshake in a freezer-safe container for up to one month. Remove from the freezer about one hour before drinking. For best results, add it to a blender again to stir the milkshake well.


Originally Published On: October 5, 2017

Last Updated On: September 4, 2023

Chocolate Banana Milkshake in a tall glass topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a slice of banana sitting next to a banana and a white and grey towel on a white surface

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

A chocolate milkshake is always a great treat. But add in some banana and cookies and it takes it to another level!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
ice cream
Servings: 2 servings
5 from 7 votes


  • 3 bananas (overripe)
  • 2 cups ice cream (vanilla)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 cups milk
  • whipped topping

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  • Add the bananas, ice cream, chocolate powder, chocolate syrup, and milk to a blender
  • Blend until smooth, adding more milk if it’s too thick
  • Line the glasses with chocolate syrup if desired
  • Pour the milkshake into a serving glass
  • Garnish with sliced bananas and whipped topping
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Milkshake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 710 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 251mg10%
Potassium 1338mg38%
Carbohydrates 113g38%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 85g94%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1065IU21%
Vitamin C 16.2mg20%
Calcium 459mg46%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

47 thoughts on “Chocolate Banana Milkshake”

  1. I love how you’ve done the glass – very pretty! My kids love milkshakes and when there’s some chocolate thrown in, even better!

    1. I always thought the glass looked so fancy like that. Then I realized just how easy it is to do! My husband showed me the first time he made milkshakes when we were dating.

  2. This look so easy and delicious. I’m definitely going to make this on my brother’s birthday! I love the presentation and everything, it’s so nicely done. Thank you for giving me a brand new recipe!

  3. Stephanie, this looks so good, I can taste it just looking at the pictures. I am going to try and let you know.

  4. My husband would love this! I’m personally not a big fan of anything banana, but my husband LOVES it! I’ll have to try making this for him.

  5. Wow! Nice chocolate drizzles, that looks decadent. I’m going to try it with almond milk and almond milk ice cream to keep it dairy free.

  6. This banana milkshake does look delicious. It actually reminds me a shake I just had at Knott’s Berry Farm last night which was a boysenberry pie milkshake but it had a similar look. I am sure this tastes amazing.

  7. This looks so good. I have some bananas I need to use up and I think this is what we will do with them. Thank you for sharing and giving me the idea!

  8. I keep bananas that get overly ripe frozen in my freezer for banana bread. As we usually just have 1 or 2 at a time, I just mash them and put in a mason jar. I may have to rethink my plans for them!

  9. 5 stars
    oh that is amazing!!! Who doesn’t love a delicious chocolate banana milkshake and this one looks sooooo delicious. I will try to make it this weekend.

  10. I love banana and chocolate together! This looks like such a delicious treat and one I might have to make tonight.

  11. Geraline Batarra

    5 stars
    These two is so perfect together..! I always make do something like this every summer. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

  12. I have been craving milkshakes like crazy so I feel like i need to go to my kitchen and make this now! Looks and sounds so delicious!

  13. My hubby is the biggest milkshake fan ever!!! I’m always looking for new twists when it comes to a milkshake. Will definitely be trying this!! Yum!

  14. 5 stars
    Chocolate and bananas.. yuuuum! So delicious. I’m getting these ingredients and I’m going to be sure to make it this weekend. You can’t never get enough of this delicious combination.

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