Okay, so my cousin with a degree in Culinary Arts will tell me that since this is dairy-free, that it’s not really a milkshake. Just like my dairy-free, refined sugar-free isn’t really ice cream. A matter of semantics? Or just holding to tradition? I mean, the aforementioned are both made with milk alternatives. They are both like milk, they just don’t contain dairy since some of us don’t like or do well with dairy.
I made this one morning to go with my breakfast. Yes, a milkshake with breakfast. A wholesome milkshake made with So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk , raw cacao powder (full of iron, magnesium, and antioxidants), and raspberries (full of iron, magnesium, and antioxidants, too!) turned into Gigi’s Naked Berry Bread Spread. I swear I’m going to use that stuff in a cookie and if you ever try it, you’ll never want to buy jams or jellies again. I woke up with this in my head and I just had to have it.
There are quite a few variations you can do with this. You can freeze the milk in ice cube trays for a delicious frozen treat. You can mix the raw cacao powder with the milk before freezing. You can use fresh raspberries, frozen raspberries, or raspberry jam. The ingredients I used have no added sugar or sweeteners so you will have to sweeten this to your liking. I used raw local honey. If you use agave nectar, stevia, or other types of non-refined sugars, go right ahead. Play with this. That’s the best part of this hobby is playing with my food. If you enjoy playing with your food, kitchen time doesn’t feel as tedious. The next time I make this, I’m adding hemp protein!
Chocolate Raspberry Milkshake
600ml So Delicious Unsweetend Coconut Milk (or other milk alternative, or even milk if you can tolerate it)
1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons Raspberry Naked Berry Bread Spread (or same amount of raspberry jam or 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries)
1 tablespoon raw local honey or other sweetener (adjust to your liking)
Place ingredients in blender and blend well until everything is smooth. If you use raspberry jam, make sure to cut down on the amount of sweetener you use.