Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake


When it comes to making milkshakes and smoothies, I’m not usually one to follow a recipe. I typically just toss-in ingredients as I go and hope for the best.

However, sometimes a shake turns out so well, it simply demands to be written down so that I can re-create it again and again, with the same spectacular results each time.

This is one of those milkshakes.

Made of frozen bananas, natural peanut butter, and cocoa powder, this rich, creamy treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth–> without the sluggish after-effects from a traditional ice cream shake.

As always, feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter for the peanut butter, or omit the cocoa for caffeine-free dessert.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake (vegan)
makes 24 oz (about 2 servings)

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
3/4 cup almond milk (homemade or store-bought)
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 ice cubes (about 2 handfuls)

Directions:

Throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.

(I like to freeze my bananas whole, for easy measuring, then I break them in half when adding them to the blender.)

Results will definitely be best if you use a Vitamix, which breaks down ice effortlessly, but a traditional blender should also work– though, you may need to add a bit more almond milk to facilitate blending.

Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!

4.61 from 58 votes
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Made of frozen bananas, natural peanut butter, cocoa and a splash of pure maple syrup, this rich, creamy treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, without the sluggish after-effects of a traditional milkshake.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1
Calories: 703 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 ice cubes (about 2 handfuls)
Instructions
  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. (I like to freeze my bananas whole, for easy measuring, then I break them in half when adding them to the blender.)
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

For best results, use a high-speed blender like the Vitamix, which breaks down ice effortlessly. A traditional blender should also work-- though, you may need to add a bit more almond milk to facilitate blending.

Happy sipping!

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Comments

Helen

OMG. I never write reviews. But this was beyond amazing (and easy). I got a Vitamix for Christmas, so I’ve been on a smoothie/nut milk making kick recently. I wanted to recreate my favorite chocolate-peanut butter-banana milkshake from my local ice cream shop, but healthier. Not only is this recipe much healthier, but it honestly tastes as delicious and creamy as the dairy version made with ice cream and milk. Better, actually, since it doesn’t have that cloying commercial sweetness from corn syrup-laden chocolate syrup. Plus, I’m saving a lot of money by making it myself and not spending $6 on each shake :). Thank you so much!!

Dana

This shake is SOOO much better than any other shake I’ve ever had! Number one it tastes better. Number 2, it doesn’t make me feel like crap and make my stomach explode at 2 am. Lol…I’m lactose intolerant. I’m new to your blog and I’m totally obsessed! Thank you for this recipe and all the others who help a sugarholic such as myself get her fix yet still be healthy! Whoever could have imagined? Certainly not me!

    denise

    My preference is Silk coconut milk over whole milk( lactose intolerant) to reduce calories and fat, use PB2 powdered peanut butter plus some oatmeal, about 1/3 cup. Some sweet pitted cherries help you to sleep

Isabella B.

Thank you for this delicious and easy to prepare shake. I just made a gallon of almond milk and I was happy to use it today. I bought a great product I thought you all might be interested in. At Costco, Honeyville organic butter powder. Gluten free and made in the USA. It’s funny though – their website doesn’t have this one listed yet. Only their older peanut butter powder but this one has: peanuts, coconut sugar and sea salt. That’s it and it’s SO good. Only 1 gram of fat per serving too. I added it to your shake and it was fabulous! Thanks again.

    Isabella B.

    Sorry, I meant PEANUT BUTTER POWDER

      Isabella B.

      II was concerned about my almond milk going bad as I had it in the fridge for a few days, so I poured it into my muffin tins and mini muffin tins and froze them. Then popped them out into ziplock bags to store in the freezer. Worked beautifully today with this awesome shake. I just didn’t add the additional ice cubes, yet added a 1/2 cup of Zico coconut water. Delish! Thanks again.

Natasha

Delicious thank you! =)

Danielle

What kind of cocoa powder do you use? I have both Valrohona Poudre De Cacao and Nativa Raw Cacao powder?!

    Megan Gilmore

    I usually use raw cacao in smoothies.

Michele R.

I loved this recipe so much, I made it for a girl scout troop for their healthy eating badge. No one could believe it wasn’t a chocolate ice cream shake! Great job!

Ali

I added a handful of baby spinach, cacao powder and no maple syrup (sweet enough with banana) and it was delicious! My 8 year old loved it & said it was the best way to drink his spinach. 🙂

Elaine

I just wanted to point out an error in this delicious recipe.
You say it serves two, but it’s a serving for one person! 😉

Lishamarie

I tried this taste amazing!! I like that I had everything on hand. No special purchased ingredients. Delicious

Erin L

Yummy!!

melissa

I just tried this today I ended up adding 2 more tsp of cocao powder, i used 2/4 coconut cream and 1/4 water, a cup of spinach oh and only 1 ice cube since my ice cubes are huge… came out wonderful 🙂

Pam

just made this, followed recipe exactly, delicious!! New favorite, thick and rich and creamy, oh my! Thanks for the recipe!

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