Banana Cream Pie Shakes

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Homemade Banana Cream Pie Shakes are creamy, sweet, and delicious. Tastes just like the nostalgic pie without all the labor! If it’s a hot day, this treat would be great by the pool, for a movie night, or just because! 

Cooking is always fun, but even more fun when it’s a recipe that you can do with your kids. This easy recipe is quick to put together without hardly any cleanup. No prep, no stove, no oven. All you have to do is pop all the ingredients in a blender and press start! 


Banana cream pie is an American classic dessert recipe. Bananas are amazing natural sweeteners so this recipe does not take a lot to cure that sweet tooth without the additional grams of sugar. You can doctor it up and add more surgery goodness or substitute ingredients with healthy alternatives- your kids won’t even know! 

This shake does not have to be just for dessert either! You can add vanilla protein powder in place of vanilla extract and make it a breakfast protein shake. 

After making it with your kids once, they will be asking to make it again and again again. It really is the best banana cream pie milkshake recipe. 

And if you are bananas for bananas these are must-try recipes: Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream, Strawberry Banana Cream Pie, and of course this Coconut Banana Cream Pie!


  • Bananas- Slightly ripe bananas…the riper the banana, the sweeter the shake. 

  • Vanilla bean frozen yogurt– You can also just freeze your favorite yogurt. 

  • Nutmeg- Adds a warm, cozy flavor.                             

  • Vanilla– Use extract, or paste.

  • Graham cracker crumbs- This brings a yummy crunch and brings out the pie crust flavor. Reminiscent of a slice of banana cream pie!

  • Whipped cream- What’s a shake without whipped cream? 


FIRST: In a blender, combine frozen yogurt, banana, nutmeg, and vanilla together until creamy. 

SECOND: Combine graham crumbs with the shake mixture.

If you desire, rim the glass with crushed graham crackers by rimming the glass with a little honey and pressing it into the crushed crackers. 

THIRD: Pour into glass.

Top with whipped cream and a dusting of crushed crackers.

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  • What is banana cream pie made of? Banana Cream Pie is a classic pie recipe originating in the United States. This favorite pie is made with homemade pie crust, banana slices, vanilla custard (or pudding), and whipped cream. Custard is very similar to pudding but it is thicker and richer. Some versions feature a crust made up of graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.

  • What is banana milkshake made of? Milkshakes normally consist of some sort of ice cream and milk. Banana milkshakes are bananas, ice-cream, and milk. Some may use banana cream pie flavoring. The beauty of milkshakes is all the possibilities of add-ins! You can make it a chocolate banana milkshake or even add peanut butter. 

  • How do you keep banana cream pie from getting watery? A standard rule of thumb to avoid pies getting watery or runny would be to make sure you cook your custard for ample time. A tip on how to make sure that your custard is thick enough would be to dip the back of a spoon into your mixture and then run your finger down the middle. If the line stays, then your custard is filling ready! 

  • Is banana cream pie made of pudding? Banana cream pie is actually made up of pudding. The pudding mixture is very similar and interchangeable with custard. Whether you are using custard or pudding, the mixture needs to be thick enough to hold a slice. 


  • Bananas: Frozen or fresh bananas will work. If you use fresh, feel free to add a few ice cubes for an icier texture. 

  • Frozen yogurt: Vanilla ice cream is a great substitute if you want a sweeter flavor. You can experiment with different flavors such as peanut butter, chocolate, or strawberry, etc. to add some pizazz. Greek yogurt is a non-sweet healthy option. 

  • Nutmeg: Cinnamon and nutmeg are natural substitutes for one another.    

  • Graham cracker cookies: Vanilla wafers, Nutter Butters, Oreos, or granola would also be great options!

  • If you end up needing milk, use whole milk for the thickest consistency. However, nonfat milk will give you a lower-fat version. You can also substitute with any plant-based milk such as almond milk. 


  • Milkshakes can be tricky to save. However, you can freeze your treat and either eat it like ice cream or blend it with some milk to drink like a shake. 

  • This recipe is a great way to use up ripe bananas. You can pop bananas in the freezer once they turn too ripe for your liking. No need to thaw once frozen, it makes them even creamier! Check out my post on How To Freeze Bananas.

  • You can buy graham cracker crumbs at the market or use a zip-lock bag to crush whole graham crackers. You can also crush the graham cracker in a small bowl using a muddler.

  • For a fun and tasty twist, rim the glass with cracker crumbs.

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Banana Cream Pie Shakes

All of the flavors of Banana Cream Pie in a tasty shake made with fresh bananas and frozen yogurt!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cream pie milkshake, banana cream pie shake, banana cream shake, best, easy, homemade
Servings: 2
Calories: 1109kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 slightly ripe banana
  • about 3 cups Vanilla bean frozen yogurt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker cookies rough chopped
  • whipped cream


  • Blend frozen yogurt, bananas, nutmeg and vanilla together until smooth. Fold in graham cookies.
  • Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream and a cookie.
  • For fun, crush some extra grahams and rim the glass with cracker crumbs.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1109kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g

This recipe was originally posted on February 23, 2015, as a sponsored post on behalf of Hasbro Games. It has been updated to improve user experience and reshared on July 12, 2023.

My twins, taking a Trivial Pursuit break to enjoy a fun banana cream pie shake in 2015.


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    1. Adam, you couldn’t be sweeter if you tried! 🙂 (I promise to not let that get around… it might mess up your tough guy demeanor!) Ha Ha!

  1. This “Banana Cream Pie Shakes” recipe is an absolute delight for banana lovers! The combination of creamy banana, rich vanilla, and the sweetness of pie flavors was a decadent and indulgent treat!

  2. The kids and I made these banana cream pie shakes today for a treat and they were fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. These banana cream pie shakes are sooo tasty! Love the graham cracker crumble glass rims (and the cute little graham cracker bear). Brilliant recipe!

  4. These came out delicious! I didn’t have graham so substituted these with lotus biscuits and it tasted so good!

  5. This was the perfect summertime treat for my kids today! It really did taste like a banana cream pie – it was sweet and refreshing!

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