Instead of ice-cream to make this smooth and velvety, as you see in traditional banana milkshakes, I have a few plant-friendly tricks up my sleeve.
So yes, we’re keeping this banana milkshake vegan and dairy-free. With a little bit of *spice.*
Whether you care for this banana milkshake as a dessert, snack, or as a breakfast treat – it’s a healthy way to sweeten up your day.
Difference Between Milkshake And Smoothie
It’s all in the name! Milkshakes are typically made of milk and it is dairy-based. It has a milky and creamy texture.
In a lot of cases, milkshakes are made with ice-cream, however, we’re switching things up here in order to keep things vegan and dairy-free.
On the other hand, smoothies aren’t always made with milk, and it isn’t quite as creamy as milkshakes. Smoothies are often made with fruit, juice, ice, and sometimes milk, but can be made with just plain ol’ water.
Secret To Making Creamy Vegan Milkshakes Without Ice-Cream
Frozen bananas are a must-have in this recipe. This will help bring a nice creamy texture. Additionally, it yields a cold milkshake without the addition of ice cubes.
Speaking of ice cubes, we’re not using any of it here because it hinders the creamy texture of the smoothie and it waters it down.
If you have the frozen bananas, you won’t need the ice.
Cinnamon-Spiced Banana Milkshake
- 2 frozen ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut milk from canned
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the banana, coconut milk, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Did you try out this Cinnamon-Spiced Banana Milkshake recipe?