Blend up the most delicious homemade Banana Milk with super simple ingredients and low added sugar. So good and nutritious!

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Banana Milk

As a fun and easy way to change up regular milk, I sometimes make yummy Banana Milk for the kids. It’s so easy, has potassium and fiber, and tastes so good—even without a lot of added sugar!

It’s a healthy toddler drink that you can make at home to serve with breakfast, as a stand alone snack, or as a simple bedtime snack.

TIP: Learn more about toddlers and milk here if you have questions about how much they need each day—and what to keep an eye on if you have a kiddo who’s not into milk.

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Ingredients You Need

To make this banana milk, you’ll need:

  • Milk: I use whole milk, but any variety will work. You can also use nondairy milk.
  • A medium ripe banana: The riper, the better here as it will be more flavorful.
  • Maple syrup: Honey also works if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Vanilla extract

TIP: Sub half of the milk for yogurt to make drinkable banana yogurt.

Step-by-Step Instructions

I’m giving you a little look at the step-by-step instructions to make banana milk, but be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page for the full, complete recipe.

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend, starting on low and moving to high.
  3. Serve. Yum!

Can I make this dairy-free?

Yes, you can definitely make this banana milk dairy-free. Simply sub your favorite nondairy milk, and enjoy! If using anything but plain and unsweetened milk, leave the sweetener and vanilla out as it will likely be sweet enough.

You can taste and adjust it as needed.

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Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make it up to 24 hours ahead and store it in the fridge in an airtight container. I would recommend stirring in a few drops of fresh lemon juice to help reduce any browning (as bananas naturally brown when exposed to air).

Best Tips for Success

  • To store, stir in ½ teaspoon (or a few drops) of fresh lemon juice to help reduce browning and store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  • Dairy-Free: Use your favorite nondairy milk. Omit the sweetener and vanilla if using another other than plain unsweetened.
  • Added-Sugar-Free: Make this without added sugars by just using the milk and banana. (It will taste best with a very ripe banana!)
  • Do half milk and half yogurt to make drinkable banana yogurt.
  • Add ice to make it more of a smoothie consistency.
  • You may also like Strawberry Milk, Vanilla Milk, and Easy Chocolate Milk.

I’d love to hear what your kids think if you try this recipe so please comment below to share!

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Best Banana Milk (So Easy!)

Use a very ripe banana with a lot of brown spots in this recipe for the best flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Drink
Calories 120kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced very ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend, starting on low and working up to high.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • To store, stir in ½ teaspoon (or a few drops) of fresh lemon juice to help reduce browning and store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  • Dairy-Free: Use your favorite nondairy milk. Omit the sweetener and vanilla if using another other than plain unsweetened.
  • Added-Sugar-Free: Make this without added sugars by just using the milk and banana. (It will taste best with a very ripe banana!)
  • Do half milk and half yogurt to make drinkable banana yogurt.
  • Add ice to make it more of a smoothie consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 305mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 222IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 144mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I didn’t find it needed any extra sweetness, next time I’ll leave out the maple syrup. The kids enjoyed it 🙂