Tropical Milk Shakes Recipe
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Tropical Milk Shakes Recipe

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"This fruity shake has a bold banana flavor," explains DeEtta Rasmussen of Ogden, Iowa. "It's a tasty tradition to serve this beverage whenever the family is together."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 can (8 ounces) chunk pineapple, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 280 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the milk, bananas, ice cream and pineapple; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses. Top with coconut and pecans. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Tropical Milk Shakes in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p8

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Fast, easy to make, and very inexpensive to make."

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