I’m kicking off the holiday weekend by recreating my favorite chocolate peanut butter shake from our ice cream shop, only lighter. Not only is this recipe much healthier, but it honestly tastes as delicious and creamy as the dairy version made with ice cream and whole milk. Better, actually, since it doesn’t have that overpowering sweetness from corn syrup-laden chocolate syrup. Plus, I’m saving a lot of money by making it myself and not spending six bucks on each shake. This has got to be one of my favorite things that has come out of my Vitamix!
Add the almond milk, ice, bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa into a blender.
A couple of substitutes/add ins if you want to change this up a bit: regular milk can be used in place of almond, you can add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for sweetness, use another 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder to make it extra chocolatey, and use a couple more ice cubes if your bananas aren’t frozen. As long as you get that wonderful combination of milk, bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter, you’ll be good.
Blend it up until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.
Pour the chocolate peanut butter banana shake into 1 large or 2 small glasses and serve immediately.