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.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each


  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted

  • 1 ½ 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


  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.


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 (per serving)

381 Calories
23g Fat
45g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 1 3/4 cups
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 29g
Added Sugars 27g 54%
Protein 5g 11%
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Vitamin A 522IU 10%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 84mcg 21%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Calcium 194mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 85mg 20%
Potassium 791mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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