Okay guys, so yesterday I was craving something sweet and cold for desert, so I decided to make a homemade vegan milkshake ! The recipe is so simple, give it a try. And I promise, it tastes amazing, with no added or processed sugar.
In order to make this beautiful, divine choco-caramel iced drink for two, you just need :
- 4 medjool or mazafati dates pitted (fresh, big, juicy ones)
- 1-2 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon of peanut (or almond) butter
- any vegetal milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk because it is thicker, but you can use rice milk if you want a sweeter taste)
Optional (for a more tropical flavor) :
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of coconut cream
- Vanilla extract
Now that you have everything you need, you just need to add the milk to your blender, with the cacao powder, dates, peanut butter (coconut cream and vanilla extract if you are using them too). Give it a minute or two so that the dates are well blended and so that the milkshake starts having a creamy consistency. Once the mixture is ready, just pour it in a mason jar, add the chia seeds, some ice, and stir it until well combined !
The chia seeds will give your shake an even creamier consistency, but if you crave something thicker, just add a sliced frozen banana. I don’t use bananas because I really don’t like them (which is a pain to make vegan deserts such as nicecreams…).
Also, no need to add sugar (or honey / syrup / agave…) because the dates should be more than enough to sweeten your drink. But be careful to choose fresh, big, juicy ones such as the medjool ones or the ones I got, Iranian mazafati dates, because otherwise they won’t give you this good caramel taste, and won’t blend well in your shake.
And voilà ! You’ve got your choco-caramel vegan milkshake. Healthy, and so quick and easy to make ! I think next time (probably after lunch or tomorrow morning to be honest) I’ll add in one expresso shot to make it a moka-caramel one, and have my morning caffeine intake (not that I am a coffee addict, in fact, I drink it quite rarely now).
You can also top it with granola, cacao nibs, coconut flakes or fruits, but I did not have much left in the house, and already had had dinner so I was not that hungry.