Boozy Banana Cream Pie Milkshake

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So, it seems a little absurd to be posting a milkshake recipe when it’s 14 degrees out. I know. But when I made this luscious shake and planned my post, it was 62 degrees out so I promise I’m not that far off my rocker. Back to brunch week, one of my favorite parts of this meal are the fabulous cocktails! Even though you can’t go wrong with a mimosa, sometimes it’s fun to shake things up a bit (get it, get it?!) So, instead of an OJ/bubble cocktail, why not have one of these boozy banana cream pie milkshakes instead? Just as boozy and even more fun to drink!

banana cream pie shake

During the summer, I always whip up boozy milkshakes for brunch. Mainly just for me while I watch horrible tv shows, but I’m still eating brunch food at a brunch hour on the weekends, so it totally counts. I’m going to host more brunches this spring (with actual friends!) so you better believe this banana cream pie shake will be on the menu.

Boozy banana milkshake

I love boozy shakes for a few reasons. For one, they are delicious, obv. Two, they are so nostalgic  There’s something so retro, 50’s and fun about them. I always close my eyes and pretend I’m wearing a poodle skirt, sipping this in a diner while Fonzie eyes me by the jute-box machine. And they are so flipping fun to make and drink. Have you ever met anyone who was unhappy while drinking a milkshake? (Lactose intolerant folks excluded).

boozy shake for brunch

Milkshakes, however, aren’t always healthy. Or low-fat. Or good for you in any sort of way at all. So, I decided to add only a quarter of ice cream and replace it with frozen bananas (one banana, two bananas, one for me and one for you bananas…) and graham crackers! The end result is still thick and oh so creamy, just with a scant 2 grams of fat! With how it tastes, you’d think it was filled to the brim with ice cream.

And I’m not going to apologize for that banana song. You get 100000 trillion dollars if you can guess where it’s from or finish the chorus.

Boozy Banana Cream Pie Milkshake

Brunch Boozy Banana Milkshake


Yields 2 1/2 cup servings. Recipe inspired by Unsophistic Cook.
Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 2 large bananas, frozen and peeled
  • 3/4 cup nonfat vanilla Chobani
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup graham crackers, broken into pieces (about 1/2 sheet)
  • 3 tablespoons – 1/4 cup whipped cream flavored vodka
  • 1 tablespoon light cream
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream
  • Graham cracker crumbs for garnish


  1. Place the bananas, Greek yogurt, ice cream, vodka and light cream in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add graham crackers and whipped cream and pulse a few times to combine. Add additional vodka for taste (or extra booziness).
  2. Pour into mason jars or milkshake glasses and garnish with additional whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.

Nutritional information per serving (1/2 cup):

Calories: 360 
Fat: 2 grams 
Carbohydrates: 48 grams
Protein: 11 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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  1. Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    Really wish I had this for breakfast right now!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
      haha! Stop by for a drink!
  2. Posted by Sally on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    this is my kind of milkshake!! i think I could drink one of these every time my boyfriend is drinking his beer during a football game. I'd make him jealous, for sure. I love banana cream anything. I need to try that vodka! I can't believe I've never tried it before - I see it at the store all the time but never buy it!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
      YES YOU DO! I mean, you can't drink it alone but it's amazing in things like this :)
  3. Posted by a farmer in the dell on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    shut the front door! I need that milkshake right now!!! love the ingredients. You are officially my favorite woman right now!!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
      Why, thank you!
  4. Posted by domesticfits on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    This looks delicious. and I hate bananas! Great job :)
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
      Wow!! i'll take that!
  5. Posted by Vijitha Shyam on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    Hi Claire,

    So glad to have found your blog. I try to healthy but love dishes that are tasty but also nutritious. I recently lost close to 30 pounds and I followed South beach diet. I am going to subscribe to your blog now. I will be back to check more of your delicious recipe. See ya around!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
      Oh thank you so much! And congrats on your weight loss!
  6. Posted by Liz DellaCroce on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    Are you kidding me? This is perfection in a glass. I just saw whipped cream vodka the other day!
    • Posted by claire on
      Saturday, January 26th, 2013
      Please come drink them with me!
  7. Posted by Alaina on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    Sounds heavenly!
  8. Posted by Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    Boozy milkshakes are my favorite! This sounds amazingly rich and delicious that it's hard to believe it's not completely bad for you. Love this skinny brunch week you have this week! So many awesome ideas :)
  9. Posted by Christina on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    I saw you post this picture on Facebook and immediately headed over to continue to drool at the photos. This looks and sounds amazing! Love the idea of switching up breakfast cocktails with a shake!
    • Posted by claire on
      Saturday, January 26th, 2013
      Oh yaya!! I'm glad you like it!
  10. Posted by Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    I might be able to overlook the bananas since it's boozy lol ;) But my hubs would totally love this.
  11. Posted by Janel G on
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    I remember ice cream drinks were popular when I was first able to legally drink, but I don't remember ever having one made out of bananas. Banana malts are one of my favorite, indulgent treats. Whipped cream vodka can only make them better!
    • Posted by claire on
      Saturday, January 26th, 2013
      Oh yes! Whipped cream vodka rocks.
  12. Posted by Anita at Hungry Couple on
    Thursday, January 24th, 2013
    I need to make this ASAP!!
  13. Posted by Julia Mueller on
    Thursday, January 24th, 2013
    Graham and banana milkshake me! This sounds and looks delicious and I love that it's skinnied up to ensure my jeans still fit ;)
    • Posted by claire on
      Saturday, January 26th, 2013
      It sure is!
  14. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Thursday, January 24th, 2013
    Oh heck yes!!
    • Posted by claire on
      Saturday, January 26th, 2013
      I know, right?
  15. Posted by Cynthia13 on
    Thursday, January 24th, 2013
    Hanna Barbara - The Banana Splits!!
    • Posted by claire on
      Saturday, January 26th, 2013
  16. Posted by Amyjclr on
    Saturday, April 27th, 2013
    Count three or four or even more bananas, cause bananas can't grow alone:)
  17. Posted by David on
    Friday, December 27th, 2013
    Its good but I did not have the vodka so being a rum freak I used Malibu coconut rum. Incredible
  18. Posted by Hemal Joshi on
    Saturday, April 5th, 2014
    Its Really Yummy Testy Refreshing Healthy Milk Shake.
  19. Posted by Adrienne Weiss on
    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
    The banana splits song.
  20. Posted by Betty Hintz on
    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    Printed this yesterday and made it for my supper last night. It was amazing. Went to bed and slept like a log with no pain in my knees. You are now my new best friend.