• Sep
  • 05
  • 2011

Classic Banana Milkshake

Someday Spoon is now on facebook so I thought Id celebrate with a banana smoothie. If you enjoy Someday Spoon click the like button and follow us on FB too.
Smoothie and Milkshake recipes is the 3rd site that we have been asked to work on after our original contract from the oDesk freelancing site. Unfortunately there is a chance that the smoothie recipes we are working on may never be published and no one will ever get to see them! However the good news is I will publish them all here just for you.

Banana milkshake recipe

With the banana Milkshake photo shoot we really wanted to push the retro / childhood memories of the classic banana milkshake. Not only in the shoot itself but also with the colors and tone of the final series and the square frame emulating a medium format camera.
Although bananas are often only used as a base in milkshakes and smoothies they do have a great flavor and make for a great smoothie on their own.

Banana milkshake

Classic Banana Milkshake


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2

Serving Size: Glasses

Classic Banana Milkshake


  • 3 Bananas
  • 2 large scoops Ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 drops Vanilla essence
  • 1 sprinkle Cinnamon


  1. Peel the bananas and place them in to a plastic bag in the freezer, be careful that the bananas are not touching.
  2. Once the bananas are frozen add them along with the ice cream, milk and Vanilla essence into the blender.
  3. On high bend the mix until it has reached an even thickness and there are no longer chunks of frozen banana.
  4. Pour the shake in to two tall glasses for you and a friend to enjoy, although they look ready to drink now don't forget to sprinkle them with cinnamon first it makes them all the better.
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Banana Milkshake Tips

  • This is a great way to use up those frozen bananas you have in the freezer waiting to be made into a cake.
  • Adding a bit more milk and a few extra drops of vanilla essence will fatten this shake out into 4 cups.

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16 comments on Classic Banana Milkshake - What do you think?

  1. Wonderful! The flavors made it look delectable. I love this smoothie.

  2. This sounds like a super tasty milkshake and I love all of the shots!

    • H & A

      Thanks Peggy it was a super tasty milkshake, and thanks for liking Somedayspoon on Facebook too :) I will keep you posted on all my latest recipes and foody thoughts.

  3. Lovely banana milkshakes & congrats for joining FB :) I’ll fan you now.

  4. Frozen Banana sounds yummy! I saw this on the Tastespotting–had to come over for more! The photo is beautiful-nostalgic it makes me want to watch a movie.

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  6. G

    You’re wandering around in some dirty city and there are tall buildings all around you. Some of them are converted lofts. So you’re walking around and you’re a bit annoyed that you got some gum on your shoe, and now you’re walking around and everything is just kind of sticking a little bit more than usual, and you know exactly what’s going on and you keep on rubbing your foot against the ground trying to get it off but you know you can’t. And meanwhile people are walking by and looking at you like you’re insane. And your eyes *are* kind of wild. And it makes perfect sense to have wilder-than-average eyes under the circumstances, but you can’t practically explain those circumstances to random passers by. So you keep on walking and they keep on thinking you’re kind of insane.
    And this goes on and you walk past some random display case of a petrified turnip with a Civil War cap on and wonder who buys these things.
    And the newspapers are out in the newspaper stands talking about the local calypso band concert that just rocked the city the night before and there’s a Coca Cola ad high up above you and you think about polar bears for a while. And then the traffic light turns red and a car full of fake plastic mangos drives by at a moderate pace, smooth jazz cooly escaping through the cracked open windows, spotted cow seats filling out the interior, and you’re all like “Why is there a car full of fake mangos driving past me?” and the driver gives you a cool wave and quick salute before carrying on.
    And then an orange bicycle goes by and the light turns again and you continue walking and here the camera zooms out hard and suddenly and suddenly one can see the whole city scape with people walking around everywhere and lights turning and buildings all around and activity and mangos and waitresses at outdoor restaurants serving vegan enchiladas and all those other city things,
    and then suddenly everything gets super-dark for no obvious reason and no one notices at first but then people notice because they’re all like “WTF? It’s like 3 PM. It doesn’t get dark like this now” and they start checking their watches, and those who don’t have watches just kind of shrug and realize that they technically can’t prove it’s not actually late at night and silently kick themselves, and that’s just when the huge massive scaly slimy monster pops up from the distant mountains. And the thing is groaning and squealing and weird deep purple oily like slime is sliming down its scaly sides and it’s just hopping and huffing and puffing and clearly pretty pissed off for who knows what reason. And it doesn’t have any shoes, and maybe that’s why. But who knows? And it continues walking and huffing and puffing shoeless and like it’s so pissed off and so huge and monstery that it doesn’t even *notice* when it walks right over sticky pieces of gum on the ground and gets them caught like microscopic specks on its scaly heels.
    And this thing is huffing and puffing and it’s 100 feet tall and towering over most of the buildings (but not all of the buildings, and … if this city has a memorial arch of any kind, *definitely* not over the arch, which is kind of even scarier if you think about it because there are all these sweet innocent slow-paced tourists from the heartland up there in the top of the arch taking photos and crap and now they’re suddenly looking *down* at this massive angry gummy monster and they’re like “Holy heck?! What now?!” – and they’re RIGHT). And this thing comes steadily marching down and into the core of the city, ready to wreak havoc and lay down a major dose of smack the $!$* up all over everything, and probably result in ridiculous and obnoxious cleaning bills and janitors and window washers working tripled time 24/7 for like 2 weeks straight later on,
    And the whole thing is just ridiculous and sad and scary and confusing and apocalyptic and photogenic and tweetworthy and uncheckinable and hard-to-describe-to-your-mother and it’s like “Holy hell we’re going to be in the *papers* tomorrow!” and everyone kind of gets all agitated and some are screaming and freaking out and running around in ovals and others are just sitting back watching and still others are shooting pigs with birds on phones and there are quickly amassing hundreds and thousands of 1970′s style photos from camera phones and it’s all getting hashtagged up like nobody’s business and it’s basically just all pure chaos-laden monster movie hell and everyone’s like “OMG end of the world” and that kind of thing.
    And then…. Just THEN is when the even BIGGER (but still not quite as big as the tippy top of the arch.. if there is one) banana milkshake comes to the rescue and appears just at the right second and is all like “Hey – I’m delicious and f*#!@ng look at me” (but not really, because milkshakes can’t talk – it’s more like the aura of the whole thing – you’d understand, and get the message, if you were there staring up at it (or possibly down at it, slightly, from an arch)). And the monster is placated and everything gets better and the innocent baby in the carriage in the middle of its path is saved at the last nanosecond and mangos are still bouncing around and that cool, cool jazz keeps on playing and everything is saved and life is good again and it gets light and those people without watches are like “I *KNEW* it” and all is well.

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  11. Amouri

    Delicious 😋
    I also do it without ice-cream, and add sugar

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