What To Do With Frozen Bananas: 19 BEST Recipes

Have you got a bag of frozen bananas sitting in your freezer and you are thinking to yourself ‘what to do with frozen bananas?’ – we wondered too, and we came up with loads of ideas!

People freeze bananas for many reasons. But the problem comes when they find themselves with a freezer full of bananas and have no idea what to do with them.

Stick with us, because we are about to share all our amazing ideas to use frozen bananas!

What To Do With Frozen Bananas

Frozen Banana Recipe Ideas

We have a fantastic selection of recipes using frozen bananas. You won’t ever need to look up ideas again, after checking our ideas and recipes.
So, here they are:

#1. Smoothies

Frozen banana smoothie

The easiest way to use frozen bananas is by simply adding them to your smoothies.

Adding frozen bananas to your smoothies adds thickness, freshness and so much more. If you have never tried it before, we highly recommend that you do!

Below you can see some of our best recipes for frozen banana smoothies:

You may find this article useful: How To Freeze Bananas For Smoothies

#2.  Milkshakes


No ice cream? No problem. Use frozen bananas instead of ice cream in your milkshakes.

Milkshakes can contain a lot of sugar, mostly due to the ice cream. Ice cream contains added sugar, whilst the sugar in bananas is natural. 

So, if you want to make a healthier milkshake at home, substitute the ice cream for some frozen bananas. 

Or, if you want to be extra, add both ice cream and banana together, for an ultra-creamy milkshake!

#3. Smoothie Bowls / Nice Creams

smoothie bowls with frozen bananas

95% of all smoothies bowls are made using frozen fruit. The most popular frozen fruit for smoothie bowls is a banana!

As for ‘Nice Creams‘ essentially, they are nearly the same as smoothie bowls. However, ‘nice creams’ tend to be a lot thicker, and they often contain a lot more toppings.

If you are craving ice cream, choosing ‘nice cream’ over ice cream, is a much healthier alternative. And frankly, ‘nice creams’ taste just as good!

Anyway, here are some delicious smoothie bowls recipes and ‘nice cream’recipes:

#4. Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen banana pops are so delicious, and not only that, you can get really creative with them. There are hundreds of ways you can make a frozen banana pop.

You can dip the banana in chocolate, then add sprinkles, or dip them in peanut butter, the options are endless.

Kids also love frozen banana pops. This can be an excellent way to get your kids to eat more fruit, without them even realizing it!

Check out some delicious frozen pops recipes below to get you inspired:

#5. Banana Bread

what to do with frozen bananas

Yes, banana bread! Did you know, that using thawed frozen bananas makes your banana bread much, much moister? Everybody loves moist banana bread.

Next time you plan to make some banana bread, try using thawed frozen bananas, we promise you, it’s a total game changer.

The same applies to muffins too. If you are ever making banana muffins, or blueberry and banana muffins, try using frozen bananas.

Here are some awesome banana bread recipes using frozen bananas below:

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What To Do With Frozen Bananas

What To Do With Frozen Bananas: 19 BEST Recipes

We have a huge selection of tasty recipes that will allow you to use that bag of frozen bananas you have sitting in the freezer!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 19


  • Coffee Banana Smoothie (Recipe Here)
  • Cucumber Banana Smoothie (Recipe Here)
  • Blueberry Banana Smoothie (Recipe Here)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (Recipe Here)
  • Strawberry Banana Milkshake (Recipe Here)
  • Banana Raspberry Milkshake (Recipe Here)
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie With Ice Cream (Recipe Here)
  • Banana Milkshake Recipe (Recipe Here)
  • Protein Smoothie Bowl (Recipe Here)
  • Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl (Recipe Here)
  • Chocolate Coffee Smoothie Bowl (Recipe Here)
  • Green Smoothie Bowl (Recipe Here)
  • Banana Nice Cream (Recipe Here)
  • Breakfast Banana Pops (Recipe Here)
  • Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops (Recipe Here)
  • Chocolate Covered Banana Pops (Recipe Here)
  • Moist Frozen Banana – Banana Bread (Recipe Here)
  • Banana Bread Recipe: Using Frozen Bananas (Recipe Here)
  • Banana Bread Muffins With Frozen Bananas (Recipe Here)


  1. Pick a recipe from the list above.
  2. Follow the intructions.
  3. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: baking, desserts, Smoothie, snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana bread, banana pops, nice cream, smoothie bowls, smoothies


Should Frozen Bananas Be Thawed Before Baking?

Yes, you will need to thaw the bananas before using them for baking. If you don't, you won't have an even bake.

What Can I Do With Frozen Unpeeled Bananas?

Unpeeled bananas are best used in baking. Let them thaw completely, then peel them, and discard the skin.

Can You Eat Frozen Bananas Straight From The Freezer?

You can absolutely eat the banana straight out of the freezer. In fact, frozen bananas make for a healthy refreshing treat.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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