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banana milkshakes made with dairy free peanut butter ice cream

We made it through our first day of virtual schooling yesterday, and I still don’t know how I feel about it. Admittedly, my heart is slightly broken that Ellie’s first day of kindergarten didn’t include all the traditional elements, like school drop off and some tears (on my end), but I’m trying to remain optimistic.

Even though things don’t look like they should, we decided to try our best to make things normal. We took the obligatory first day of school picture on the front porch and we even made dairy free Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshakes – with our favorite flavor from Hudsonville Ice Cream’s dairy free line – for an extra-sweet, after-school treat.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this vegan milkshake

Hudsonville dairy free ice cream - peanut butter truffle flavor

The BEST dairy free ice cream

This dairy free ice cream is seriously the best. It’s the creamiest, best-tasting ice cream we’ve tried – and we’ve tried a lot in our house.

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You don’t need many ingredients to make this milkshake. Just some ice cream, banana and milk, but we had a little fun and added a bit of extra peanut butter along with our Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Dairy Free Peanut Butter Truffle.

Thankfully, we already had a few pints in the freezer. The Peanut Butter Truffle flavor is one of our favorites. My kids are always beyond excited when I grab a pint from the freezer – you can see the excitement in their faces.

This dairy free ice cream is nothing short of perfect when paired with a ripe banana and some coconut milk, and I love that everyone in our family can enjoy these milkshakes. It made our after school treat just a little sweeter.

How to make a banana milkshake

Blend your ingredients. Add your ingredients to the blender and process until smooth. Be sure not to over blend them to make sure your milkshake stays nice and creamy.

Pour and serve. Divide the milkshake between two glasses (or just one, no one is judging you) and top with your favorite dairy free whipped cream. Add sprinkles if you want, or top with chocolate syrup, totally your call.

two chocolate peanut butter banana milkshakes topped with vegan whipped cream

FAQs and tips for making the best peanut butter milkshake:

What are vegan milkshakes made of?

Traditionally, milkshakes are made with milk and ice cream. Both are made from milk, so they are considered dairy/animal products. Vegan milkshakes are made with dairy free ice cream and dairy free milk. The rest of the ingredients are up to you, as long as you choose vegan add-ins, the milkshake will be vegan!

How do you thicken a milkshake?

There are several ways to thicken a milkshake. The first, and most obvious choice, is to use less milk to start with. Alternatively, you can add more ice cream, or other ingredients such as bananas or nut butters.

Can you put peanut butter in a shake?

Absolutely! Peanut butter is a great addition to a milkshake. It helps to thicken the milkshake and adds protein and flavor to your favorite milkshake recipes. We love adding peanut butter to our milkshakes!

What can you use instead of milk in a milkshake?

Any dairy free milk will work in a milkshake. We used coconut milk, but you can use almond milk, soy milk, oat milk. Whatever you like. You can also substitute another liquid, such as root beer or juice, depending on the flavors you’re going for (I wouldn’t suggest it in this recipe).

chocolate peanut butter banana milkshakes garnished with sliced bananas and whipped cream

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

This homemade, chocolate peanut butter banana milkshake recipe is easy and delicious. Plus it’s made with coconut milk and dairy free ice cream, so it’s vegan, too! It’s the ultimate afternoon treat for this year’s back to school season.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan




  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender.
  2. Process until smooth, being careful not to over mix.
  3. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream (optional)

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, easy, egg free, chocolate, peanut butter, banana, milkshake, frozen, ice cream, dessert

Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Melissa Belanger

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  1. Delicious and great. This is my favorite drink. It is both delicious and nutritious. I usually put it in a refrigerator, after a few hours to enjoy it. It was delicious. Your recipe is simple and effective. Thank you very much.