Decadent Chocolate Milkshake You'd Never Know Is Healthy
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free, Easily Made Raw
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Serves: makes 1 large or 2 small servings
  • 1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 5-7 ice cubes
  • 1 cup almond milk, or other dairy-free milk (this homemade hazelnut milk would be amazing -- or you could replace some of the milk with cold coffee, if you want a coffee/chocolate shake)
  • 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder, or raw cacao powder
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup (grade B if you can find it)
Optional, for serving:
  • Chocolate fudge sauce (1 TBSP cocoa powder or raw cacao powder + 1 TBSP maple syrup + ½-1 TBSP water, as needed. Mix until smooth.)
  • A few roasted hazelnuts, chopped, or other nuts (almonds, peanuts, or pistachios would all be good)
  • Pinch of raw cacoa nibs, or other add-ons like shredded coconut or crushed banana chips -- whatever you like
  1. Add everything to your blender, and blend until smooth. Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may need to add a splash more liquid, or use the plunger-stick-thingy to keep the mixture moving. I tested this milkshake in a vitamix and a less powerful blender, and both did a great job -- the vitamix was able to handle more ice and less liquid, but both were churned out thick and delicious shakes.
  2. Pour into a tall glass (or two smaller ones) and serve as is, or with a drizzle of chocolate "fudge" sauce, chopped nuts, cacoa nibs, or other add-ons. Devour.
This makes one massive milkshake, or two (probably more reasonably sized) smaller shakes. If you'd like smaller portions, you can certainly try halving the recipe, but depending on your blender it might be difficult to blend the smaller amount.
Recipe by Will Cook For Friends at