Mocha Milkshake

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I’ll just go ahead and make a really humble and helpful statement: this is probably the best milkshake you’ll ever make.

Not only is it incredibly easy, it’s actually healthy! It requires no ice cream, and is actually completely dairy-free. So it’s a non-milkshake, basically.

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The secret is chia. Now, you may be thinking “that gross-looking seed that expands all gooey and people put in liquid and call it pudding?” Yes, that. I’m no chia enthusiast, let’s squash that idea right now. I am not a fan of chewing my pudding. Or picking it out hours later. Rather graphic, huh? Sorry.

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Then I discovered that when you blend chia. Really, really blend it (like seriously, 5 minutes longer than you normally would blend anything.) it disappears! You won’t even be able to tell it’s there at all. I promise. You will only notice how incredibly thick and creamy it makes your non-milkshake.

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Who needs ice cream?

The best part is: the possibilites are endless. Add peanut butter instead of coffee Churn it, freeze it into ice cream. Chill it, eat it as pudding. But please remember to blend blend blend. There is a world of chia pudding out there and it doesn’t have to look like this. (no offense, guys).

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Mocha Milkshake


2 c. almond milk

6 T. chia seeds

1/4 c. maple syrup

1/4 c. unscented coconut oil

3 T. cocoa powder

1/2 c. strong-brewed coffee

1 c. ice

coconut milk, whipped

additional maple syrup, to taste (sweeten to preference)


So first we soak the chia in the almond mik, chill it in the fridge for about an hour. The longer you chill, the thicker the gel.

Melt together maple syrup and coconut oil; whisk in cocoa powder until smooth.

Blend almond milk/chia with ice, coffee and chocolate syrup. Blend until it’s really smooth.

Top with whipped coconut milk and sprankles.

*disclaimer: what you see here is in fact regular ole whipped cream. I sadly did not have any coconut milk on hand to try whipping it, but I’ve heard from reliable sources that it is delicious.

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*this is what sprinkles look like on whipped cream after being left in the fridge/freezer. Step aside, Van Gogh.


2 thoughts on “Mocha Milkshake

  1. Thanks for linking up. I’ve pinned your recipe to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday pinterest board. We hope you’ll join us again for tomorrow’s party.

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