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Coffee Milkshake With Chocolate Espresso & Mocha Flavor | Vegan Dairy Free

This coffee milkshake recipe gives you the perfect ratio of milk to ice cream, a nice thick consistency with coffee flavor and chocolate hints plus its completely customizable if you’re not vegan. 

You need about 10 minutes to whip up this coffee milkshake recipe in your blender. It makes the perfect treat for any time of the year.

If you need more vegan milkshake ideas make sure to check this strawberry milkshake and pineapple milkshake as well.

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Coffee Milkshake With Espresso

The strong espresso sure will give you the jolt you need on a slow afternoon. And this rich espresso milkshake is for true coffee lovers, it will burst with coffee (mocha) flavor!

If you don’t have espresso, you can make this coffee shake with brewed coffee leftover will work too. Or if you have some instant coffee granules you can use a teaspoon of that and add milk as the base liquid to thin the milkshake out.

Note: Keep in mind that even coffee has health benefits, when combined with ice cream and sugar this will not make it a healthy drink and should be consumed in moderation as an occasional treat.

Ingredients For A Vegan Coffee Milkshake

Ingredients you need:

Ingredients for a coffee milkshake vegan dairy free.
  • Plain vanilla ice cream (I used a coconut based dairy free vanilla ice cream).
  • Coffee or espresso, cold (or use instant coffee and milk instead).
  • Frozen banana (for a thicker milkshake, or use ice).
  • Coconut cream (optional) to cut some sugar. Or just use the ice cream.
  • Cacao powder (the chocolate flavor will enhance the coffee flavor even more)
  • Pinch of cinnamon (the spice hint will make it even more flavorful).

Find the complete printable recipe with measurements below.

Mocha Flavored Milk Shake

What makes this coffee milkshake really delicious is because it blends the flavors of chocolate and coffee; the addition of cinnamon will make it even more flavorful.

No Caffeine: This coffee milkshake can be made with decaffeinated espresso without sacrificing taste.

How To Make A Coffee Milkshake

Process shots for making a coffee milkshake with espresso.

1. Prepare the ingredients: for easy-to-scoop ice cream, remove from the freezer 10 minutes before using. For a thicker shake use frozen banana, or if you prefer your milkshake without banana, use ice instead, or just leave it out. And don’t forget to chill your glasses. This will ensure the milkshake stays cold as long as possible.

2. Add ingredients and blend the milkshake. Start on the lowest speed and work your way up to medium speed, blend until the milkshake is smooth. Pulse a few times as needed to keep things moving.

3. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed, adding more milk, coffee or ice cream for creaminess.

4. Pour into glasses and enjoy right away.

Pro Tip For A Perfect Shake Texture

The ratio for real nice, thick vegan shake you need about 14-16 ounces of ice cream (solid ingredients) and 2 ounces of liquid ingredients (coffee/ espresso/ or other liquid like milk).

Coffee milkshake with espresso / cold brewed coffee and dairy free ice cream finished with shaved chocolate and coffee beans.

Customization / Substitutions For Coffee Milkshake

  • There are many non-dairy alternatives to milk and ice cream. For creamier results use a coconut based ice cream or cashew based ice cream (plain vanilla flavor). If you are bothered by the ingredients used in these store-bought ice creams, then you can make your own healthier homemade vegan ice cream without added sugar. And use that as a base in the shake.
  • If you prefer to make your coffee milk shake without ice cream entirely then use more frozen bananas and add some coconut cream for thickness.
  • Add chia seeds, hemp seeds or milled flax seeds for fiber and plant based protein.
  • Add some peanut butter or or other nut butters.
Vegan milkshake with coffee espresso shot dairy free ice cream and chocolate flavor.

What Blender To Use For A Milkshake

Any blender that has a “frozen drink” set up, this usually pulses a few times to make things move a bit and then blends on low without breaking the consistency. Here I’m using a beast blender with smaller cups, which is very convenient for single serving smoothies and drinks.

Vegan chocolate milkshake with coffee flavor.

Storing The Coffee Milkshake

Storing leftovers: Store in an airtight container in the freezer. It will turn to ice-cream. Consume the milkshake within 1 to 2 months after it’s frozen.

To defrost: a milkshake that’s frozen solid you need to move it from the freezer to the fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. If it separates you can re-blend.

More Vegan Frozen Drinks / Milkshakes

Video: How To Make A Vegan Coffee Milkshake

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Coffee Milkshake With Chocolate Notes | Vegan Dairy Free Recipe

This coffee milkshake recipe gives you the perfect ratio of milk to ice cream, a nice thick consistency with coffee flavor and chocolate hints plus its completely customizable if your not vegan. You need about 10 minutes to whip up this vegan coffee milkshake recipe in your blender and makes a perfect treat for any time of the year.
Prep Time9 mins
Blend Time1 min
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Dairy Free, Vegan
Servings: 13.5 oz (1 serving)
Calories: 684kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

  • 4-5 scoops vanilla ice cream - I used dairy free vanilla ice cream (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1/4 cup espresso - cold, or strong coffee (or use instant coffee and milk as the base liquid)
  • 1 frozen banana - for a thicker milkshake, or use ice, or omit
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp shaved chocolate - to sprinkle on top (optional)

Instructions
 

Prepare the ingredients: 

  • For easy-to-scoop ice cream, remove from the freezer 5-10 minutes before using. For a thicker shake use frozen banana, or if you prefer your milkshake without banana, use ice instead, or just leave it out.

Add ingredients and blend the coffee milkshake:

  • Start on the lowest speed and work your way up to medium speed, blend until the milkshake is smooth. Pulse a few times as needed to keep things moving. Whatever you do, mix it in less than a minute or you will get a liquidy shake.
  • Taste and adjust ingredients as needed, adding more milk, coffee or ice cream for creaminess.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy right away.

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Notes

 

Tips For A Perfect Vegan Coffee Milkshake

  1. Best ice cream for a vegan milkshake: if you want that rich, creamy, and silky texture that you get from a high-fat content ice cream then use a cashew based ice cream. Or use a coconut based ice cream (plain vanilla flavor). If you are bothered by the ingredients used in these dairy free store-bought ice creams, then you can make your own healthier homemade vegan ice cream without added sugar. And use that as a base in the shake.
  2. If you prefer to make your coffee milk shake without ice cream entirely then use more frozen bananas and add some coconut cream for thickness.
  3. Add chia seeds, hemp seeds or milled flax seeds for fiber and plant based protein. You can also add some peanut butter or or other nut butters.
  4. The ratio for real nice, thick  vegan shake you need about 14-16 ounces of ice cream (solid ingredients) and 2 ounces of liquid ingredients (coffee/ espresso).
  5. Don’t forget to chill your glasses. This will ensure the milkshake stays cold as long as possible.
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Nutrition

Serving: 13.5oz | Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 37g | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 68g

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