Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard

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Tall glass overflowing with our Vegan Brownie Batter Blizzard recipe

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.

Blender and glass filled with our Vegan Brownie Batter Milkshake recipe

Overflowing glass of homemade Vegan Brownie Batter Blizzard

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.

Stack of brownies and glass filled with our Vegan Brownie Batter homemade Blizzard recipe

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!

Sprinkling nut onto a homemade Vegan Espresso Brownie Blizzard
Top down shot of a Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard topped with chunks of brownie

Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard

A creamy, thick, vegan chocolate shake with bits of gluten-free espresso walnut brownies.
Author Minimalist Baker
Tall glass of our Chocolate Brownie Batter Blizzard recipe beside a stack of homemade Vegan Brownies
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (blizzards)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Week
Does it keep? Store in freezer.


  • 2 frozen ripe bananas (chopped prior to freezing)
  • 1/3 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)
  • 1 dash stevia or agave nectar (depending on sweetness of bananas)
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • 2 brownies (5-minute espresso walnut brownie // crumbled)


  • Place all ingredients EXCEPT brownies in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • If you prefer a sweeter shake, add more stevia or agave. If you prefer it thinner, add less ice OR more almond milk.
  • Divide between serving glasses (two as original recipe is written) and layer with brownie crumbles. Serve immediately or freeze, covered for later.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 blizzards Calories: 384 Carbohydrates: 61 g Protein: 10 g Fat: 16 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Fiber: 11 g Sugar: 34 g

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  1. Vivian says

    So what is the measurement for the cocoa powder. I have made this several times (because it is so delicious) and I always used tablespoons. But I just realized this evening that it does not say. Since I love chocolate, it was perfect for me but maybe for “normal” people that would be too much? Thanks for clarifying that.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thank you for the lovely review and for letting us know about the error, Vivian. Tablespoons is correct. We’ll get that updated!

  2. Faux Leather says

    This looks soooo delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t get enough of chocolate things, especially in the winter. :-) I added 30 chocolate chips to this also and that made it just perfect.

  3. 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

    • Yumna says

      Realise this is years later but frozen avocado chunks will work a charm! Steamed and frozen sweet potato, cauliflower or zucchini will also work, just adjust sweetness to taste x

  4. Kait @ yogabeautylife says

    I’m just staring at my screen and drooling. It isn’t pretty…but this is. And I am in need of some new quickie dessert recipes. Mmmmmmm….

  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. Ayumi 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!

  7. Tara White says

    Hi, I just went out and bought ingredients to make the brownies and this blizzard! I can’t wait to taste it! Thanks!

  8. Melissa says

    AMAZING!! This definitely looks like something I could trick my kids into eating for a healthy alternative for dessert.

  9. Morgan 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.

  10. monica 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.

  11. Sarah says

    HOLY MOLY! Your pictures of this have blown my mind. It looks like my chocolate-coated-brownie-batter dreams in a glass! I will have one!

  12. Alissa N (GirlMakesFood) says

    Those photos are to.die.for!!!! I would give an appendage to have one of those to dive into right about now.

  13. Moni Meals & Fitness 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!

  14. Kim of Mo'Betta says

    Dairy Queen used to have (and maybe they still do) a brownie batter blizzard, with about a gazillion calories. I’m so trying this version soon!