I LOVE milkshakes. Kindof hard for a girl that doesn’t drink dairy anymore. When my husband and I were dating, one of our favorite things to do would be to go get milkshakes from the drive through and sit in his miata at a tiny little beach that no one ever visited and talk the night away. It’s actually what we did the night he proposed. But, since starting on my journey to wellness about a year and a half ago, milkshakes have been few and far between.
Thankfully, there are alternatives, and I have come to love coconut milk. It’s thick and creamy and the perfect texture for milkshakes. You’ll notice in the picture above the big bottle of AH!laska chocolate syrup. Yes, it’s a processed food, I’ll admit. But its pretty benign as far as processed foods go. The ingredients include organic evaporated cane syrup, water, organic cocoa, xanthan gum, citric acid, and organic vanilla. It’s not something I’d recommend consuming daily of course, because it does contain a lot of sugar. But if you’re a mother of a kid who needs to be dairy free, or you just want to give yourself a decent alternative to the drive through milkshakes, this is a pretty good substitute. The amounts for the ingredients below are approximate, I just scooped them in until it looked right. Feel free to play around with it.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Milkshake
1/4 cup peanut butter
1-1 1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat
One banana, frozen and cut into chunks
AH!laska chocolate syrup to taste
Combine all ingredients together in a blender, adding water to thin out the shake if its too thick for your liking. Pour in a glass and enjoy, preferably at the beach or somewhere else you love to be.