Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake

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Glass of our Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake recipe with a straw

I used to sport a bow tie for work. It’s true. My senior year of high school I got a job at a  diner inside a movie theatre that required me to wear a bow tie, purple apron and white button up shirt with visibly ironed creases. Our manager was kind of anal, just like all underpaid managers on an ego trip. If it wasn’t for all the “discounted” (read: free) dessert that came my way, I would’ve ripped off that plastic name tag and fled the movie scene on week 1.

But you guys, did you hear that? I had unlimited access to free dessert including my favorite milkshake of all time: Hot fudge, peanut butter banana. Ughughughg. That job was so worth it.

Bananas and avocado for making a delicious gluten-free vegan chocolate shake

These days if I were to eat a hot fudge, peanut butter banana milkshake, my insides would shake a proverbial fist at me for days. Oh the woes of growing up and having to take care of yourself.

So why make a healthier shake? A reader actually wrote recently and requested my take on an avocado chocolate shake. I leapt at the challenge. To start I focused on the base, which I kept 100% frozen to make it ultra creamy and thick – just the way I like my milkshakes.

Halved avocado ready to be made into a Chocolate Avocado Milkshake

Pouring chocolate almond milk into a blender to make our Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake recipe

The triple chocolate comes from the three C’s.

Chocolate Almond Milk
Chocolate Sauce (or Vegan Kahlua Hot Fudge)
Cocoa Powder

Boom bam boom; chocolaty goodness.

Blender with ingredients for making our Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake recipe

And that’s really it! Frozen banana, frozen avocado and the three C’s. And what you end up with is an ultra-luxurious creamy vegan chocolate shake that’s actually good for you. I mean, there’s a whole avocado in there! Hello health benefits.

Measuring glass filled with a batch of our Creamy Avocado Chocolate Milkshake recipe

No, this may not replace a hot fudge, peanut butter banana shake. But it does satisfy that ice cold, uber creamy, super chocolatey shake of my yester-years. And it just so happens to be made with wholesome ingredients. That’s a shake my system can jive with, and, even thrive on. Cheers!

Tall glass of our thick and creamy Avocado Chocolate Shake

Glass of our vegan Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake

Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake

Creamy avocado chocolate shake made with THREE kinds of chocolate and frozen banana and avocado. So simple, so good.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Straw in a tall glass of our Triple Chocolate Avocado Shake
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (shakes)
Course Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (as popsicles)
Does it keep? Best when fresh

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado (sliced and frozen until hard)
  • 1/2 large banana (peeled, sliced and frozen until hard)
  • 1 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate sauce or vegan hot fudge
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk (or other non-dairy chocolate milk)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust flavor/sweetness as needed, adding a bit of agave or stevia for added sweetness, and chocolate sauce for more rich chocolate flavor.
  • Divide between two small glasses (as original recipe is written), or guzzle the whole thing by yourself.

Notes

*You can make your own chocolate almond milk with 1 cup almond milk + 1-2 Tbsp chocolate sauce. I just like the pre-mixed kind every once in a while because they tend to have the perfect milk:chocolate ratio.
*Top with coconut whipped cream and chocolate curls for an even more decadent treat.
*Add a spoonful of peanut butter to take this thing over the top. What? Who said that...
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 shakes Calories: 302 Carbohydrates: 35 g Protein: 7 g Fat: 17 g Saturated Fat: 4 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Fiber: 8 g Sugar: 21 g

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  1. Carlos says

    That was a pretty darn good shake for sure. I also had a version with a 1/4 tsp of instant coffee added and it was supper yummy. Thx for sharing

  2. Jessica says

    Just made this for my girls. To…die. ..for! Wet have the leftovers I’m the freezer for Fudgicles! Great recipe

  3. Carole says

    Oh wow… this sounds AWESOME!! I’m allergic to banana’s (BOOO!!!!) but I may try to tweek this a bit so I can drink it! Your website is really amazing, love your recipes!

  4. Alexis @ Hummusapien says

    Holy moly….this sounds UNREAL! Triple chocolate = perfection. I love avocado in smoothies, so rich and creamy!

  5. Purelytwins says

    we have made a similar thing although enjoyed is a pudding ;) Avocados and bananas go so well together especially with chocolate!

  6. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog says

    Yes – love this! I’ve been reluctant to try the chocolate – avocado combination, but this sounds so delicious and refreshing. I want one right now….

  7. jennifer prod says

    giiiiirl, i feel you on the woes of growing up and having to take care of yourself. i used to come home from high school, put 3 oreos and 3 chip ahoy in a bowl, cover with milk, and enjoy my afternoon snack. sometimes i ate it again after dinner. now, however, the story is a little different and i’m just grateful that you came up with something like this to make the healthiness not so terrible. thanks!!!

    • Dana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ha! Jennifer – your afternoon snack may even trump mine. I often went for a giant bowl of Chex with gobs of white sugar on top, or three s’mores made under the broiler. Oh, those were the days!