Incredible Banana Caramel Malt

5 from 2 votes
Beat the summer heat (and use up some ripe bananas) with this extra creamy Banana Caramel Malt recipe for the perfect milkshake!
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WHAT YOU GET: A deliciously thick and sweet banana caramel malt milkshake made with ripe bananas, salted caramel sauce, and a hint of malt.

When you see a few very ripe bananas on your counter, you probably think it’s time to heat up the oven to make some Best-Ever Banana Bread — but there’s a summer alternative! I suggest you beat the heat wave by making this unbelievably thick, creamy, sweet banana caramel milkshake and up the flavor by adding a hint of delicious malt!

I’ve always loved the taste of bananas and caramel together, in this case, my Signature Salted Caramel Sauce (seriously, keep this in your fridge at all times), but the addition of malted milk powder changed the way I look at banana shakes. You’ve got the perfect triple threat in this homemade banana milkshake: the sweetness of the bananas and caramel, the hint of salt, and the unmistakable taste of nutty malt

I dare you to find a creamier milkshake, too; this banana malt gets all its creamy goodness from vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and the banana itself! You’ll never go back to a plain vanilla milkshake again (but you may opt for a Classic Vanilla Malt if you’re out of bananas!)

Everything you need to make a Banana Caramel Malt

What Is A Malted Milkshake? Malt Powder VS Malted Milk Powder

It’s likely you know the flavor of malt from eating Malted milk balls, but what is malt anyway? Malt is a grain, typically barley, that has been allowed to sprout and dried. This dried product is used to make whiskey, beer, Scotch, and bread. It’s also used to make malted milk powder, which is what you’ll be using for this recipe.

Is malt powder the same as malted milk powder? The short answer is nope. The significant difference is that malted milk powder has malt powder, but it also contains powdered milk, sometimes salt, and baking soda.

What Does Malt Taste Like?

Malted milkshakes taste like whatever ice cream you use, but malted milkshakes take on a different flavor. Malt has been described as tasting nutty, milky, and caramelly. The flavor is very mellow, but once you have it, you’ll recognize it instantly!

Tools You Need To Make Banana Salted Caramel Malted Milkshakes

Banana Caramel Malt with whipped cream

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Banana Caramel Malts

  • If you’d like to share, split this milkshake into two smaller glasses.
  • Before you pour the milkshake into glasses, taste, and if you would like a more malty flavor, and one more tablespoon of malt and give the shake a quick blend.
  • The riper the banana, the more intense the banana flavor will be.
  • If you don’t have a traditional blender, you can make this with an immersion blender.
  • Try making your own Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream for this recipe!

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Banana Caramel Malt Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Beat the summer heat (and use up some ripe bananas) with this extra creamy Banana Caramel Malt recipe for the perfect milkshake!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 person
Prep Time 5 minutes
Blend Time 2 minutes
Beat the summer heat (and use up some ripe bananas) with this extra creamy Banana Caramel Malt recipe for the perfect milkshake!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 person


  • ½ cup (4 fl oz/120 ml) whole milk
  • 1 very ripe banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons malt powder
  • 5 scoops (12½ oz/355 g) vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream, for garnish


  • In a blender, first add the milk and banana, then the malt powder, followed by the ice cream.
  • Blend on high speed until fully combined.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce down the insides of a tall glass, then pour in the milkshake.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and serve immediately with a straw.
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1 year ago

Hi, Gemma! Can I use malt extract instead of malt powder? Will it alter the taste and texture of the shake? Thanks!

Btw, I love your recipes! 🙂

1 year ago

Hi there, What to use instead of malt? As I have Coeliac Disease.

Thank you
Anila UK

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