Vanilla-Banana Milkshake


One night last week, my husband was out-of-town and I needed something sweet. ¬†I had dealt with a screaming infant for a few hours and needed to unwind with a sweet treat. ¬†I had no ” junk” in the house to eat. ¬†I made this Vanilla/ Banana Milkshake. ¬†It was AH-mazing!

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard of ¬†” Banana Swirl”. ¬†Especially if you have kids who watch Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. ¬†When you blend frozen bananas, it pretty much turns into something similar to Ice cream. ¬†You can add chocolate, berries, Mangos, Peaches, Pineapple, peanut butter or Whatever you like for different flavors to this Banana Swirl. ¬†It’s amazing.

I have been using bananas in healthy desserts a lot since becoming a mom.  I have made Mango-Banana Whip , Sugar-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a Greek Yogurt Banana Split.  

Bananas are sweet, creamy and healthy.  Bananas really do make a great healthy dessert.


I have started freezing banana slices when our bananas start to ripen. ¬†Banana Swirl is a fun dessert we eat in our house often……But…..I felt like it needed some sprucing up. ¬†Here are some issues I needed to tackle to make our banana Swirl better.

1.  Frozen Bananas, straight out of the freezer,  are very hard to blend.  You really have to constantly stir the mixture before bananas will ACTUALLY turn into the banana swirl.  Adding some milk really helps this process.

2. Adding extra flavor to the bananas really does make it more ” dessert-like”.

The best way to freeze bananas is to peel them, cut them into slices and put them in a freezer bag.  You can take them out, already sliced.


Vanilla Banana Milkshake 

Ingredients: 2 Frozen Bananas, Chopped.   1 Cup of Milk. 2 teaspoons of Vanilla. 

Put all the ingredients in a blender and Blend until Smooth. ¬† That’s¬†it!


This was SOOO Good, that I had to make it again for my husband today during nap time.  He agreed, this was a wonderful and satisfying healthy treat.  I think I need to come up with a few more versions.  But I really do like Vanilla.


What would you add to your Banana swirl Milkshake?




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