Banana Chocolate Milkshake


Last week was pretty hectic both on the work front as well as on the personal front. Right from the get-go on Monday up to Friday we had crazy schedules and other things lined up one after the other. Dear Husband was also out of town for couple of days and that just piled more work on me. Never the less I was very happy to see the weekend come by and was able get some rest and relaxation.


Another good thing that happened during the weekend was that we had invitation to dinner on Saturday and Sunday at two different friend’s place. So that made me stay away from the kitchen and try my hand at little experimenting and also reading books.


I had been eyeing this recipe for a long time now. I had seen this on many blogs and also in the book “Joy of Vegan Baking”. The weather was pleasant and seemed very apt to try out this cold and soothing drink.



For this week I am not totally out of the woods yet as we have an up-coming release this weekend, but the personal part does not seem that bad. Also we have the Memorial Day long weekend coming up so that will make up for any stress caused this week J 




  • 2 cups milk ( I used low-fat)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar/honey
  • 1 small cup vanilla ice-cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon a pinch (optional)



  • Peel the banana and chop the banana into 2-3 pieces. Run it through the blender and make it into a paste.
  • Add the remaining things to the blender and blend well. Serve cold.


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  1. suparna says:

    Hi Supriya,
    nice pics 🙂 this one looks so rich and creamy. The combo is great. Milkshake with icecream is a great indulgence and filler.

  2. Soma says:

    I make banana shake with just plain milk & exciting is that? Now this sounds gourmet, & i bet my dd would be really happy with this.

  3. RedChillies says:

    Sanjana thanks. Loved the idea of adding walnut powder to this. That will make it healthy too.

    Deesha thanks. I agree, they make a lovely combination. Bananas add flavor to anything that they are in.

    Parita thanks. Hope you get to try this. It is a great way to sip this and walk around the house doing your usual chores.

    Mahimaa thanks. Ovaltine seems like a good idea too. It is not as bitter as cocoa and so you might not need to add in the vanilla ice-cream. That will be more healthy 🙂

    Kalyani thanks. Me too, it is one of my favorite combination.It is to die for isn’t it especially in the hot summer. I wanted to pass this info to you. The appe pan is available in Target also: check it out.

  4. RedChillies says:

    Uma thanks. i agree, this is what I plan to do for the summer days. Sip a bit and go around the house doing the regular chores 🙂

    Sonu thanks. Glad you liked it.

    Ashwini thanks. Come summer and this is going to be one of my cooler 🙂 Minus the ice-cream it is healthy too isn’t it?

    Sowjanya thanks. I love both chocolate and banana and was so tempted to try it out and taste for myself 🙂

    Suparna thanks. The cocoa by itself is bitter, so sugar and icecream helped remove the bitterness a bit and add sweetness. (Along with banana of course)

  5. RedChillies says:

    Bharti thanks. Yay, got my fair share of chilling out during the weekend. And this choco banana shake also did it for me 🙂

    Nags, tell me more 🙂 In our house both the guys each only fresh bananas, even if they are slightly over ripe they do not even bother looking at ir. It just sits on the kithchen counter attracting my attention 🙂

    Cham thanks. So glad you liked it.

    Priya thanks. My favorite combination as well. YAY!

    HC thanks. Choco and banana are just made for each other isn’t it? It is a small treat after a hard weekday 🙂

  6. RedChillies says:

    Sharmilee thanks. So glad that you liked it. It is a deadly combination 🙂

    Mona thanks. A little sip of this yummy drink makes you do some funny things 🙂

    Soma, adding some cocoa adds that chocolate taste to this. But for kids they might feel this to be bitter, so adding ice-cream will help curb the bitterness.

    A&N thanks. I agree, maybe you can throw in more fruits and also some oats into it and you are all set for a great breakfast!

    SM thanks. It is a small treat after a hard days of week’s work 🙂 After all that is what weekends are for right?

  7. redchillies says:

    Divya thanks. Trust me the combination is just awesome. Banana pairs well with anything!

    Purva thanks. It did help me get over the week’s stress. A little something helps isn’t it?

    Nithya thanks. So glad to see you back. Thanks for the warm words. I know, I am so glad that I learnt this keeper recipe, will help me during the scorching summer days!

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