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Dark Chocolate–Banana Milkshakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4

These rich milkshakes will get rave reviews for both their thickness and their flavor. The bananas help to thicken the shakes, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup gives them a deep, dark chocolate flavor.


  • 2 bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 1 pint (16 oz./500 g) dark chocolate ice cream
  • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) whole milk, plus more if needed
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream for garnish (optional)


Slice the bananas and add them to a blender. Add the ice cream, chocolate syrup and 1/4 cup milk. Blend until smooth, adding more milk if necessary to achieve the desired thickness.

Pour the milkshakes into chilled tall glasses and garnish each shake with a dollop of whipped cream. Serves 2 to 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, by Kim Laidlaw (Weldon Owen, 2013)