Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe

This strawberry banana milkshake recipe goes together in minutes in the Ninja CREAMi machine! Top with fresh strawberry and banana slices for a delicious, sweet treat.

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a glass of strawberry milkshake topped with banana slices

Kitchen Gear Needed to Make this Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe

You need just a few basic gadgets to make this recipe so gather the following and the ingredients below and you’ll be enjoying a strawberry banana milkshake in no time.

Ingredients & Substitutions for this Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe

Gather these ingredients, so you can whip up this strawberry banana milkshake recipe in the Ninja CREAMi in no time.

Strawberry Ice Cream I used this Ninja CREAMi strawberry ice cream recipe in my milkshake because I had some leftover. But if you ate all yours (no judgment!), you can certainly use another strawberry ice cream in its place.

Banana You can’t really substitute anything for the banana, since it’s a main flavor here. But I would highly recommend using a very ripe banana. As a banana ripens it gets sweeter, which beautifully complements the strawberry flavor in the ice cream. It also makes seems to make a smoother milkshake.

Vanilla Almond Milk I use vanilla almond milk because the vanilla adds a creamier taste in the recipe. But feel free to use your favorite milk here. You could use plain cow milk, half-and-half, or even heavy cream. You could also use a plant-based milk such as oat, soy, cashew, or plain almond milk. Whichever you choose, I would recommend using an unsweetened variety since there is enough natural sugar in the banana and strawberry ice cream.

A glass of strawberry banana milkshake with banana slices on top

Tips for Making this Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe

I’ve made this strawberry banana milkshake recipe several different ways depending on what ingredients I had on hand when I had a craving for one. I tend to eat low carb/keto, and I often avoid dairy, but not always. This is one of those recipes that strays a bit, so here are some suggestions.

How to make it vegan or dairy-free If you’re using this keto strawberry ice cream recipe, then follow the suggestions in the post to make it dairy-free. Otherwise, use your favorite store-bought vegan or dairy free strawberry ice cream in this recipe.

How to make it low carb I don’t think this recipe can reach keto status because of the fresh banana, but it could be considered low carb. To ensure it stays low carb, use a low carb or keto strawberry ice cream, like the recipe above, and stick to a low carb milk like the almond milk listed in the recipe.

Toppings for this Ninja CREAMi Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Here’s where that keto/low carb train can go off the rails. So if you want to indulge a little, here are some suggestions for topping your strawberry banana milkshake.

  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh strawberry slices
  • Banana slices
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup
  • Chopped pecans or peanuts
  • Shredded coconut

How to Make a Strawberry Banana Milkshake in the Ninja CREAMi

strawberry banana milkshake in a clear glass with banana slices on top with a spoon next to the glass

Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe (Ninja CREAMi)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Blend Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Already have a batch of Ninja CREAMi strawberry ice cream on hand? Then this Strawberry Banana Milkshake recipe goes together in minutes!

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Add the ice cream to a Ninja CREAMi pint and scoop a 1.5" hole in the middle that goes to the bottom.

2. Put the bananas in the hole that you created and pour the milk over them.

3. Place the pint in the outer bowl. Install the paddle in the lid and attach lid to the outer bowl.

4. Plug in the Ninja CREAMi unit and install the bowl on the base.

5. Press the power button and select MILKSHAKE.

6. When the unit shuts off, remove the bowl from the base and remove the lid.

7. Pour the milkshake into a cold glass, add toppings, and serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition information below is based on Keto Ninja CREAMi Strawberry Ice Cream.

Calories: 499, Protein: 5.1g, Net Carbs: 17.7g, Fat 45.2g

Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 310Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 38mgSodium 81mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 5g

Nutrition information is an approximation and may vary based on the specific ingredients and amounts used when preparing the recipe.

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