4 Jul 2012

ultimate best chocolate milkshake

ever seen DQ's brownie batter blizzard? this is better. seriously you're gonna die (in the best way possible). this thing is DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS. So is this "milkshake" recipe, AND it has avocados!

the best part of course, is that it is good for you. it's mostly bananas, nut milk, cacao and dates. you could also add some protein powder. the first time i made this scrumptious chocolate monster was two days ago when my girl friend was over. our plan for the night was to dance, laugh and watch a lame movie. oh and eat amazing raw food! we accomplished all of it.


i improvised this in the kitchen before we left for my friends house and we couldn't BELIEVE how good it was. we freaked for like 10 minutes. i hadn't blended it completely so there were still small chunks of date and it seriously reminded me of a brownie batter blizzard from dairy queen. i made it for the second time today and did the exact same thing. oh my god all over again. this is a new favourite.



best freaking chocolate milkshake ever: serves 2 people (or me)

3 frozen bananas (peel before putting them in the freezer)
handful of dates
2 tablespoon cacao
1 tablespoon maple syrup/agave/other sweetener 
handful cashews or 1 tablespoon nut butter
2 cups water/non-dairy milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
handful ice cubes

blend all ingredients together until ALMOST totally smooth. for the love of all that is good, leave those tiny date pieces in there. it should be pretty thick just like a milkshake at this point, but maybe one of us forgot something so do what ya gotta do to make it how you want. then pour it in a giant glass and slurp it up with a big ole straw all by yourself, or with someone you love.

70 comments:

The Seasonal Family said...

Okay so I am totally going to make this. Now I have to get up the gusto to make my own almond milk...

Emily von Euw said...

haha DO IT!! you won't regret it. just throw a handful of almonds in with the other stuff :)

Rachel Stone said...

sounds like heaven in a cup!
nom nom nom

TheCookieFairy said...

Must. Make. This.

This is the best food porn I've seen all week.

Emily von Euw said...

nom nom nom is RIGHT.

Emily von Euw said...

HAH! best comment. i think i'm gonna make this again today, and take better pics for ya'll ;)

Casey Marie;; said...

I JUST made this, and I sprinkled a cut up dried grape over it!! SOO good! I used the cashews and added some SunWarrior Vegan Raw Protein Powder after a nice run, and have to say-- BEST thing I've ever had!! And feel great about eating it up, too, knowing it's good for me!!!

Casey Marie;; said...

***dried date, not grape ahahaha

Emily von Euw said...

ooh yeah i was thinking of adding some protein powder but keep forgetting. yummy! cut up dates is a great idea. thanks, casey ;)

Casey Marie;; said...

of course! And I have one more question for you-- what is a serving of dates? Like 3 or 4?

Mandark said...

jellin'

Emily von Euw said...

;D

Emily von Euw said...

yeah about that. it depends on the size of the dates... but generally 4-6 are a serving 'cause they're around 120 cals. 120 cals of healthy yum-ness.

Unknown said...

THIS IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD

Emily von Euw said...

THAT IS A TRUE STATEMENT

Maggie said...

Oh wow - I am definitely going to have to try this out!

Emily von Euw said...

you definitely are.

;)

Julie said...

This looks delicious! I have all the ingredients...I'm off to the kitchen right now....thanks for the inspiration :)

Emily von Euw said...

terrific! i hope you like it, julie =)

Samantha said...

This is DELICIOUS. You are sooo right about the raw date pieces...I'm in raw heaven right now!

Emily von Euw said...

mm thanks :) i know right? better than DQ.

Samantha said...

Yesss! Do you think it's okay to have this like, almost every day? Because the last two days have been incredible because of it hahaha

Emily von Euw said...

LOL yeah i know exactly what you mean. i made this like 4 times in a week. addictive. i'd say as long as you keep the added sweetener (like agave or whatever)to a minimum and have it instead of another snack you might eat... go for it. long live banana chocolate milkshakes.

Samantha said...

Yeah I was thinking like 4 times a week... The thing is is that I don't actually use any of the agave or other added sweetener! I find it's perfect as is with just the dates. And honestly I find this so filling that I can have it as my meal when I'm actually hungry. This is why I initially thought it would be okay... but wanted your opinion! Thanks!

Emily von Euw said...

yep. total agreement.

Chamali said...

This looks great! would really like to make it but i am not a big fan of banana. So just want to know whether the banana flavor and the smell is dominant, cuz i once made an avocado chocolate milkshake and you could hardly taste the avocado in it.

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks, Chamali - what a great name you have!
I suggest you stick to the avocado shakes... the banana flavour stays pretty strong no matter what ya do =/

Emily von Euw said...

just sub in an avocado in this recipe

Chamali said...

thanks!! :) its just that good quality avocado is nowhere to be found these days, should try when it is back in season. oh and guess what... i discovered kale!! i thought we don't have it here but as it turns out we just call it a different name. I am so gonna try all ur kale recipes now! :D

Emily von Euw said...

what do you call it? great news :)

Chamali said...

I suppose it has always been called kale in english, just that english is not my mother tongue and i only knew the sinhala (my mother tongue) name for it, which is kola gowa.

Emily von Euw said...

That is so cool. I wanna start calling it that from now on :)

Anonymous said...

Delicious!! I then took it a crazy step farther!!! I poured it into home made ice pop makers and made fudgicles

Bridget said...

AS I TYPE I'M DRINKING THIS SHAKE........IT IS SO YUM.....EVEN MY SON LOVES WE HAVIN IT FOR BREKY SO FILLING AND DELISH......AND I THINK I WILL MAKE IT INTO FUDGICLES AS WELL.....

Emily von Euw said...

LOL. That's the best news. Thank you!

Emily von Euw said...

Oh jeez. You crazy! =P

Dana said...

I think I could live off of this. Delicious! You might want to remind readers to peel their bananas before they freeze them...ask me how I know...

Thanks for the great recipes. I am really enjoying your site.

Emily von Euw said...

Good lord I know. Bananas are my best friend. Oh - good idea. I've been too lazy before and I'm never making THAT mistake again...

April said...

This is SO GOOD! Thank you for this delicious milkshake!! Brings all the boys to the yard!!

Emily von Euw said...

LOL heck yeah it does ;) thanks xox

Cindel said...

What type of dates do you use? The dried ones (I think they're the Iranian dates) or the Medjool?
Thanks!

Emily von Euw said...

I always use dried medjool unless otherwise stated =)

Cindel said...

Thanks! LOVING this site by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. I tried this- the date pieces. the coconut cream. the milkshake. wow.

Anonymous said...

Hey, this looks amazing! Was wondering if you could sub dates for prunes? :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yep! As long as you like the taste of prunes hah ;)

Ojo de Bruja said...

I'm in love with your recipes, really... this one was wonderful, I almost couldn't believe how good it is... if I'm gonna die tomorrow I want it as my last meal, LOL...

Anonymous said...

This sounds great, but where are the avocados in this recipe? I'm guessing we could improvise, but curious to know how many were used!

Emily von Euw said...

Oh actually the recipe linked right before the words "and it has avocados!" is a different chocolate shake recipe... with avocados ;) Just click the hyperlinked words.

perua said...

OMG the best milkshake EVEEER!! I just did and I really think that I found my true love <3
hahahahaha

taurenqc said...

Kind of sad I didn't like it that much : ( I made 4 recipes before and I very liked every of them but not this one... I must have difficulties with drink unfortunately!! hahah

Emily von Euw said...

really!? what don't you like? :(

Émilie Corbeil-Cantin said...

I used pistachios instead of cashews because I didn't have any and holy moly was it good...

Ella said...

This was really good! I used prunes instead of dates because I don't have any, and my homemade pecan butter. Best. Breakfast. Ever. :)
Do you know of any good recipes where I can use up my huuuuggee supply of pecan butter? Thank you!! <3

Emily von Euw said...

Oh lucky you! Well for any of my creamy recipes, use it instead of nuts. And in chocolate, use it instead of coconut oil!

Emily said...

I JUST made this and it was amazing. I didn't use any agave and only had 1 banana so I subbed frozen blueberries. Still so good. Ate the whole serving myself.

Melissa nicole said...

I have made this five times now and I just love it. So does my little girl! I'm so pleased to give her something that I know is good for her and I also know exactly what went into it. Today we subbed some natural peanut butter for the nut butter and wow! So so good. It tastes better than the ice cream milkshakes that I used to have. You are so gifted and we really love your web site so much. I seriously can't wait for your book!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing! Ice cream is a HUGE weakness of mine and this totally satisfied my craving!

Anonymous said...

Pretty good, my measurements weren't perfect, but it's a solid base for a chocolate smooothie, little more cocoa and little more cashews next time

Nicolle said...

Oh my <3 I LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS! will be making this all the time now, thanks a bunch! :)

-Libonati said...

My Fiancé and I make this all of the time! It is such a yummy quick treat. Emily you are totally Rawsome!

P.S. The dates totally make this smoothie.

Anonymous said...

Does this taste a lot like banana??

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - not really

W Veloria said...

I have made this so many times.

SO GOOD. So so so so very good.

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe! I craved for chocolate and this shake made my evening! Greetings from Austria, Vera

Keibob said...

Made this today. YUM! Will definitely be making again. I didn't have powdered cacao only a block, but it still came out good... I just made sure it was thoroughly whizzed :D

Lotte Lane said...

So, this is the best thing I've ever eaten in my life, ever.
THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Mine came out really runny so I'll add more but butter and less cashew milk next time. I wonder what happened...

Maria Simpson said...

This is my favorite smoothie of all time!! Totally hits the spot for a chocolate fix! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Em von Euw said...

Thank you so much :)