Perfect for movie night or any night, Movie Night Chocolate Date Shakes are naturally sweetened, completely dairy-free, and taste amazing!
½ cup coconut milk (from a can)
4–8 soft medjool dates, pits removed*
¼ cup cacao powder
1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups ice
Pinch of sea salt
Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Coconut Whipped Cream for topping (optional)
2 tablespoons cacao nibs for topping (optional)
1 tablespoon cacao powder for topping (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately topped with Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Coconut Whipped Cream, cacao nibs, and cacao powder if you like.
*Fresh dates should be soft and sticky. If yours are hard, soften them by soaking in hot water for a few minutes. When ready to make the shakes, drain the water and proceed with the recipe.
Play around with the number of dates to find your perfect level of sweetness. Start with four and keep adding until it’s just right for you.
Keep things simple and just make the shake, or go over the top with coconut whipped cream, cacao nibs, and cacao powder.
If you can’t find cacao powder, unsweetened cocoa powder will work in its place.