Thick Vegan Chocolate Shake

Try this extra chocolatey and delicious Thick Vegan Chocolate Shake to get your holiday shopping off with a little zip in your step. See below for how you can win 8th Continent Soymilk so you can make your own!
Thick Vegan Chocolate Shake, a perfect pre-holiday shopping pick-me-up!

I used to love ice cream. I could eat it every day, but of course I didn’t. Well, maybe I did if you count small bowls too. Anyway, I found it just a bit ironic that ice cream was the very thing that tipped me off to a dairy intolerance. After eating some particularly creamy ice cream I felt some pain in my stomach. Then I had some more of that creamy ice cream a few days later and sure enough I noticed the pain again.

It was not an easy thing to give up, but I’m not a big fan of pain so the ice cream had to go.

I’m not a fan of feeling deprived either. So that means it didn’t take long before I began to experiment with making vegan versions of my favorite ice cream treats. Take this chocolate shake. (Ok. Don’t mind if I do!)

A vegan chocolate shake made with 8th Continent Soymilk

I combined 8th Continent Chocolate Soymilk with some vanilla So Delicious non-dairy frozen ice cream and voila! I had a shake on the making!

A little vegan whipped topping makes a perfect ornament for Thick Vegan Chocolate Shakes!

I added a little vegan whipped topping to top off the sweet treat. Much better than a pain in the stomach if you ask me!

A top-down view of Namely Marly's Vegan Chocolate Shake

And I’m pleased to announce that we have a give-away from 8th Continent Soymilk! Five lucky readers will receive two half gallon cartons of their choice (vanilla, original, or chocolate). My favorite is the Chocolate Lite because that way I can have a little something sweet after dinner without all the calories. With all the holiday festivities going on, I need to trim corners (or calories) where I can!

And 8th Continent is also offering a contest, Ultimate Mom Sweeps. They’re sending one lucky Mom and a friend to Hollywood to meet the ladies of Hollywood Mom’s Night. A trip to Hollywood did you say? It’s getting a little chilly here in the upper part of the country so a trip to California sure sounds nice about now! Go the the Ultimate Mom’s Club site to enter to win 8th Continent’s Ultimate Mom Sweeps and click on “Enter Now” to register.

To be one of the 5 lucky winners to get 2 free half gallon cartons of 8th Continent Soymilk, do any one of the following:


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  1. Leave a comment below saying what your favorite flavor of 8th Continent Soymilk is (vanilla, original, or chocolate)
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There you go – 6 chances to win for 5 lucky winners!

Small Print Lingo: This contest is only open to US residents. Contest runs through Friday, December 9, 2011 at midnight. Five winners will be chosen by random number generator. Winners will have 48 hours to claim prize or an alternate winner will be drawn.

The lucky winners are: Feast on the Cheap, Monet, Ariel, Steven Cox, and Christine. Congrats!

A top-down view of Namely Marly's Vegan Chocolate Shake

Thick Vegan Chocolate Shake

It takes only minutes to enjoy this dairy-free, gluten Thick Vegan Chocolate Shake made with cocoa and vegan whipped topping.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Chocolate Shake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vanilla dairy-free ice cream
  • 1 - 2 cups ice cubes
  • ½ cup frozen banana
  • Vegan Whipped Topping optional, but fun!


  • In a blender add the milk, cocoa powder, vegan ice cream, ice cubes, and frozen banana. My blender has an "ice crusher" speed so I used that to get the mixture nice and frothy.
  • Then blend on high for a minute or so until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Pour into a glass and top with vegan whipped topping and/or chocolate syrup.


Nutritional information based on So Delicious No Sugar Added Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream.


Disclaimer: I was provided 8th Continent Soymilk for review. 8th Continent is providing two cartons of soymilk for 5 lucky winners. The opinions shared on this site are my own. They’re the only ones I know.

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