Banana Milkshake (Without Ice Cream)
A sugar-free Banana Milkshake (Without Ice Cream) for the whole family! It’s so simple and done quickly with those forgotten bananas on the counter. Simply using milk, ice and vanilla extract for a new ritual for lazy morning weekends.
A simple smoothie or Banana Milkshake (Without Ice Cream) made with frozen or ripe bananas and some extra dried banana powder to give it an extra kick! Kids dig this shake, plus it’s great to strengthen those little bones of theirs; no need for sugar since the bananas are naturally sweet enough. The dried bananas will also help bring some taste and texture to the milkshake. I must credit my husband for this recipe from his childhood! It’s a really simple and fast one with which the little ones will deeply enjoy and make lovely milk moustaches!
Bananas are naturally filled with sugar; the older and darker they get, the more sugar they contain! Many people drop their ripe bananas in the freezer to preserve them longer, which makes fantastic milkshakes. But it’s not necessary to freeze the bananas. As for the dried bananas, make sure they are not the fried version with salt; otherwise, the milkshake will take a strange turn!
The Type of Milk
If you plan to offer this beverage to a young child, medical professionals always suggest using full-fat cow’s milk due to its high fat and protein content. Alternative types of milk, such as almonds, hazelnuts, oats, and others, do not provide sufficient nutrients for little ones. Therefore, my primary recommendation would be whole milk. If the baby has trouble with lactose, soy milk would be the closest alternative in terms of protein and fat content, provided that it contains added calcium. Grain or Nut-based milk can be used for adult consumption, preferably with added Vitamin D to facilitate calcium absorption. The combination of calcium, potassium (from the milk) and magnesium (from the bananas) is excellent for promoting heart health, strong bones, and overall well-being for individuals of any age.
This recipe used a little whipped cream made without sugar and dried banana powder on the glass to decorate and add taste to the drink. Although those two elements are optional, if you want to do a quick shake, cut on those, and you’ll also have a decent drink. You could decorate the glasses inside with melted chocolate or add some lovely berries to the shake! This is all up to your preference! A glass rim covered with chocolate sprinkles or crushed peanuts would be fantastic, too!
Other Banana Recipes
- 2 bananas ripe or frozen
- 500 ml milk
- 6 ice cubes
- ⅓ tsp vanilla extract optional
- 3 tbsp dried bananas optional
- 200 ml heavy cream
- salt a pinch
- Start by grinding the dried bananas. Then wet the side of the glasses in water and cover with the banana powder.
- Add the leftover of banana powder, the ice cubes, bananas, vanilla extract, milk and salt to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Make some wipped cream with heavy cream by simply whisking until right consistency, no need for sugar but you can add a bit.
- Fill the glasses with the shake, then whipped cream and top it with a crunchy dried banana.