Fatburger Banana Milkshake

Fatburger Banana Milkshake is perfect for a hot summer day or anytime you have a craving. This thick, rich, and creamy banana shake is a delicious treat made with simple ingredients.

homemade Fatburger banana milkshake

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Milkshakes may be retro, but this banana milkshake from Fatburger is much more than vintage kitsch. Fatburger Banana Shakes go beyond the ordinary milkshake by using half-and-half and instant banana pudding powder to ensure they are thicker and richer. If you are looking for something that is both delicious and just a little fun, you are definitely going to want to blend up a few of these outrageously good milkshakes.

Who Needs Bananas? Your Banana Milkshake does!

Alright, so, technically, real bananas don’t appear anywhere in this banana milkshake recipe, and you can absolutely make it without using any, but why would you? Tossing a few chunks of bananas into the blender gives this shake an even creamier texture, and thin slices make the perfect topping.

A Better Bunch of Bananas

If you choose to add real bananas to this recipe, they need to be perfectly ripe. Sadly, finding good bananas is getting more difficult these days.

Try buying bananas when they are pale yellow, with a bit of green on both ends, and eat them once they darken slightly. Stay away from bananas with bruised or damp peels because that indicates they are starting to go bad. Bananas with a grayish appearance suggest they were probably frozen at some point.

Bananas are the only fruit that ripens after picking, and to extend their shelf-life, many markets prefer to order green bananas. That’s fine in theory but can sometimes cause issues.

Have you ever bought some slightly unripe, green bananas home, but even after a few days, they still refuse to turn yellow? It is frustrating, but there is a trick you can use to speed the ripening process. Stick the bananas inside a paper bag along with a few red apples. The apples give off ethylene gas that forces bananas to ripen. Alternatively, if you want to slow down the ripening process, stick the bananas in the fridge, but let them warm up before eating.

How to Make a Pretty Freaking Good Milkshake

Scoop the vanilla ice cream into a bowl and leave it out on the counter for a few minutes. You don’t want it to melt but soften enough to blend better. If you are using a weaker blender, you can leave the ice cream out a little longer to make things easier.

While the ice cream warms up a bit, mix the half-and-half with the instant banana pudding powder. Doing this ensures that there won’t be any undissolved powder in your milkshake. It is normal for the mixture to thicken quickly.

Now, combine the ice cream and banana pudding mixture in the blender. Cover and turn the blender on low for a few seconds. Use a plastic spatula to scrape off any ice cream sticking to the sides. Now is a good time to add about half a banana to the shake. Cover, and continue to blend until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass. Use the plastic spatula to get every last bit of goodness out of the blender.

Tips for Serving a Fatburger Banana Shake

  • Use a thick straw. This stuff is thick, and an ordinary straw isn’t going to work. For the best results, try using straws designed for drinking boba tea.
  • Don’t forget the whipped cream and toppings. In addition to banana slices, why not add crushed walnuts, chocolate chips, or both?

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The Best Banana Shake Recipe Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Half and half
  • Instant banana pudding mix
  • Whipped cream, optional
Fatburger banana milkshake ingredients

How to Make Banana Milkshake

  1. Place ice cream in a blender.
    adding ice cream into a blender for a banana milkshake
  2. Add half and half.
    adding half and half into a blender for a banana milkshake
  3. Add banana pudding mix.
    adding banana pudding mix into a blender for a banana milkshake
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour the milkshake into a glass.
    blended banana milkshake in a glass
  6. Top with whipped cream if desired.
homemade Fatburger banana milkshake and a bunch of bananas

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homemade Fatburger banana milkshake

Fatburger Banana Milkhake

Make a delicious Fatburger Banana shake at home with this copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Milkshake, Banana Shake, Fast Food Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 642kcal


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream premium
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 2 teaspoons instant banana pudding mix
  • whipped cream optional topping


  • Place ice cream in a blender.
  • Add half and half.
  • Add banana pudding mix.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the milkshake into a glass.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired.


If you are diabetic, you may want to use sugar-free pudding and ice cream.
This shake also works well with light ice cream.


Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 385mg | Iron: 0.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Ex FatBurger Employee

    Well the true recipe is

    2 Scoops Of Vanilla Ice Cream
    1 Banana
    Milk Depends On How Thick You Want The Milk Shake
    And The Secret Taste Is Maui Banana Smoothie


  2. SuzyQ

    3 Guys Burgers and Fries is a newer chain to our area. The place is crowded.
    There is a place that makes Steamed Cheeseburgers in Meriden, CT, Ted’s Restaurant (43 Berlin Rd. (Rt 372) and 1044 Broad Street) that are truly amazing. They melt a chunk of cheese in a very little rectangular pan for each burger and dump it on top. The burgers are as fat as they possibly could be. Like giant meatballs that are slightly flattened. They fill even the stomachs of big burly men right up.

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