5 Ingredients or Fewer

Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

July 29, 2014
5 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes 4 small or 2 large servings
Author Notes

You'll never believe that this shake is made with as few ingredients as it is, or that they're all so ridiculously wholesome. Feel free to experiment a little with the non-dairy milk base you use, as well as the nut butter (cashew, coconut, and sunflower seed butter will all work; so will peanut butter, though the taste will be strong). This is a good recipe to treat more as a template than a prescription. —Gena Hamshaw

What You'll Need
  • 2 ripe medium or large bananas, peeled, chopped into pieces, and frozen
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (soy or hemp milk will work well, too)
  1. Blend all ingredients till smooth, adding a little more almond milk as needed. Serve.

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13 Reviews

jacqueline December 14, 2022
Oh my gosh! This is the BEST SMOOTHIE EVER!
it tastes like I’m in an ice cream parlor and it’s all healthy and incredibly delicious!AMAZING
cory February 2, 2020
I've been making these almond-milk-shakes for over 3 years now (once every week or two as an after dinner snack) and my 3 yr old and wife absolutely love them! Thank you!!
Reed K. January 9, 2018
I make mine with peanut butter and no dates.
DSait August 1, 2017
First vegan milkshake I've tried and it's better than any cow's milk shake I've had (and I'm not vegan!). 100% recommend you try this, thanks for the recipe!

For us English folk, 1 cup = 236ml :)
Chef D. November 14, 2015
Chocolate and bananas, yes please!
scott W. June 20, 2015
Awesome - smooth and creamy just like a milkshake made with ice cream!
Sylvia R. June 14, 2015
it look very good i would like to tast sometine !
Indigomoon September 10, 2014
This was awesome! Super rich and super sweet. Next time one or maybe no dates.
HMB G. August 19, 2014
Do you know the calorie count per serving?
paiger August 11, 2014
how do you make your own nut butter?
suziqcu August 8, 2014
Love this recipe for a quick shake that's at least somewhat healthy! I don't like almond butter, but I've been adding grass fed whey protein. May try w/ PB. I love to add a little expresso powder as well!
Kayla August 8, 2014
Oh my... that espresso powder suggestion just put this recipe into the MUST-do pile instead of the WANT-to-do one! Delightful.
Kayla August 8, 2014
Now that I think of it, I have organic coffee-flavored whey powder as well... We're about to go full mocha.