Fried Banana Milkshakes

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Sniff, sniff…milkshake week is over! I can’t believe it. Be sure to scroll all the way to down and click over to all of the great milkshakes our friends shared today, especially Lindsay’s Cherry Lambic Beer Milkshakes (woah!). And the giveaway, the giveaway!

This milkshake is the shake that started it all for me. I wanted to make fried banana milkshakes a few months ago…inspired by my brown butter peach milkshakes from last year.

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I love love bananas. Banana candy (think laffy taffy), banana bread, banana muffins, bananas in smoothies, bananas with peanut butter, everything. So why not bananas in a milkshake but kicked up several notches?

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Brown butter is so pretty, isn’t it? It only takes a few minutes to brown butter. Don’t take your eyes off that pan!

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Bananas after they went into the skillet with the brown sugar.

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Look at that…

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I even scooped some of the brown butter and put it on top and served it with the milkshake, because brown butter is life and I had to.

These shakes are little because they are rich and you need them in your life. Boom!

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Fried Banana Milkshakes Recipe

Yield: Two 8-ounce shakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced

  • 2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar

  • 4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream

  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. In a medium skillet, melt butter on medium heat. As the butter browns, add bananas and brown sugar and mix. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes until bananas are cooked through. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  2. Add vanllia ice cream, milk and fried bananas (reserve some butter sauce for topping) to a blender and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Pour into two small glasses and serve with butter sauce on top.

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Be sure to check out my Peanut Butter and Brownie Milkshakes and my Cappuccino milkshakes too!

So sad it’s over but we can all take comfort in the recipes below…be sure to hop around and check them out! This was so fun, we have to do this again next year, no?

27 Responses to “Fried Banana Milkshakes”

  1. 1
    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 11, 2014 @ 9:22 am

    oh my word, I can’t even imagine how delicious these are!! I might even add a splash of rum for good measure :)


  2. 2
    Rebecca {foodie with family} — July 11, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    These have to be to be indulgent and fabulous. I WAAANT! And I second Shelly’s call for an “oops! splash” of rum!


  3. 3
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — July 11, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    I SO love fried bananas. I’d have trouble putting them into the shake!! But this needs to happen…maybe with Shelly’s splash of Rum! :)


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  5. 4
    Bri | Bites of Bri — July 11, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    This reminds me of my favorite island drink called a bumpin banana! I love bananas, especially when paired with browned butter:)


  6. 5
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 11, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    YES PLEASE!!! I freaking love this idea! I often put fried bananas on ice cream, but haven’t thought to milkshake-ify it. YES!


  7. 6
    Cassie — July 11, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    Fried bananas in a milkshake are genius! I love it Julie. Thanks for including me in Milkshake week!


  8. 7
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 11, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

    Fried bananas are amazing! Turn them into a milkshake – oh, heaven!!
    Thank you for hosting this fun week, Julie!


  9. 8
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 11, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    Love caramelized bananas and those fried bananas look awesome! Pinned. Milkshake week has been great and thanks for spear-heading it. I’ve loved going around to all the bloggers who participated and being tempted all week long :)


  10. 9
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 11, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    Haha. Yeah. Our recipes are pretty different. 😉 Mine = breakfast and yours = pre-nap snack. YES! 😀


  11. 10
    Toni | BoulderLocavore — July 11, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    Sheer genius Julie! Fantastic flavor combination!


  12. 11
    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 12, 2014 @ 2:23 am

    YUM great recipe Julie! these milkshakes brought on some childhood nostalgia… i definitely see myself making one tonight! thanks for the awesome ideas!


  13. 12
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — July 12, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    Love this idea. It’s a drink-able bananas foster!


  14. 13
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 12, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    When I was a little kid my grandma always made banana ice cream and it was my favorite. I am making this as soon as possible and I will have to maker her one next time I visit her!


  15. 14
    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — July 12, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

    Whoa, I do love bananas in everything and anything! These milkshakes look amazing!


  16. 15
    Millie | Add A Little — July 13, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    WHaaaaatt?!! This looks crazy delicious!! Fried bananas with caramel are one of my favourites!!


  17. 16
    Emily @ Life on Food — July 13, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    I needed this like yesterday!


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    bridget {bake at 350} — July 13, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

    Oh Julie. If you love bananas, I wish you could have been with us as lunch today. We had a banana chocolate mousse and cream pie. Oh MY WORD…and oh my word to your shake! It sounds amazing!


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  20. 18
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 14, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

    Craving this right now!


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    seth dahalan — July 19, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    Pics looks good…I’m sure it taste good!


  22. 20
    Tracy | Pale Yellow — July 20, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    This is a fancy milkshake! Love the extra flavors from the brown butter – I can’t wait to try this out for myself!


  23. 21
    Nina — July 24, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    Made these today – but I didn’t want to wait for the bananas to cool so they came out more like smoothies than milkshakes. But I have to say they were delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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  25. 22
    Medeja — July 28, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    How interesting.. i have never tried frying bananas for milkshake :)


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