Super Creamy Strawberry Banana Milkshake

Strawberry Banana Milkshake by #vegan #glutenfree
Ohhh, the elusive vegan milkshake. A dairy milkshake is oh-so-creamy and it’s next to impossible to recreate that creaminess in a vegan milkshake without using ice cream. Unless of course you use some coconut milk that has thickened up in the fridge overnight. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll never go back.
Strawberry Banana Milkshake by #vegan #glutenfree
It’s not that I’m against ice cream. Far from it. It’s just that vegan ice cream is far too expensive to keep on a regular basis in my freezer, and since I seemed to be over-stocked with coconut milk, the solution was simple.

Just one sip of this strawberry banana milkshake and you’ll be in milkshake heaven. It has just the right amount of sweetness from the banana and the vanilla extract helps to create that familiar milkshake taste.
Strawberry Banana Milkshake by #vegan #glutenfree
Be sure to use a frozen banana – it helps with the creaminess – but you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries.

These milkshake photos were the first photos I took in my new apartment. I couldn’t get over how amazing the lighting was. It makes such a difference for your windows to be facing a certain direction without direct sunlight. I thought I would go crazy at my old place, constantly taping vellum paper to my windows. Huge photography nerd over here. 🙂
Strawberry Banana Milkshake by #vegan #glutenfree
I’ll stop blabbing about photography and let you get back to your milkshakes! 🙂

Super Creamy Strawberry Banana Milkshake
Author: Katy’s Kitchen
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: serves 1
  • 1/2 cup whole strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk*
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
*For the creamiest shake, chill the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and scoop from the top of the can to measure.


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Katy MacKinnon

Katy MacKinnon is a food photographer and recipe developer, and Food Fight! co-host.

6 thoughts on “Super Creamy Strawberry Banana Milkshake”

  1. As I was reading the post I was thinking how gorgeous the light was in these photos and was going to comment about that! And then you talked about it too 🙂 And this milkshake? Looks awesomeeeeee.

  2. Yay for amazing lighting in your new place, the pictures are gorgeous! Love love love this milkshake – it’s been so hot here lately so cold and frozen treats are all we want 🙂

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