Minty Chocolate Avocado Shake

 Minty Chocolate Avocado Shake
Well folks I hate to admit it, but this is the only type of “green” shake I can get behind. And look, it’s not even green, even though it sounds like it should be. 

But really, for those of you who have not experienced the rich and creamy avocado as a substitute for ice cream, it’s a must. My family was clueless I had used it in their dessert. They were happily sipping away on their luxuriously thick chocolate shake when I dropped the A-bomb on them. My youngest said, “We’re drinking guacamole?” Ummm….no, you’re not.

This shake is almost dairy free if that is important for you, but you would have to use non-dairy chocolate chips for it to truly fit that bill.

And let’s not forget the health benefits of the avocado; lots of potassium, fiber, vitamins C & K, B6 and folate. One whole avocado boasts lots of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, more than a 1/3 of your daily vitamin C needs and more than half of your daily requirement of vitamin K. What more could you ask for in a chocolate shake?

Mint Chocolate Chips
I wanted to satisfy my urge for a Shamrock Shake this month so out came the mint chocolate chips. They were the perfect addition and left behind these cute green specks in the shake after blending with my trusty Blendtec blender.

There was enough to pour one large shake for my husband and two smaller ones for my boys. Serving these in wine or Port glasses elevates their specialness…at least I think so.

Print Recipe

Minty Chocolate Avocado Shake

Recipe from: Inspired by Eating Well Magazine | Serves: Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe medium-sized avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mint chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 15 ice cubes

Directions

  • Scoop avocado into blender; add vanilla milk, cocoa, brown sugar, melted chocolate chips and vanilla. Puree until smooth. Add ice and puree until shake is thick and icy cold.

Minty Chocolate Avocado Shake with chips
Garnish with an extra chocolate chip, simplicity is often best. I promise these will be a hit.

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5 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. This is so fun! What a fabulous St. P’s recipe!

  2. Marty Wingo 2

    Never heard of using avocado for ice cream; just may have to try this!

  3. These look awesome! I’ve made avocado-chocolate pudding before and avocado-lime ice cream and loved them! I love using avocados in sweet things and this shake looks great with the mint. Yum!

  4. Connor Harley 5

    This is quite intriguing. I wonder how avocado will blend with mind. Though, I love eating minty chocolates.

  5. leslie 6

    WOW….amazing that the avocado add the creaminess of ice cream!

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