Feb 6, 2020

Banana Pudding Milkshake

Homemade Banana Pudding Milkshake is a classic southern dessert made easy! Fresh bananas, cookies, and creamy vanilla bean ice cream all blended together to make the BEST banana milkshake ever!
Banana Pudding Milkshake in a glass with caramel and cookies around the rim

HOMEMADE BANANA PUDDING MILKSHAKES ARE BETTER!

Recently, my good friend and neighbor was reminiscing about how much she LOVED Zaxby's Banana Pudding Milkshakes. She went on and on about how good Zaxby's banana pudding milkshakes were and she was so sad they don't have them anymore. She said they used real bananas and the little cookie chunks were here favorite part.





By the time she was done we were all craving banana milkshakes, so I knew I had to try to recreate them at home. I tried several times before I felt I had the right ratio of banana to ice cream to cookie, and once I did, I invited her over to be my official taste tester. Apparently, I got something right, because she claims my banana pudding milkshake is even better than what she remembered!

I've since learned that Chick-fil-A and Cook Out have banana pudding milkshakes too. I haven't tried them yet, but plan on checking them out to see who does it best. I have a feeling HOMEMADE banana shakes will win every time! Have you had a banana pudding milkshake before? Did you make it at home or have it out at a restaurant? Let me know in the comments section below.
Banana Pudding Milkshake Ingredients in a blender

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN A BANANA PUDDING MILKSHAKE?

I kept the ingredients pure and simple in this banana pudding milkshake recipe. I wanted the banana and cookies to shine through, but I didn't want any one flavor to dominate. Bananas can be a strong flavor, so I was careful with the amount of banana I used in relation to the cookies and ice cream.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - I tried several different ice cream brands before settling on a favorite. The clear winner that produced the best results is Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
  • Milk - I add a splash of whole milk for a creamy consistency that's not too thick and not too thin
  • Ripe Banana - I recommend using one medium sized ripe banana in this banana milkshake recipe. If you find you would like more banana flavor you can always add more, but be careful and add just a little at a time.
  • Nilla Wafers - I use the MINI Nilla Wafers. I like adding some whole cookies on top for garnish, so the mini wafers are better for that. NOTE: If you use the regular sized Nilla Wafers, be sure to reduce the amount you add to the milkshake.
  • Whipped cream - Top this banana pudding milkshake with a big dollop of whipped cream. Homemade whipped cream is best, but this is such a quick and easy recipe, I opted for store bought.
  • Caramel - I LOVE a drizzle of caramel on everything, and I highly recommend it here! Lining the rim with caramel and dipping in crushed cookies is optional, but so much fun, why not go for it!
Banana Pudding Milkshake being blended in a blender - top view looking down into blender

HOW TO MAKE BANANA PUDDING MILKSHAKES

Making a banana pudding milkshake is super easy to do in a blender. So easy, I even made these up and served them at a party in smaller glasses. Everyone loves banana pudding and making it into a milkshake couldn't be easier! It's the perfect southern dessert!
  1. Put the ice cream, milk, banana, and Nilla Wafers into the pitcher of a blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Pour into serving glasses and top with a big dollop of whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with more cookie crumbles and a drizzle of caramel.
  4. Optional: Dip the rims of the serving glasses into caramel and then into crushed cookies for an extra special treat!
Dipping serving glass into caramel and then crushed cookies for banana pudding milkshake



Banana Pudding Milkshake, Banana Milkshake
Dessert, Sweets
American
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Banana Pudding Milkshake

Banana Pudding Milkshake

Fresh bananas, cookies, and creamy vanilla bean ice cream all blended together to make the BEST banana milkshake ever!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: total time: 10 M

ingredients:

  • 1 pint Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, softened (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 25 Mini Nilla Wafers
  • Whipped cream
  • Extra Cookies, crushed for garnish
  • Caramel

instructions:

How to cook Banana Pudding Milkshake

  1. Put 1 pint ice cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1 ripe banana, and 25 Mini Nilla Wafers into the pitcher of a blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Pour banana milkshake into serving glasses and top with a big dollop of whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with more cookie crumbles and a drizzle of caramel.
  4. Optional: Dip the rims of the serving glasses into caramel and then into crushed cookies for an extra special treat!

NOTES:

1. After testing different ice cream brands in this banana milkshake, I found Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream had the best flavor
2. If you use the regular sized Nilla Wafers, be sure to reduce the amount you add to the milkshake
Calories
409.69
Fat (grams)
4.72
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.66
Carbs (grams)
36.28
Fiber (grams)
1.09
Net carbs
35.19
Sugar (grams)
23.46
Protein (grams)
1.79
Sodium (milligrams)
109.38
Cholesterol (grams)
1.76
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2 comments:

  1. Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts. I will be trying your recipe. Great video.

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    1. I hope you love it as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by :)

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