Chocolate “Ice Cream” Shake (Dairy-Free)

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This is one of my favorite chocolate indulgences…

Chocolate Shake


Over the years I have come up with many different variations of this treat and still it continues to satisfy my chocolate desires.What I love most about it is when I find myself craving something I don't want to be eating – typically from some fast food joint – I remind myself I have frozen bananas in the freezer at home and can have one of these as soon as I get

What I love the most: When I find myself craving something I don't want to be eating – typically some kind of shake or frozen yogurt from a fast food joint – I remind myself I have frozen bananas in the freezer at home and can have one of these as soon as I get home, if I still want one.

Chocolate “Ice Cream” Shake

Place everything, except for the macadamia nuts into your blender, I use my Magic Bullet (this is my Amazon affiliate link).  Blend until completely mixed.  If using the Magic Bullet you may need to remove it from the motor base and shake the cup a few times to mix everything up.  Add the macadamia nuts after thoroughly blended.  I love the mouth feel of nuts in ice cream.  This is a delicious substitute for ice cream, I would never miss ice cream ever again as long as I could have this.

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Recipe: Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Shake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced into small pieces with a sharp knife
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 3 crushed ice cubes
  • 1 egg yolk, optional
  • small handful of chopped macadamia nuts, optional
  1. Place everything, except for the macadamia nuts into your blender,
  2. Blend until completely mixed.
  3. Add the macadamia nuts after thoroughly blended.



If you love desserts like this, I have two cookbooks you really need to check out ASAP! Naturally Sweetened Treats for gluten-free dessert needs and Baker’s Dozen Volume 4, Chocolate Treats for amazing chocolate desserts and snacks.


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13 comments to Chocolate “Ice Cream” Shake (Dairy-Free)

  • It’s a shake, but you have it in a bowl? 😉 Either way it sounds terrific, Starlene! Will try it once my life settles down. 🙂

    Off to share on FB … hugs,


    Starlene Reply:

    @Shirley @ gfe, ha! I couldn’t get a very good photo of it in my Magic Bullet! The photo kept coming out super blurry and or overwhite so I finally opted for the bowl. 🙂 I do usually eat it with a spoon using the Magic Bullet blender cup. 🙂 Sooooo yummy! UPDATE: 1-9-12 Finally made the shake again, this time photographed using an appropriate vessel for a “shake”.


  • Kristina

    Wow, I look forward to the day when I can have something like this.


    Starlene Reply:

    @Kristina, I hope one day soon you will be able to try it. *crossing fingers*


  • Meghan

    I was feeling like something other than my usual kefir snack yesterday when I saw your recipe. You inspired me! I didn’t follow your recipe exactly, but I used 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup milk kefir, a few ice cubes of coconut cream, a spoonful of peanut butter, some vanilla extract, a few drops of stevia, and a spoonful of cocoa powder. It was AMAZING! It tasted a little bit like a peanut butter cup. Thanks so much for the idea!


    Starlene Reply:

    @Meghan, hmmm… sounds pretty yummy, thanks for sharing your version with us! 🙂


  • Martha

    Congratulations! This recipe succeeded in achieving the nearly-impossible: causing our 8-yo GAPSster to be so full that he couldn’t finish. 🙂 I made it with an unfrozen, room-temperature banana, and also left out the ice cubes. The resulting mixture was therefore on the runny side, but oh-so-delicious. Thanks, Starlene! This recipe is a keeper!


    Starlene Reply:

    @Martha, awesome! I am thinking about making this for a treat on Christmas Day and will take a new photo, in a milkshake type glass. 🙂


  • We’ve been making all sorts of version of this one for years (I made the first attempt in 1999… long before GAPS!). The key is the frozen, sliced banana – you can do almost anything with it.

    The most simple version (that still tastes and feels like icecream): Put the frozen bananas in the mixer – and mix. You have to stop a few times to scrape it from the insides of the bowl to keep mixing. But it will turn out like smooth, thick icecream, and it tastes quite different from a banana like you know it.

    The way we make it most often these days is with egg yolks and omega oils, a dash of honey and some vanilla powder. When we want a shake we add water. Love it. And thanks for spreading the word Starlene!


  • Lynn D.

    Just made this for the first time and tlrather than egg I used 1/2 scoop dairy free/vegan protein powder. I now believecI can live w/o ice cream too!! Yummy


    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Lynn D., thanks for sharing that with us. You could also just leave out the egg. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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