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Chocolate Avocado Shake


This rich, healthy chocolate shake recipe is dairy-free and gets its creaminess from avocado instead of ice cream. If you aren’t avoiding dairy, you can use regular low-fat milk and any type of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips in place of the nondairy chocolate chips.

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  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk or other nondairy vanilla milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nondairy semisweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or to taste
  • 12 ice cubes


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Scoop avocado into a blender; add milk, cocoa, brown sugar (or maple syrup), melted chocolate and vanilla. Pulse and puree until smooth. Add ice and puree until thick and frosty.

Tips & Notes
To melt chocolate, microwave in a bowl on Medium (50%) for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted.

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