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Yes. I had to. The chocolate cake batter shake excited my tastebuds so much that I had to make another version today. I REALLY love chocolate, but this vanilla cake batter might just be my new favorite.
The flavor was just so spot on! I could barely keep my spoon out of the blender to pour it into a martini glass to be photographed. It was ridiculously good.
This shake has basically the same small list of ingredients as the chocolate cake batter, except minus the cacao powder. I altered a few other things just to give it a little variation, so I added Artisana coconut butter instead of the extra virgin coconut oil- which resulted in a slightly creamier flavor/consistency.
I also added Chia seeds to up the vitamins and create some thickness.
Just toss all the ingredients into your vitamin/blender/food processor plus a few ice cubes.
Its definitely a good idea to dip your spoon in to taste test before you pour the shake into your glass. Just beware that you might end up standing in your kitchen eating the whole shake straight from the blender.
The shake is perfect as is, but sometimes its fun to dress it up with sprinkles…
Vanilla Cake Batter Milkshake adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
Dairy & Sugar Free, with all raw ingredients
- 1 frozen, large banana, as ripe as possible (I used 1 1/3)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp. coconut butter (or extra virgin coconut oil)
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond) (For an extremely rich, “ice cream”-like shake, try coconut milk. Also, use more or less, depending on desired thickness.)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional but I HIGHLY recommend!)
- 1-2 tsp. cashew butter (optional but really adds a nice cakey flavor)
- 3-4 ice cubes
Blend everything together in your vitamix or blender. Sprinkles make it look fun and more cake like so I added them in. You can add them prior to blending, add more on top, or just skip that step. If you prefer your shake in a bowl, just reduce the milk.
I added whipped cream for the pictures, took one bite of it and then scooped it off. I’m not a big canned whipped cream girl, but it looks nice on a cake batter smoothie! I am however a coconut whipped cream girl and I plan on making vegan coconut whipped cream very soon. Stay tuned!
Are you a chocolate or vanilla person?
Are you aware of the benefits of coconut products?
Do you stay away from coconut because it is high in saturated fat? just fyi- coconut products have (healthy) saturated fat and are loaded with an insane amount of vitamins – contrary to past reports that it was bad for you because it contained saturated fat. Saturated fat derived from animals is the fat that is bad for you. Always remember tho- EVERYTHING IN MODERATION!!!!