Chocolate Banana Milkshake that tastes like ice cream! Time to cool off while adding some necessary nutrition to your day. This Chocolate Banana Milkshake recipe is dairy-free, protein packed, mega nutritious and delicious!

two glasses milkshake glasses with chocolate banana milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and blackberries.

A couple months back I promised myself that I would be happy when the weather forecast showed 80+ degrees everyday of the week. Well, that day is here and I am feeling really really HOT!

When I feel hot, I struggle to eat in a nutritional way. My kids have also been turning down on our usual hot oatmeal breakfast, egg sandwiches and even homemade waffles!

This outta tell you something…

So this week I made this very nutritional and cooling breakfast milkshake and they loved it!! I heard a lot of hmmm and yummm, which is always a good sign 🙂

chocolate banana milkshake topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup,  a blackberry and chocolate chips. A metal straw and strawberries on the back

where did the idea of a breakfast milkshake came from?

To be fair, I often (very often) make a less dressed up version of this chocolate banana milkshake for my kids. In fact, this recipe is my go-to use for overripe bananas. We call it “vitamina de banana” which is the Portuguese for banana smoothie.

To dress up our everyday banana smoothie I decided to add some vanilla ice cream and vanilla extract. I always sneak in some type of protein powder (either vanilla or chocolate) for that added benefit.

This truly gave the chocolate banana milkshake a lift!

But what is a milkshake without the yummy toppings? a great disappointment right?! To this milkshake recipe I added chocolate syrup, whipped cream, berries and chocolate chips. It’s so good!!

three milkshake glasses with chocolate banana milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and blackberries.

how to make a thick and creamy chocolate banana milkshake

The trick is to use frozen bananas. Bananas are generally used to make smoothies creamier but when you use them frozen, the milkshake texture will be much creamier and thicker and you don’t even need to use ice.

how to make a healthier milkshake

In this healthier version I opted for a dairy-free milk, added protein powder and eliminated the use of additional sugars, or sugar syrups in the milkshake itself. Instead I used 100% cocoa powder.

Additionally it is possible to omit the vanilla ice cream and adjust the toppings. For example, instead of chocolate syrup you can add a pinch of cinnamon or 100% cocoa powder.

This chocolate banana milkshake is a healthier upgrade that still tastes very indulging and satisfying.

two glasses milkshake glasses with chocolate banana milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and blackberries.

other kid-friendly treats that are healthy and indulging:

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Shh, don’t tell there is a vegetable in it!)

Gluten-Free Strawberry Crumble Bars

Salted Chocolate Nutty Bars

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

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chocolate banana milkshake

Chocolate Banana Milkshake

by Silvia
Tastes like ice cream Chocolate Banana Milkshake. Time to cool off while adding some necessary nutrition to your day! Dairy-free, protein packed, mega nutricious and Delicious!
Prep: 12 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 shakes



  • 5 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 scoops chocolate powder
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract


  • coconut whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup or melted chocolate, dairy-free
  • chocolate chips dairy-free
  • berries


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender cup and work it on high speed until smooth (about 3 minutes)
  • Pour into four milkshake glass. Top with toppings suggested or anything of your preference
  • Enjoy right away!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Milkshake, Smoothie
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. This sounds delicious but I’d like to know what dairy free ice cream and protein powder you used?? Maybe you can add those to the recipe as its not stated and it’s labeled as a dairy free recipe, so the almond milk is only one-part that’s dairy free. Thanks so much!!

    1. Hi Steph, no worries. I don’t usually mention brands but for the ice cream my favorite brand is SO it’s coconut milk based and VEGA is the protein powder I mostly use, tho there are other pretty good brands too. Hope this helps! Silvia