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Vegan Shamrock Shake – Healthy But Decadent!

vegan shamrock shake with oreo crumb topping

Vegan shamrock shake just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! This vegan peppermint “milkshake” is actually pretty healthy! I used frozen almond milk blended with avocado to get that minty green color and smooth ice cream-y texture. Click here to skip the ramble and go straight to the recipe

The first time I attempted making vegan shamrock shake, I made a huge mess and a gross tasting drink. I thought up the recipe as I was going to bed one night. Greens for the green, mint extract and vanilla soy ice cream, I thought. What could go wrong? Well lemme tell you, it was gross and a huge waste of vegan ice cream. I used spinach, and while it’s usually great for green smoothies, it was terrible with the vanilla soy ice cream I had bought.

avocado, almond milk, and mint extract

Vanilla Almond Milk, Avocado, and Mint Extract. Just needs sugar, blending, and time.

I NEEDED to film SOME sort of video for my YouTube channel so I made a second attempt with stuff I already had in the fridge. Avocado. Almond Milk. Perfect! Avocado blended with Almond milk made this airy, rich, luscious cream base. A touch of mint and sweetness and it was perfect!

almond milk and avocado blended and poured into ice cub tray

Frozen shamrock shake mixture ready for blending!

Vegan Shamrock Shake with Avocado
Serves 2
A sort of healthy, deliciously indulgent, vegan Shamrock Shake. Made with almond milk and avocado.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk, divided (any plant-based milk with a sweet vanilla flavour will work)
  2. 1 avocado
  3. 1 teaspoon mint extract (adjust to taste)
  4. 3 tablespoons sugar or vegan sweetener of choice (adjust to taste)
Instructions
  1. Blend ONE cup of almond milk with the avocado until smooth.
  2. Add mint extract and sweetener, adjusting for taste. You may taste the avocado a bit at this point, but it will lessen after freezing.
  3. Pour mixture into an ice cube tray.
  4. Freeze for five hours or overnight.
  5. Combine cubes and the remaining cup of almond milk until desired consistency.
  6. Garnish with crushed Oreos or your fave vegan chocolate sandwich cookie.
  7. Enjoy! Happy St. Paddy's!
Notes
  1. Vanilla almond milk varies greatly in flavour and body from brand to brand. Two brands that have a rich texture and good vanilla-almond flavour are Earth's Own Vanilla Milk and Natura Vanilla Almond Milk.
Mary's Test Kitchen http://www.marystestkitchen.com/
Comments
  • Katrina
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    I might give this a try. I’ve been wanting to add more avocado into my diet somehow. Thanks for the idea!

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