Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard

Vegan Brownie Batter Blizzard | via minimalist baker

When you’ve been an ice cream addict like me for 26 years, giving the stuff up is rough. I’d rather endure weaning all over again than try and shake my double scoop habit.

Thankfully though, I’ve found something that satisfies my deepest, darkest most intense ice cream cravings – this Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard that doesn’t contain one lick of dairy.

Oh me oh my. oh.

Vegan Brownie Batter Milkshake

Vegan Brownie Batter Blizzard | Minimalist Baker

The base is a spin off of my creamy chocolate breakfast shake, and the brownie should look familiar from earlier this week: my 5-minute espresso walnut brownies. Marry the two together and we have one insanely rich spoonable beverage on our hands.

Dare I say, worthy of the title “blizzard”? Yes, I do.

Vegan Brownie Batter Blizzard | minimalistbaker

Just looking at the pictures again I already want another. The base is rich with chocolate flavor and you can’t detect the strawberries one bit. The banana flavor is ever-so-subtle so even if you’re a banana hater I’d still suggest you give it a try.

The no-bake brownie bits melt into the shake seamlessly and get all fudgy and creamy and every bite seems better than the last.

The best part? It really is healthy enough to be breakfast. Sure, there’s a lot of sugar but it’s from all natural sources and there’s no gluten, dairy or unhealthy fats. See, told you it’s perfect for breakfast. Cheers!

Vegan Espresso Brownie BlizzardChocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard | minimalist baker

5.0 from 6 reviews
Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard
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A creamy, thick, vegan chocolate shake with bits of gluten-free espresso walnut brownies.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas, chopped prior to freezing
  • ⅓ cup frozen strawberries
  • 2-3 heaping Tbsp cocoa OR cacao powder
  • 1 heaping Tbsp salted almond butter
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (sub soy or coconut)
  • dash of stevia or agave nectar (depending on sweetness of bananas)
  • ⅓ cup ice
  • 2 5-minute espresso walnut brownie, crumbled (recipe below)
  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT brownies in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If you prefer a sweeter shake, add more stevia or agave. If you prefer it thinner, add less ice OR more almond milk.
  3. Divide between two serving glasses and layer with brownie crumbles. Serve immediately or freeze, covered for later.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 shake Calories: 384 Fat: 16 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 61 g Sugar: 34 g Fiber: 11 g Protein: 10 g

recipe for 5-minute espresso walnut brownie


danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. says

    Delicious! I would take this any day over a Dairy Queen Blizzard and so much healthier too.
    My husband and I actually make a shake very similiar to this great recipe of yours and just add a chocolate protein powder for more of a chocolate punch!
    Looks great!

  2. says

    is this real life? am i dreaming?
    i LOVE anything with the word ‘brownie’ in it and a CHOCOLATE BROWNIE BATTER BLIZZARD sounds like absolute perfection.

  3. says

    Love love love this recipe! I started using frozen bananas as a substitute for ice cream a year ago and have since been obsessed. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. You’re photos are simply stunning.

  4. says this looks absolutely yummy!!! I love the strawberries and the walnut brownies mixed up!!! and the foodphotography is amazing!! I am glad i found this blog :) thanks for sharing!

  5. Hannah says

    Gosh Darn, this recipe is awesome. I nearly ate the entire thing, which serves two people. Super chocolatey, yummy, and creamy, with chewy, dense brownie bits. Mmmm… I will be keeping this recipe on hand.

  6. says

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about shakes and smoothies. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  7. Hannah Elizabeth says

    Oh my gosh, Dana, you hit one out of the park again!! I just finished this and it was SO good, I knew I just had to comment/rate it right now!! It tasted just like a blizzard, except I think better, because it wasn’t as heavy and sickeningly over-sweet as some blizzards can be, and just tasted more…pure? if that makes sense… I did make some changes, which I am sure frustrates bloggers and fellow readers alike, but I am one of those people who constantly feel the urge to tinker with every. single. recipe. they make, even if it is perfectly delicious as is. :P But I didn’t change much and I still loveloveLOVED it!! Thanks so much for yet another amazing recipe, Dana!! You have some of the best!!! <3

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