Best Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe

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Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from ripe bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa mix.

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Banana Nutella Smoothie

When most kids come home from school, they are ravenously hungry. After spending 6-7 hours in school, they typically have an after-school activity to go to, which leaves no to little time for them to grab something to eat.

That’s when smoothies save the day. Smoothies are great on the go, plus there are endless flavor combos that you can create to keep it interesting. 

One of my favorite ingredients to make smoothies with is bananas. If you are like me, you probably have a banana or two lying on the kitchen counter waiting to be rescued. You could always whip up banana bread from overripe bananas, but having recently tasted a banana Nutella crepe at a cafe in NYC, those flavors were lingering on my mind.

So on a whim, I combined banana and a few tablespoons of Nutella along with milk and added a tad bit of cocoa powder to the mix, and came up with this delicious, chocolatey banana Nutella smoothie.

The kids were overjoyed! Now, who doesn’t love Nutella? Instead of talking about the goodness of bananas in their smoothies, I told them it was a Nutella smoothie, and they chugged it down in seconds.

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Banana Nutella Milkshake

How to make a Banana Nutella smoothie

Note – I add frozen bananas because when blended, they turn into this creamy milkshake texture, and you don’t need to add ice. If you don’t have frozen bananas handy, bananas kept at room temperature will do fine.

What makes this smoothie extra delicious? The hot cocoa mix. A few of our favorites are Ghiradelli double chocolate mix and the caramel sea salt cocoa (found in Kroger stores.)

You can always turn this recipe into a banana Nutella milkshake by adding a dollop of vanilla ice cream but let me warn you – once the kids get the taste of ice cream in their smoothie, going back to the no-ice-cream version can be hard 🙂

Ingredient notes/swaps

  • Bananas, ripe yet firm, sliced into bite-sized chunks and frozen
  • Whole milk – For a vegan version, use oat or almond milk.
  • Nutella or homemade Nutella – I add a tablespoon to every cup of milk, but for a stronger Nutella flavor, you can add more.
  • Hot cocoa mix (such as Ghiradelli’s double chocolate or Kroger’s Private Selection Sea Salt Caramel) for that chocolatey taste. You can substitute it with a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder.
  • Ice cubes, optional – if not using frozen bananas, add ice cubes for a chilled smoothie.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below.

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Banana Nutella Smoothie

How to prep ahead

Chop the bananas into 1-inch slices and freeze them. If using homemade hazelnut butter, you can make it ahead of time, as well.

Frequently asked questions

What can I use instead of Nutella?

Nut butters such as hazelnut butter or almond butter can be used instead of Nutella for this recipe.

Can I make it vegan or dairy-free?

For a vegan version, substitute whole milk with oat or almond milk.

This delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie recipe is a perfect drink to start your day or satisfy your sweet tooth. Don’t wait! Grab some bananas, a jar of Nutella, milk, and cocoa powder, and create this indulgent treat for your family.

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Best Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe

Your kids will love this delicious Banana Nutella Smoothie Recipe – a healthy-ish drink made from bananas and milk with a hint of Nutella and hot cocoa.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 bananas sliced into bite-sized chunks and frozen
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella or homemade hazelnut butter
  • 2 teaspoons hot cocoa mix such as Ghiradelli’s double chocolate or Kroger’s Private Selection Sea Salt Caramel


  • Add milk to the blender, followed by all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.


I add frozen bananas because when blended, they turn into a creamy mixture, and you don’t need to add ice. If you don’t have frozen bananas handy, add a few ice cubes with the banana.
Read the post…For helpful information on ingredient swaps, storage tips, meal prep ideas, and variations!

Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 10gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 4gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 10.2mgCalcium: 305mgIron: 1.1mg
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Course: Smoothie
Method: Blender
Keywords: after school snack, Delicious, Nutella smoothie
Cuisine: Fusion


  1. To make a Nutella smoothie bowl, add 2 bananas instead of one. 
  2. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to enhance the flavor of this delicious milkshake.
  3. For a healthier version, use homemade hazelnut butter instead of Nutella. You can use almond butter as well.
  4. Vegan version – Oat milk or almond milk.

Serving suggestions

Serve this smoothie in a mason jar topped with freshly chopped banana. Here are some more topping ideas –

  • Whipped cream
  • Drizzled Nutella
  • Drizzled caramel
  • Chopped nuts

How to store

Refrigerator: Smoothies taste best when freshly made. Having said that, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Stir well before serving.

Freezer: You can freeze this smoothie in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Leftover ideas

Pour the leftover smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze. Makes for a delicious frozen treat during summer.

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This post was originally published on 08/17/2017 and was completely updated with pictures and new text on 7/11/2023.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious, my kids (7, 4, and 2) all loved this recipe! Perfect for quick and easy breakfast drink before school or a treat before bed, either way.

  2. What a winner of a smoothie! Delicious and filling too… glad to have come across your beautiful blog… ????