Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
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This chocolate milkshake is everything you want in a milkshake, and none of the stuff you don’t!
One of the things I’ve always loved is a good milkshake. Smooth, creamy and with the addition of chocolate, oh so delightful. In fact, a good milkshake can turn any day into near perfection. Don’t you think?
A reader named Annie sent this recipe to me. I’m so happy she did! I mean, who doesn’t like a shake?
Thank you, thank you Annie for sharing this with me and allowing me to share it with everyone here!! This is way better than any shake you could buy, and so much healthier!
HOW TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE WITHOUT ICE CREAM
You do not need ice cream to make a chocolate milkshake! This can either be good news, or bad, depending on who you ask. But the process is actually quite simple as you will see in the recipe below. It’s actually just like making a smoothie! So get out your blender and you’ll be enjoying this deliciousness in literally minutes! Can you even stand it??!
WHEN IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY?
Yep, you read that right! There is actually a national chocolate milkshake day!! Who knew??!!?
This blessed day falls on September 12th each year. I’m not entirely sure of the significance of that date or even if there really is any significance beyond food manufacturers wanting to encourage your consumption of this beverage. But I figure, if they are going to make a national day out of it, I might as well show “big brother” a little spite and make it better and cheaper at home!
HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES:
CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE RECIPE:
Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- honey to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If it's too thick, you may want to add a touch of milk to get it to a consistency you like. But it should work without the milk.
Yum! I love that it’s so simple AND it’s something my husband will likely eat!
Sarah – Please report back! I’d love to know what he thinks!
I might make this today!!!! Yum!
Rhiannon- Great! Let me know how you like it!
I used low fat greek yogurt to cut down on fat and it was great.
Nancy – Wonderful! You can use non-fat too!
This was a little too tangy for my taste (even after a touch of honey), but I am IN LOVE with the pumpkin smoothie/shake you created!
Hilary – LOL! That’s okay! Not every person will love every recipe here. But I’m happy you like the pumpkin smoothie!
LOVE this! I had to fight with my kids just to get a taste 🙂 Will definitely be making this again! So easy, quick & tasty!
Paula – Fabulous!!! I love it when the kids can’t get enough of good, healthy food!
so simple and looks so good! thank you!!
Nagi – Hope you enjoy it!
I was just thinking of using greek yogurt in a healthy drink with fruit. Thanks for this idea!
Paula – You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy it!
I something very similar to this except I add a tbs of nut butter. Delish!
Jenn – Oh yes! That WOULD be good! 🙂
My family and I loved this! My six year old wanted MORE! Thanks for your great recipes.
Lisa – Awwwe, that’s so great!!! Thanks for letting me know!
I’ve had frozen bananas in the freezer for ages. I used to make banana cake or banana bread. I remembered your making chocolate ice cream with frozen bananas so I asked the kidlets if they would like a choolate smoothy. Yes yes.
We have chocolate and nut allergies at our house so I put about a cup of frozen bananas, a couple of spoonfuls of carob powder and unsweetened Silk in the blender. I wasn’t sure how sweet it was so I gave a spoonful to our resident sweet-tooth and asked if it was good or did it need to be sweeter. He loved it. (Carob is not as bitter as cocoa, so no sweetener needed at all. We all liked it so much I made it twice. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t taste banana-y at all. It was just like a thick chocolate shake. I’m thinking maybe a little coffee extract next time. I think that would be perfect next time I have a really bad craving for a Jamocha shake!
Jodi – that’s fabulous!!! Sounds absolutely delicious!
Does this taste like it has bananas in it? I’m thinking of making it tomorrow. I don’t like the flavor of bananas, but I do have some. I’m trying to find ways to sneak in some more fruits/veggies. I figure hiding the taste of bananas could be easy.
Lisa – The chocolate covers most of the flavor.
Thanks! Will see how it tastes in the morning.
LLI – Please let me know how it turns out!
I made this for my breakfast this morning. The banana taste is a bit strong, so I tried adding an extra tbsp of unsweetened cocoa and I helped a little bit. I think this would be good with avocado. The ones I have in the fridge aren’t ripe yet else I would have thrown one in.
LLI – Avocado sounds good!! Let me know if you try it, I’ve never used it that way.
Love this recipe! I make this in my vitamix and it makes it incredibly smooth and creamy.
I would work, but it would have a different flavor and it most likely wouldn’t be clean.
I made this today..but I added a twist..instead of the honey I added a few cherries, can you say banana split…lol yummy
Divine! I doubled the banana because I was out of yogurt, added a tiny touch of cold black coffee and vanilla extract and my husband STOLE it! Thankfully I had enough for more. It stopped a chocolate craving it it’s tracks.
What a stinker! Glad you had reserves! LOL
Can stevia be used in place of honey?
Monday – Sure. You could sub with any sweetener.
I keep reading these great smoothie recipes and am usually disappointed that I can’t drink them; so many of them call for banana as an ingredient but I’m allergic to bananas. Can you suggest anything I could substitute to get the texture and sweetness that bananas while still using clean ingredients?
Bill Flowers – I have never tried it myself, but I’ve heard from several people that mango makes an excellent sub for bananas. Particularly if you buy frozen mango. Hope that helps!
Thank you for the suggestion. Luckily I really like mango! Of course, if I wanted to use it as a substitute in a Mango-Banana smoothie it wouldn’t be quite the same.
Bill Flowers – True. But if you did go that route, you’d have a delicious mango smoothie instead! Smoothies are great that way. Very versatile! 😀
I really liked this recipe but I was wondering with what can I replace the dairy because my body doesn’t take them very well, maybe almond milk with some nut butter? I would really appreciate if you could give me some ideas, I really love chocolate and I get serious cravings in the afternoon while I’m at work! Thanks
Laura – I think your best bet is almond milk. It won’t be as thick and creamy, but the flavor will be close.