Skinny Banana Cream Pie Milkshake

Obviously, I still have pie on the brain. Except that today’s pie is in drinkable form. I turned Banana Cream Pie into a skinny milkshake.

You’re welcome.

Make this Skinny Banana Cream Pie Milkshake, it tastes like banana cream pie! Just a few ingredients, easy, foolproof, and it's under 150 calories, is low fat and can be made low-sugar!

It’s now the middle of March, which means we are going to Hawaii in 3 months. Somehow in the next three months I have to satisfy my sweet tooth and be ready to be comfortable in a bathing suit for 7 days straight.

I’m not sure how I’m going to accomplish that, especially when I have things like this pie on the brain all the time, but I’m giving it a good effort.

{If by “good” I mean “eat allthethings” then I’m doing awesome.}

I could not stop thinking about banana cream pie after last week. And whenever I think about banana cream pies, I think about milkshakes. It comes from years of eating blizzards. I come by my addiction honestly. (Have you ever had a Banana Cream Pie blizzard?? OMG.)

So I decided to satisfy my craving…in skinny milkshake form. All the flavor, less calories. #thebestkindofrecipe

Banana Cream Pie Milkshake

I know that, even though we’re encroaching on the actual start of spring, many of you are still covered in rain, sleet, and snow. Here in California, it’s been in the 70s and low 80s. Don’t hate me, mmkay? I’m just telling it like it is.

In fact, the annual “Jordan is nuts” photo happened this past weekend:

The pool isn’t heated, BTW. Even Mel wouldn’t get in.

Anyway, all this warmer weather has me wanting ice cream and milkshakes. So I went off to recreate one of my favorite pies into a skinnier milkshake.

The key component of a milkshake is ice cream. Ice cream + dieting is kind of a no-no, unless you can stop at one spoonful. I can’t. Can anyone only eat one spoonful of ice cream?

I didn’t want to use ice in my milkshake because that would water it down, especially if I wasn’t using ice cream. And then I thought of a solution: International Delight Coffee Creamer. It comes in sugar-free fat-free varieties now and I love each and every flavor.

Banana Cream Pie Milkshake #Idelight @Indelight

The new International Delight Fat-Free and Sugar-Free French Vanilla Creamer kind of tastes like melted ice cream. If you freeze it into ice cubes and then blend it into a milkshake…it’s kind of like adding ice cream with out all the fat. And 1 tablespoon is only 15 calories!

Once you make your ice cubes, making the milkshake is a breeze. A milkshake needs liquid to be able to blend up and be frothy and, well, milky, so I used nonfat milk. You can also substitute your favorite dairy-free milk to this recipe (unsweetened vanilla almond would be fantastic).

Because it’s a banana cream pie milkshake, I added some banana. Bananas are high in calories (unfortunately) so I just added 1/2 of a medium one. I amped the banana cream pie flavor up by adding a teaspoon of sugar-free instant banana pudding. Adding the little bit of pudding mix (dry) gives the milkshake an amazing and authentic banana cream pie flavor.

Let’s talk comparison. Last summer I made this Lemon Pie Milkshake. I hate doing this because who really wants to know, but that recipe (using real ice cream) has 388 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 47 grams of sugar per serving.

This Skinny Banana Cream Pie Milkshake has only 142 calories per serving (that glass shown is 2 servings) with 0.2 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugars. (Not including the part of a cookie; if you’re really trying to watch calories try adding a low-fat ‘Nilla wafer!)

I think this one wins. Plus, it has banana, which is fruit, which makes this breakfast.

Make this Skinny Banana Cream Pie Milkshake, it tastes like banana cream pie! Just a few ingredients, easy, foolproof, and it's under 150 calories, is low fat and can be made low-sugar!

Or is that going too far? 😉

Did you make this recipe?

Skinny Banana Cream Pie Milkshake

Like a banana cream pie in drinkable form! This milkshake has lower calories and fat than a traditional one and it tastes like banana cream pie!


Ingredients:

8 tablespoons sugar-free fat-free french vanilla coffee creamer (or your favorite flavor)


1 cup nonfat milk


1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/2 medium banana


1/4 cup fat-free whipped topping


1 teaspoon sugar-free instant banana pudding mix


More whipped topping and a shortbread cookie for garnish


Directions:


  1. Freeze your coffee creamer in ice cube trays for at least 4 hours.

  2. Place coffee creamer ice cubes and all the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Top with additional whipped topping and a crumbled shortbread cookie for garnish. Enjoy immediately.

  3. For an adult beverage, add a shot of rum or vanilla vodka!


Notes:

If you can't find the coffee creamer, you can use ice instead, but you may want to use more whipped topping to add some more creaminess and sweetness.


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60 comments

  1. This looks amazing. And why have pie off the brain? Pi Day should be at least a week long, if not more!
    By the way, if you haven’t, you need to try Ben and Jerry’s banana PB Greek yogurt. It’s incredible.
    Jordan (like all kids) can jump into cold pools and think it’s awesome. I miss being like that! Great picture!

  2. I’m totally jealous of your weather and the fact that you’re taking a trip to Hawaii! I’m trying to get ready for bathing suit season, too. It’s tough when you have a house full of sweets and treats calling your name. But, at least we’re trying. I’m not a huge sugar-free product fan, but I’m sure I could substitute regular banana pudding mix. I love the idea of a lightened up milkshake! 😀 

  3. This milkshake is perfect for the warmer weather that’s finally coming my way! I love anything banana flavored, so this is perfect! Pinned!

  4. Three things: 1. I wish I was going to Hawaii with you, 2. Jordan is one brave girl and 3. This milkshake is the best thing ever!

  5. Banana smoothies are just…where it’s at! This one looks and sounds so decadent BUT you made it skinny! Perfect for me who can guzzle a 16 oz smoothie in about 3 seconds 🙂  Congrats on your upcoming HI trip! That is awesome!!

  6. That is just too perfect! I’m on a banana kick over on the blog lately too. This looks so creamy and comforting.

    Pinned.
    Have an amazing day!

  7. The great thing about Hawaii is that they have AMAZING fresh fruit so it’s easy to satisfy that sweet tooth with something healthy! 😉

  8. Ummmm, you are a freaking genius.  Obviously, I’ve known this for years now, but freezing low calorie creamer and making it into a milkshake???  OMG.  I love you!  I’m so jealous of your Hawaii trip, I am not jealous of the swimsuit anxiety.  I have it, and I’m not going anywhere besides the community pool with my kids.  Okay, off to buy tons of ID!!

    • It’s a real thing, swimsuit anxiety. And photo anxiety. Mel’s all “let’s get some really good Christmas card photos!!” and I’m all “only if I don’t have to be in them!” 🙂

  9. Love that this milkshake is lightened up, because I see a few of them in my future!

  10. Pie in a glass = GENIUS! That means I can drink more than one glass, right? 🙂

  11. I am so jealous of your warm weather!!! I would be craving milk shakes if I were in warm weather like you too!! Instead…I sit in the cold and crave things like this https://www.crazyforcrust.com/2015/03/smores-blondies/

    haha not so good for swim suit season though…….

  12. Love this shake!  I can’t wait for it to be pool season here, not much longer!

  13. Banana cream pie is one of my spirit foods. This is allowed to be my spirit shake. 🙂 

  14. If something has half the calories, doesn’t that mean you can eat/drink twice as much? 😉 I will take my milkshake exactly as you have it photographed here. No sharing. 😉 It really looks so creamy and delicious, Dorothy, and perhaps will make me not so jealous of your beautiful weather!

  15. I’m down with pie in milkshake form, especially when it’s lighter than usual!

  16. I’m with ya! It has been down right hot in Cali lately! I have already been craving ice creams … and now this milkshake!

  17. Oh how warm weather would be nice!  It has been getting warmer here in Colorado so I won’t complain, but I wish I was going to Hawaii!!  Jordan is one brave girl!!  This shake is genius though!!  Looks awesome and a great way for me to think I am eating ice cream and lose some weight!  

  18. Ugh, I can’t even think of bikini season! I’ve been so bad lately that there’s no way even if I dropped everything and slaved at the gym, I still wouldn’t be cute. Thank goodness for long sarongs! 😉 Love this shake! 

  19. Super delicious!! This looks so amazing!! I might have to make a run to the store tonight 🙂  Thanks for the recipe!!

  20. I love how you made this skinny! I’m going to Italy in a few weeks and now I don’t have to feel guilty about my dessert!

  21. You’re a genius! Way to make a creamy, banana cream pie flavored milkshake with so few calories! I’ll try to be good and stop with just one serving 🙂

  22. Okay, you’re a genius. Freezing the coffee creamer?! I love that stuff! And I love this milkshake (but I’ve never actually had a banana cream pie blizzard!)!

  23. Okay, so I’ve never had a banana cream pie blizzard, but a few summers ago, I was obsessed with Chick-fil-a’s banana cream pie shake…which they have since stopped selling. I’ve been a little bitter. BUT. This looks ah-mazing! Everything banana cream, please! 

  24. I’m with Mir – we should have Pi week, not just day.  This milkshake looks scrumptious!  And I love that you made it light.  Great that you are going to Hawaii!  Just wear a long dress for the Christmas card photos – the local women find some gorgeous ones (with some pretty high-heeled sandals, of course)!

  25. Wow! I never thought about freezing the ice cubes for a milkshake!! That is fantastic! I have to try this!

  26. Freezing the creamer into ice cubes is genius, Dorothy! Love that I can drink my pie in a yummy milkshake, it looks incredible!

  27. 70-80 degree weather?! I need to move to California asap! This milkshake looks AMAZING! Omg. And I’m totally with you, bananas = breakfast.. I would totally have this for breakfast lol!

  28. This is so creative, Dorothy!! But you always are!!! 🙂 This sounds delicious. Banana milkshakes are actually one of my favorites. It’s an underrated milkshake flavor, but the ‘cream pie’ part, that’s even better!! It’s probably all in the creamer flavor! You just made me miss California weather so much.. I lived in San Fran for 2 years. I love FL too, but summer approaching is actually a bad thing for us. Haha! CA was always gorgeous year round. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!

  29. Shut the front door!!!  What an awesome idea to freeze the creamer to blend into a milkshake!!  I love this fun and skinny idea!  I am totally jealous of your weather and pool.  I am cracking up at Jordan jumping into the pool.  Actually it looks like she is hovering over it! Our kids were so excited for the 55* here the other day that they wanted to drag out the sprinkler.  I was all like “are you nuts?” And Hawaii sounds like so much fun…the swimsuit part though, no so much!  Good luck with that 😉

  30. Yummy!  This looks spectacular!!!  And I love that you made it skinny because I would down 2 of these in one sitting.

  31. Drinkable pie AND skinny?? You’re a genius!! 

  32. You’ve definitely been killing it with pies lately!! So many great ones. This is so perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and getting “bikini ready”, or in my case I need to start on my “wedding diet”! 

  33. Would I be bad if I added a shot of rum? 🙂 Sounds amazeballs!

  34. I LOVEE skinny shakes and smoothie! This banana cream pie shake looks delish! 

  35. Oh my goshhhh your pictures of that milkshake are making me drool! SUCH a pretty and refreshing treat and I love that it’s not gonna make me feel guilty 😛 (if I ever really feel guilt about eating lol)

  36. What a genius milkshake! Looks like a ton of fun in the sun 🙂

  37. I still have no clue how Jordan does it… But that’s super exciting about your vacation!! I definitely recommend Duke’s and ordering the Hula Pie for dessert (extra hot fudge always a necessity!) and Lappert’s ice cream. I think you’d love both! (And their mint chocolate chip ice cream is green! 😉 )

  38. This milkshake looks so decadent, I love that it’s a skinny version.  Banana cream pie anything is always a favorite around our house!

  39. I would have never thought to freeze coffee creamer and use as a substitute. what a great idea – MUST TRY! thank you. and seriously, who can stop at one spoonful of ice cream??

  40. thank you for this, love the alcohol option and the “22 BEST Smoothie” recipes that this was linked to!

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