If I’ve missed anything since banning dairy from my life, it’s a good milkshake. Gone are the days when I can pull through my neighborhood creamery and order the classic favorite, chocolate. If I wanted to go crazy, I would ask for a dollop of peanut butter added to the mix. And completely off the deep end? How about some chocolate chips, too! I know what you’re thinking: “Woah. Arminda lives on the edge.”
When I just so happened to (ahem) come across this recipe on Pinterest I decided to adapt it for myself and my fellow non-dairians. (Don’t worry about my newly-coined words, just keep moving.) My daughter, who lives and believes in a strictly dairy-full life, slurped it down without question and asked for more. Adjectives she used to describe this richness?
And one adverb: REALLY?! when I told her it was avocado.
There you have it, you really don’t have to take my non-dairy word for it. A teenager’s endorsement has got to be worth its weight in chocolate.
- Slice your avocado – you will only need one half per serving, although we split on cup because it was so rich.
- Put all of your ingredients into the cup (or blender). I love and adore my Bella Rocket Blender, and know there are many similar products on the market for single-serve blenders. I haven’t needed (or missed) my full-size blender since replacing it with this fabulous tool three years ago.
- Once you add your milk substitute (I used soy, but rice, coconut, almond, or another would work just as well) you’re ready to blend it all together.
- Be sure and blend long enough to completely puree the avocado or you will have tiny chunks of the green fruit getting stuck in your straw.
- Break out the straws and enjoy. This is really rich, so I split the serving in half and we both had plenty of creamy chocolate goodness. I nursed mine down for the better part of 90 minutes.
Start with the basic recipe, and then try some add-ins. Let me know your favorite way to slurp up this shake.
- Hass Avocado - 1/2
- Brown Sugar - 2 T
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 2 T
- Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
- Plain Milk Substitute (soy, almond, rice, coconut) - 1 1/2 cups