Whether you’re a vegan or simply looking to include healthier foods into your diet, you can still enjoy the taste of a thick and creamy milkshake, thanks to a multitude of yummy plant-based ingredients. Plus, with the help of various dairy-free substitutes, vegan milkshakes are easier than ever to make at home and customize with your favorite flavors and toppings. From chocolate to cotton candy, here are five vegan milkshake recipes that taste just as delicious as their dairy counterparts.
1. Vegan cotton candy milkshake
If you’re thirsty for something especially indulgent, look no further than this vegan cotton candy milkshake. Start by adding frozen strawberries to a blender. Next, add granulated sugar and plant-based milk before blending. Repeat this process using frozen blueberries and blue spirulina powder (a type of algae). Fill half a glass with the strawberry milkshake. Then top with the blueberry milkshake. Finally, garnish with a wad of cotton candy before serving.
2. Vegan vanilla caramel milkshake
This milkshake features a sweet blend of caramel and vanilla. Start by adding ice and plant-based milk to a blender. Next, add pitted Medjool dates and vanilla extract. Then blend until smooth. Add a dollop of peanut butter to the inside of a glass, pour in the milkshake and enjoy!
3. Four-ingredient vegan chocolate milkshake
With only four ingredients required, this milkshake is as easy to make as it is tasty. First, add frozen bananas, chocolate protein powder, cacao and plant-based milk to a blender. Next, pulse until smooth. Then pour into a glass, and enjoy the creamy chocolate infusion.
4. Vegan gluten-free strawberry milkshake
Vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and refined sugar-free, this strawberry milkshake means business. Begin by adding frozen strawberries to a blender. Next, pour in plant-based milk, followed by raw cashew nuts, pitted Medjool dates and vanilla extract. Finally, blend until smooth. Then pour into a glass and enjoy!
5. Vegan gluten-free creamy cold brew milkshake
Coffee fans will definitely want to try this vegan cold brew milkshake. First, add frozen coconut milk cubes, frozen bananas, cacao powder, maple syrup and cold brew to a blender. Pulse until smooth. Then pour the mixture into a glass, and top with cacao shavings.
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