Recipes & Advice
Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Serves 2

(From The Essence Of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate (Hyperion 2006) By John Scharffenberger and Robert Steinberg)

Rather than blending the chocolate syrup right into the milkshake, thick stripes of syrup are piped from a squeeze bottle down the side of the glass before the milkshake is added, then the shake is stirred to marble the chocolate.

Expand/Collapse Ingredient Details


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 8 scoops (about 1 pint) vanilla ice cream
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • About 1/4 cup Chocolate Syrup (recipe follows)

Special Equipment

  • Blender or food processor


Break the banana into 3 to 4 pieces and place in a blender with the ice cream and milk. Blend until thoroughly combined.

Squeeze thick lines of chocolate syrup in stripes down the insides of two large glasses. Pour in the milkshake. Run a spoon lightly against the stripes of chocolate to marble the syrup.

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