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Banana milkshake recipe with step by step photos – banana shake is yet another popular milkshake with kids. This milkshake is made with bananas, coconut milk, vanilla powder and cardamom.

When I prepare banana milkshake, I always make it with coconut milk or almond milk. According to ayurveda, the combination of bananas and dairy milk do not go well and this can lead to toxins, laziness, indigestion and slowing down of mind. In short, it creates heaviness in the body.

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banana milkshake

The banana shake recipe posted here is prepared with thin homemade coconut milk And surprisingly it is much lighter and soothing than banana milkshakes made with milk.

I don’t know what is ayurveda’s stand on using almond milk or coconut milk with banana but I definitely find it much healthier and better way of making banana milkshake than with cow’s milk. Do give it a try.

banana milkshake

This banana milkshake is good for children and grown ups who have lactose intolerance. If you want to make the banana milkshake more easy to digest then use bananas which are more ripe. You can also use a pinch of cardamom or cinnamon powder to flavor the milkshake.

How to make banana shake

1. Peel and chop 3 medium sized bananas. Add the chopped bananas in a mixer or blender jar.

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2. Then add 2 cups thin coconut milk.

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3. Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 to pinches of vanilla powder. This is Optional and you can skip adding vanilla extract. I add vanilla extract to add some flavor.

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4. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar or jaggery. Add sugar or jaggery as required. You can also use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar.

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5. Blend till smooth.

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6. Pour in glasses and serve banana milkshake. you can sprinkle some cinnamon or cardamom powder before serving.

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Banana Milkshake

4.67 from 6 votes
Banana shake made with coconut milk, vanilla powder and cardamom.
banana milkshake recipe, banana shake recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course:beverages & drinks
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 3 medium size bananas
  • sugar or jaggery as required
  • 1 to 2 pinch of vanilla powder or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder or cinnamon powder for garnishing - (optional)


  • Peel the bananas and chop them.
  • Put the bananas, vanilla and coconut milk into the blender.
  • Also add the jaggery or sugar as required.
  • Blend everything till smooth.
  • Pour the milkshake in tall glass and sprinkle cardamom or cinnamon powder.
  • Serve the banana milkshake immediately as with time its color and taste start changing. So you can not store this milkshake in the fridge to have it later.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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22 comments/reviews

  1. fine mahek and thanks for letting me know. it happens. welcome.

  2. Can I use the thick coconut milk to make the shake as well?? Or only thin coconut milk needs to be used ?

    • rashmi, thick coconut milk can make the milkshake heavy. you can thin the thick coconut milk by adding some water in it.

  3. Can we use normal milk and not coconut milk?

    • you can.

  4. good5 stars

    • thanks raji

  5. Hey Dassana,

    I am so glad that you have shared so many wonderful and delicious recipe, wanted to thank you because I have received so many compliments for cooking that too when I have never cooked before my wedding and now I have to, that too without any help for me and my husband.
    Your recipe are so simple and wonderful and the way you have represented its so easy to understand whether I am going right or wrong.

    Well, me and my husband love your food recipe.
    You have made me to make people taste Indian cuisine here in America that too from street food to formal dinner.

    Thanks a ton and please keep posting…..

    • welcome komal. glad to know this. thanks for sharing your experience and positive feedback on recipes.

  6. hi

    could u please post the recipe of fruit punch which we get in restaurants.. i want to try at home … thanks and god bless

    • i have noted your request. and will try to add in some time.

  7. mmmmm delicious!4 stars

  8. Hi Dasanna, I tried your banana mango milkshake. I am posting it here as I couldn´t find a reply space in that blog. It was excellent with powdered jaggery. Loved your healthy way of making shake without refined sugar!! Thanks a lot….

    • thanks dhanya. you can even use raw sugar, organic unrefined cane sugar and evaporated cane sugar. i use only these sugars for tea and sweets. they are healthy than refined sugar. sometimes i use white sugar for baking and icings. you will easily get these online as well as in the organic section. a little expensive, but its better to spend a bit now, then spending a lot of money on medicines later 🙂

  9. Can I vanilla essence to it , Instead of Vanilla powder ?

    • yes you can add vanilla essence. if using artificial vanilla essence, just add a few drops.

  10. Everything on your site looks so delicious!
    I’ve seen a few online recipes for homemade coconut milk using unsweetened dried coconut flakes. Is that what you use? I would like to know how you prepare it for yourself, and how long it lasts in the fridge. Coconut milk is one of my favorite ingredients, and I use it every week. But I’ve always used canned coconut milk. Surely homemade would be much better!

    • hi shelley, i prepare coconut milk with fresh coconut. its very easy to make at home. homemade is much much better. i have used canned ones too and coconut milk powder too. but nothing as compared to homemade coconut milk. stays good for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. mine gets used up very fast in 2-3 days time. so never kept beyond 2-3 days. may be they stay better even longer… i really don’t have an idea on that. i have a post in drafts for more than 2 months now on coconut milk. just not getting time to work on the pics. will surely post in some days.

      • Thank you – I look forward to your post, as always.

  11. I agree about feeling sluggish, but I could drink this whole darn glass, no problem! : )

  12. I do agree that milkshakes made with nut milks are much lighter. This looks so delish, Dassana 🙂

  13. Love the milkshake, looks very satiating and fresh.
    The idea of adding vanilla powder to coconut milk is interesting, will try this.