Last week Clark and I took his parents, who were visiting from Ontario, to Whistler for the day. I love that Whistler is an easy day drive for us! How lucky are we that the mountains are right at our backdoor! I love it!
Anyway, everyone was talking about grabbing an ice cream cone and my heart sank. If there’s one think I miss about going dairy-free it’s having an ice cream in a waffle cone on a warm summer’s day. Anyone else with me?
As we strolled through the village on the way to the ice cream shop, I noticed a little juice bar called the Naked Sprout and decided to pop in to see if I could get a little treat, you know, so I didn’t feel left out.
I ordered a chocolate shake, and it was delicious! A few sips in I decided I could probably recreate it pretty easily, and I was right! So, here it is friends! A Vegan Chocolate Milkshake for all you chocolate lovers!
I simply blended together a banana, cocoa powder, dates, and almond milk and in less than 5 minutes it was done! If you don’t already use them, dates are the perfect natural sweetener! I soak my dates for an hour or two beforehand so they blend up easier, but it’s not necessary, especially if you have nice soft medjool dates. Also, make sure you remove the pits if your dates are not pitted or you’ll be sucking chunks of date pit up your straw!
You can also add in extras to give you shake a little kick. My favourites so far are a few sprigs of fresh mint leaves or a spoonful of almond butter! So good!
This is the perfect post-dinner treat or afternoon snack when you’re craving something sweet. Hey, you could probably even drink one for breakfast if you want! Who’s judging!? 🙂
- 1 banana
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 dates (I use pitted medjool dates)
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1 spoonful almond butter or a few mint leaves (optional)
- Add everything to the blender, blend thoroughly, and enjoy!