This Chocolate Keto Milkshake recipe is just the thing on a hot Summer's day. And each glass of this low carb shake has just 6g net carbs.
Greetings carhops and soda jerks.
I’m sure you’ve marked your calendars already, but just to remind you: today is National Milkshake Day. Feel free to celebrate appropriately.
Where do milkshakes come from?
Milkshakes, which is basically drinkable ice cream, date back to the 1920’s, when Ivar “Pop” Coulson added two scoops of ice cream to malted milk.
The malted milkshake took America by storm. By the 1930s, soda fountains were known as “malt shops.” And the introduction of the blender in 1937 made milkshakes even more popular.
In the late 1930s, the modern milkshake was born. “Frosted Milkshakes” combined ice cream and milk into one creamy glass of deliciousness. They’ve gone by many names since then: frappes, velvets, frosteds, cabinets and concrete, but they’ve all got the same basic recipe.
Are milkshakes Keto?
They are make from ice cream and milk, which are not normally Keto friendly, so no, normal restaurant milkshakes aren’t Keto.
Can you make shakes Keto?
Most assuredly yes. For the Chocolate Keto Milkshake recipe that I am going to share today, we’ll substitute the high carb ingredients with coconut milk, cocoa powder, erythritol sweetener, avocado and vanilla extract.
Back up a minute… avocado?
It might sound weird but hear me out. Adding avocado to a low carb chocolate milkshake ups the flavor and increases the nutrition. You are always looking for ways to squeeze fat into your Keto diet, so adding avocado is just the thing.
How do you make these Chocolate Avocado Keto shakes?
You just add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice and blend it a little more. And you are done! You’ll have a healthy fat filled drink with only 6g net carbs per glass.
In the words of Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction:
Chocolate Keto Milkshake
It might sound s little bit weird to drink a chocolate avocado shake but it tastes amazing. And each shake has just 6g net carbs.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Drink
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk, well mixed
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
- ½ avocado
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice
1. Add coconut milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, avocado, and vanilla to a blender and blend until smooth. Add some water if it's too thick to drink.
2. Add in ice and blend until thick and creamy.
- Calories: 337
- Fat: 34
- Carbohydrates: 12
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 6
My new "go to" indulgence. Making a run to the grocery store now for more coconut milk and avocados. (I slice and freeze the avocado.) This shake definitely exceeded my expectations.
Freezing the avocado is a great idea, thanks.
Jan Curtis says
I reduced the cocoa to 2 Tbsp, added 2 stems of kale leaves (no stems please) and 2 Tbsp peanut butter and diluted the coconut milk with half water to make 1 cup total liquid. KaBoom......increased taste and fiber content!
You’re right- you really don’t taste the avocado. This shake is so good. I was surprised.
Yep, it's very subtle. But you get all the benefits of avocado.