This copycat Dairy Queen Banana Milkshake is thick, creamy, and packed full of banana flavor. It's easy to make at home with only four ingredients!
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🍌 About This Recipe
Dairy Queen is most well known for its blizzards, but its milkshakes are equally delicious. While they might not flip them upside down for you, they're thick and creamy in their own right.
This recipe uses only four ingredients to make the best copycat milkshake: vanilla ice cream, bananas, milk, and whipped cream.
Before you start, chill your bananas and serving cups. I usually stick mine in the freezer for 15 minutes. This helps keep the milkshakes super cold and extra tasty.
- Vanilla Ice Cream: I'm using Breyer's vanilla-flavored frozen dessert today. It comes in a blue box instead of their creamery ice cream, which comes in a black box. Frozen Dessert is cheaper and is usually what restaurants use to make their milkshakes.
- Milk: Whole milk has the best flavor, but you can use any percentage you have.
- Banana: We'll need one large banana for this recipe. Feel free to add more for a stronger taste.
- Whipped Cream: For topping at the end.
STEP 1: Combine vanilla ice cream, milk, and banana in your blender and blend until creamy. If it gets stuck, try using your blender's tamper to push the ingredients down. Otherwise, you can add more milk.
STEP 2: Pour into a tall glass, top with whipped cream, and enjoy!
💭 Top Tips
- Chill Your Ingredients Beforehand: I usually freeze my serving cups and bananas for 15 minutes. I also put the blender cup in the fridge.
- Ripe Bananas are key for this recipe. The more brown spots, the better. They have a better flavor and add sweetness to the milkshake.
- Keep It Simple: Adding extra ingredients like cinnamon or vanilla extract is unnecessary. The only ingredients listed on the Dairy Queen's website are ice cream, milk, bananas, and whipped topping.
🥡 Storage & Leftovers
Store leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. When you're ready to eat, let it defrost for twenty minutes at room temperature, then reblend it in a blender or small food processor.
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Dairy Queen Banana Milkshake
- 1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 large banana
- whipped cream (for serving)
- Combine vanilla ice cream, milk, and banana in your blender and blend until creamy. If it gets stuck, try using your blender's tamper to push the ingredients down or add more milk.
- Pour into a tall glass, top with whipped cream, and enjoy!