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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



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.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 44.8g; dietary fiber 11.5g; sugars 28.7g; fat 23.1g; saturated fat 5.8g; vitamin a iu 521.7IU; vitamin c 10.1mg; folate 84.2mcg; calcium 194.1mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 85.3mg; potassium 790.9mg; sodium 153.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 27g.

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
Fat Grams Wrong? I was thinking about making this for an after school snack until I saw each serving has 23 g of fat. How could this be? An avocado has 22 g of fat on average and the other ingredients have very little fat. A total of 2 or 3 grams. This makes 2 now that I know it is really only 12 g of fat per serving I may make it. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
good but not creamy or sweet enough as the recipe stands I'm disappointed. I had to add in another half of an avocado to get it to what I would consider creamy and it required a couple more tblsps of sugar to get it sweet enough. Maybe my blender did't cut up the sugar well enough or maybe I should try to melt the sugar with a teensy bit of water so it will dissolve b/c once the ice is in there I taste bits of frozen chocolate and sugar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved it! This was really good easy to make tastes great. I could drink this almost every day. It's easier to blend the melted chocolate in without the avocado so blend without the avocado and ice; then blend in the avocado and finally the ice. Yummy! Pros: Easy to make tastes great Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Tasty Treat I used the dairy substitutes (skim milk regular semi-sweet chocolate chips) and it turned out good! Each serving is large and filling and it has a nice rich taste without adding too much chocolate. We will definitely make these again! Pros: Good flavor easy to make thick smooth texture Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love from an avowed avocado hater... I just don't like guacamole. And thought I would never like anything avocado until I decided to make this. I was so impressed. I did not make it dairy free since I did not have non dairy chocolate chips or almond milk. I will be sure toad to smoothies I make. This gets a full five stars from me! Pros: Easy to make. Cons: Can't think of any Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tastes like Chocolate Pudding! My kids and I enjoyed this recipe very much. I added some egg white protein powder and a handful of spinach and it left me feeling full and energized all morning. My son said it was a winning smoothie recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it! Loved it! I could drink it everyday. Pros: Everything Cons: Nothing Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Very tasty. I used agave nectar to sweeten it and omitted the chocolate chips. It still had plenty of chocolate flavor. Will try using stevia. Read More