Meet my new favorite guilt-free dessert.
This almond milk slushie is my solution for evenings when I want a cold and creamy treat, without consuming something that’s too dense or difficult on my digestive system. It’s light and sweet, and tastes similar to vanilla ice cream, while remaining dairy-free!
It’s also incredibly easy to make. In less than 5 minutes, you could be enjoying a glass yourself!
Almond Milk Slushie (Vegan)
1 cup chilled almond milk
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5-6 ice cubes
Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until a uniform slushie-like texture is achieved. Add more ice, if a thicker texture is desired, keeping in mind that additional ice will dilute the sweet vanilla flavor. (You can always add more maple syrup and vanilla, if you like.)
Pour into a large glass and enjoy with a spoon or a straw!
Note: If you don’t care for almond milk, you can substitute any other type of milk that you like. For a sugar-free version, you can also use liquid stevia, instead of the maple syrup, to taste.
Almond Milk Slushie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until a uniform slushie-like texture is achieved. Add more ice, if a thicker texture is desired, keeping in mind that additional ice will dilute the sweet vanilla flavor. (You can always add more maple syrup and vanilla, if you like.)
- Pour into a large glass and enjoy immediately, with a spoon or a straw!
Per Serving: Calories: 100, Fat: 3g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 1g
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Questions and Reviews
Wow, that looks delicious!! And I’m still stuck at work, argh… But thank you!!
Oh, and, Megan, I left a message on your Most Popular Recipes, because I didn’t know where else to put it. Would you please take a look at it? I’m interested to know what you think 🙂
Ooh been looking for a new light treat for night. I’ve had some banana soft serve lately but this sounds delicious!
I’m so glad you posted this! I kept seeing it on your WIAW and now I’m dying to try it out 🙂
Glad you posted the official recipe!
I JUST GOT A BRILLIANT IDEA: Almond milk ice cubes then lowering the almond milk volume accordingly!
i do this a lot! my favorite treat is avocado-banana ice cream! so thick and creamy!
I make this same treat but use almond milk ice cubes so it doesn’t get watered down.
Definitely going to try this! I’m an ice cream fan so this will definitely be on my list.
What vanilla extract do you use/recommend?
There’s a link to my favorite organic brand in the ingredient list above!
I do this with coconut milk (carton version).I also add in protein powder.
I made the vanilla “ice cream” shake last night. I also added a scoop of vanilla raw protein (Warrior Blend.) It was amazing!!!!!
Currently I’ve been snacking on raw thin mints that I’ve made inspired by Elana’s Pantry…recipe coming soon..they are melt in your mouth good! Raw, gluten free and super easy to make…maybe not quite as easy as this slushy but easy! 🙂 Happy Friday!
I love your website! This sounds like a great recipe which I’m going to try!
Can you recommend any websites that would explain the right way to do an elimination diet or would help me to find out which foods are inflammatory for my body? I’m menopausal and can’t seem to lose weight and have sinus allergy symptoms plus asthma. Thanks for your help!
I cheated and made this with TJ’s unsweetened vanilla almond milk and ice…still delicious!! thanks 🙂
If we don’t have a high speed blender, will this still work?
delicious!!!! i couldn’t wait to try it and just did so yummy.
We love unsweetened vanilla Hemp milk—and it translated well with your recipe–THANKS!
Oooh! This looks delish. I wanna do this but use coconut milk ice cubes!
Oh, it looks so good. The one recipe reminds me of the texture of a root beer float. I like what a comment above said… what about adding an avocado to make it really smooth and creamy.
Love this dessert recipe! Have been drinking daily. I add a few frozen strawberries for a delicious vanilla-berry flavor! Thanks for the recipe. Love your website!!
Iv’e been browsing all your recipes they look fabulous, can’t wait to try them. I know my friends will all love them too…I’m sure they’ll all be re pinning mine the first chance they get. lol!
I make tons of smoothies and the like using my vitamix, love that thing…the best appliance ever!
I have a recommendation I never like to add ice cubes to my smoothies cause I feel they get watered down so I always have frozen almond milk cubes or coconut milk cubes readily available and I also make coffee cubes for yummy frozen coffee beverages. so for this recipe I’ve actually done this one before and i would use frozen almond milk cubes to make it frothy or even my coffee cubes to make it like a frozen frappe or something. on cold evenings I like to warm a cup of almond milk on the stove and add cinnamon and vanilla it helps me sleep better.
cant wait to look up more of your great ideas, Thank You! Nicole
Can I use Stevia in place of the maple syrup? I just started checking out your recipes and I cant wait to try them.
I’ve been making shakes in my Ninja Pulse for months now. It started with my desire to make our favorite Starbucks fraps. And it works, for way less $$!! I use the organic Whole Foods vanilla flavored almond milk, which is cheaper than any other almond milk in grocery stores. I use that one because its already flavored my desired flavor and its already sweetened which saves me extra ingredients. They sweeten theirs with organic cane sugar so I’m not worried. I do a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture, half of my milk I freeze into ice cubes and the other half I use as liquid. The reason I started doing this was bc the Starbucks drinks were driving me nuts – you get all this great drink and then have 1/3 of the cup still filled with this super slowly melting ice. So instead of stirring and sloshing my drink for hours waiting for the full melt, I have this amazingly textured shake that all melts together to frap perfection. Now you know the perks, here’s how I get a dead ringer for the Vanilla Bean Frap & Chocolatey Chip Frap:
1/2 the mount of milk I want to use as ice cubes
Add the other 1/2 as liquid. (I use 3/4-1 cup of each for a nice size shake, but you get to choose the size!)
1tsp vanilla for vanilla bean Frap
Pulse to desired consistency, and that’s it. My husband LOVES these!!
I prefer the chocolatey chip:
1/2 ice cubes & 1/2 liquid
1tbsp (can add more to your taste) chocolate syrup
1 tbs of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips: I use dark but semisweet works great too!
Pulse to blend and break up chips/ice, it won’t take long.
I swear we’re crazy about these and I can’t tell you how much is saved by making these yourself! The 2-5 minute investment is SO worth it!
i can’t wait to try! thanks for sharing!
Discovered this tonight, just happened to have everything needed to make it, so why not try it, right? Well, it’s……..awesome! I’ll be making this far more than I probably should!!! THANKS!
I used unsweetened almond milk. Also added frozen dark cherries. Yum! Thanks for the recipe.
will a regular blender work
Pretty good shake.. i didn’t like the taste alone (could have been because i didn’t have maple syrup so i used honey) so i added cocoa powder and instant coffee to make it more for me!! overall, thanks for the recipe!