Chocolate Coconut Milkshake (Vegan)


Meet my new favorite milkshake.

chocolate coconut milkshakes in glasses with straws

Featuring young coconut meat and fiber-rich dates, this milkshake is a healthy option for anyone, but it’s especially appropriate for pregnant women. I’ve been affectionately referring to it as my “mama milkshake.”

Coconuts are thought to be rich in anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, which may help strengthen the immune system and ward off illnesses, and they’re also a fantastic source of calcium, potassium and magnesium. Paired with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and deliciously sweet dates, which are believed to help improve labor, this is a healthy treat I feel good about indulging in.

I recommend making enough to share, because my husband loves this chocolate shake as much as I do!

Chocolate Coconut Milkshake (Vegan)
serves 2

Ingredients:

1 cup young coconut meat
1 1/2 cups water, or coconut water
6 soft Medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 handfuls of ice, as needed for texture

Directions:

Combine the coconut meat, water, dates, cocoa powder and vanilla in a high-speed blender, and blend until completely smooth and creamy. Add the ice, and blend again until the shake is icy-cold and thickened. Serve immediately.

chocolate cocnut milkshake in a glass with a straw

4.78 from 9 votes
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Chocolate Coconut Milkshake (Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A healthy chocolate shake featuring coconut meat and dates!

Course: Drinks
Servings: 2
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 cup young coconut meat
  • 1 1/2 cups water , or coconut water
  • 6 soft Medjool dates , pitted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 handfuls of ice , as needed for texture
Instructions
  1. Combine the coconut meat, water, dates, cocoa powder and vanilla in a high-speed blender, and blend until completely smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the ice, and blend again until the shake is icy-cold and thickened. Serve immediately.

Notes:

  • Since it can be difficult to find organic young coconuts at most grocery stores, I like to purchase bags of organic young Thai coconut meat from Exotic Superfoods available in the freezer section at most Whole Foods. Of course, you could also open a young Thai coconut yourself, if you feel so inclined– and use the coconut water in the shake, as well!

 

bag of coconut meat

  • I wouldn’t recommend using shredded coconut for this recipe, as it will most likely create a grainy texture, rather than a smooth and creamy shake. (Unless you don’t mind a different texture.)
  • I prefer to use raw cacao powder in my non-baked recipes, but regular cocoa powder should provide a similar flavor.

Enjoy!

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Comments

Rebecca

This was amazing! So rich and decadent!!

Jeanne

Wow, this was good. Success!! Just like a chocolate shake.

Lesley

I don’t have a Whole Foods close by and its hard to find Coconut Meat. Can you use Coconut Manna? Is that similar? Thanks 🙂

Erica

If the coconut meat is unpasteurized – is it safe to consume while in your first trimester?

Lara

I’m not one to post comment stuff… However, hands down, best milkshake EVAH! So nice to have the texture of a milkshake and great chocolate flavor since I’ve taken dairy out of my diet. Can’t wait to try your other recipes. Thanks for sharing this!

Melany

I think I might just be able to cure my ice cream addiction with this fabulous shake. I find the young coconuts at the local asian market and really enjoy hacking it open with the back bottom corner of the largest knife I have. Simply delicious! Thank you

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