Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Milkshakes are the perfect sweet treat for kids. They not only taste delicious, but they’re healthy too! Plus, they’re also super simple to make. This is a great recipe to get your kids cooking in the kitchen.
Chef in Training
My 9 year old daughter, Bella is a budding chef. From a very young age she’s been in the kitchen with me as my little sous chef. She used to love pouring the ingredients into the bowl or mixing with a wire whisk. Her favorite thing to help me make was pancakes. Now that she’s older, she wants to try to prepare recipes on her own. Little by little, she’s become more independent in the kitchen. While she’s still afraid to use the stove, there are some recipes that she makes entirely on her own. This is one of them.
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Milkshakes
This Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter milkshake recipe is a good first recipe for kids to make. It requires no cutting and only has a few simple ingredients. It will also help them hone their measuring skills. They’ll need to measure both wet and try ingredients. I always say the best way for kids to practice fractions is to get them cooking in the kitchen.
The only appliance used is a blender. I usually let Bella pour all the ingredients in and supervise her using the blender. Depending on your child’s skills and your comfortably, you may want to supervise this step more than I do.
While this milkshake is healthy in nature, you can choose add some toppings to make it an extra special treat. We added some whipped cream and sprinkles. Besides a little whipped cream and sprinkles never hurt anyone. Nuts or some chocolate shavings would also make a good topping.
We whip these milkshakes up for breakfast, snack and even dessert. Add some extra ice and you have a cool, frosty summertime beverage!
- 1 cup low fat chocolate milk
- 1 medium, ripe banana
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 6 ice cubes (or more if you want it frosty)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately.
- Optional: top with whipped cream and sprinkles
Thank you Becky from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude for hosting this blog hop. Be sure to check out the rest of the A-Z Cooking with Kids recipes below.