Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

Try this extra chocolatey, thick vegan chocolate milkshake recipe that delivers a delicious, creamy dessert. Serve it with some coconut whipped cream and vegan chocolate syrup on top!

Two glasses hold vegan chocolate milkshakes with chocolate syrup and paper straws.

I’m a big fan of ice cream and everything that relates to it. That’s why I made this vegan chocolate ice cream and even this nice cream recipe too. I look at this vegan chocolate milkshake as a combination of those two — with lots of creamy chocolate goodness in every bite, along with a few frozen bananas. It’s perfect!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Adding vegan ice cream makes these milkshakes so rich and creamy
  • Using frozen vegan bananas not only adds texture and volume to these shakes, but bananas are whole-food goodness, too
  • Cocoa powder is the star ingredient, adding chocolate goodness to every bite

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Plant-based milk — You can use your favorite plant-based milk or even make your own such as this pecan milk.
  • Cocoa powder — Use either natural or Dutch-process cocoa powder.
  • Vegan ice cream — Use a store-bought vegan vanilla ice cream or even homemade no-churn vegan ice cream.
  • Ice cubes — We’ll add volume to this shake with a few ice cubes.
  • Frozen banana — I keep frozen banana chunks in the freezer for our green smoothies. I slice bananas on a tray and place them in the freezer. Once the banana pieces are frozen I transfer them to a freezer bag. You’ll only need 1/2 cup of frozen banana chunks for this recipe.
  • Favorite Toppings — Milkshakes should be fun so get creative with the toppings. You can add vegan chocolate syrup, coconut whipped cream, and more.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

  1. Add the milk, cocoa powder, vegan ice cream, ice cubes, and frozen banana to a blender. Let this mixture sit for a minute to soften.
  2. Pulse on low until the ice cubes are crushed and the mixture is frothy.
  3. Turn up the speed and blend on high for a minute or so until the mixture is smooth. 
  4. Pour into a glass and add your favorite toppings.

Yes, this amazing vegan chocolate shake is that easy to make!

Looking down on a blender jar full of a frozen chocolate mixture.

Marly’s Tips

You can drizzle some melted chocolate chips into the milkshake to create a “chocolate chip” effect. It not only adds flavor but the crunch is very tasty!

Serving Suggestions

Transfer the milkshake to a couple of serving glasses and top with any of these:

Storage Tips

Transfer any leftovers to an airtight freezer container and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Allow it to sit at room temperature for up to 10 or 15 minutes to soften before spooning into glasses.

Looking down on a glass full of vegan chocolate milkshake with a pink straw on it.

More Vegan Frozen Desserts

Looking down on a chocolate milkshake in a glass with chocolate syrup on top and a straw.

Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

It takes only minutes to enjoy this vegan chocolate milkshake made with cocoa powder and vegan vanilla ice cream. Be sure to serve it with some coconut whipped cream on top.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 237kcal


  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup dairy-free ice cream
  • 1 to 2 cups ice cubes
  • ½ cup frozen banana
  • Toppings: vegan whipped topping, vegan chocolate syrup, and more. optional, but fun!


  • In a blender add the milk, cocoa powder, vegan ice cream, ice cubes, and frozen banana. Let that sit in the blender for a few minutes to soften.
  • Blend on low speed until the ice is broken up into smaller pieces.
  • 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.

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Nutritional information based on So Delicious No Sugar Added Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream.
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2.3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2011 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.

A glass holds a shake with whipped cream on top. The text at the top reads "Thick Vegan Chocolate Shake".


Disclaimer: I was provided soymilk for review. The opinions shared on this site are my own.

This post was originally published in 2011 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.

35 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLaura Royal Reply

    Choc…I love it!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyFeast on the Cheap Reply

    Lactose intolerance or not, this looks like one dreamy shake!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyConnie Reply

    Chocolate always!

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    following @8thContinentSoy as @cappytweet

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