It’s really easy to make a mylkshake. Just blend plant milk with fruit and natural sweeteners. This Vegan Strawberry Protein Mylkshake (The Simple Veganista) only needs 5 simple ingredients. Keep toxic ingredients (chocolate, nuts, nutmeg etc) away from pets.
McDonald’s milkshakes are in fact, not milkshakes. They are cups of vanilla ice-cream with sugar, cream and corn syrup, mixed with flavoured syrup. But it’s much nicer to make your own plant-based ones anyway: free from cholesterol, kind to animals and plastic-free.
Healthy Shamrock Shake (Crowded Kitchen) brings a touch of the Blarney. This is made with frozen bananas and cashews, instead of ice-cream. It contains fresh mint and a little spinach for colour.
Best Ever Chocolate Shake (The Simple Veganista) is made with banana or non-dairy ice cream for a creamy healthy dessert.
Vegan Malted Milkshake (The Banana Diaries) is made with a homemade malted milk powder (with a similar flavour to those old malted milk biscuits): just combine oat milk powder and maca powder.
Chocolate Sweet Potato Mylkshake (Rainbow Plant Life) is packed with goodness. It contains frozen bananas and raw cacao powder.
Vegan Snickers Milkshake (My Berry Forest) is a clever recipe that mimics the flavour of the popular chocolate bar, with chocolate and peanuts. The same blogger has done it again with her recipe for a Vegan Nutella Milkshake (chocolate and hazelnut).
Where to Buy Good Vegan Mylkshakes
If you prefer to buy mylkshakes, these brands are better as they are made with plant-based ingredients. You can recycle the packaging with household waste or at supermarket bag bins.
Mighty Shakes are available as banana & oat milk, salted caramel and chocolate. These drinks are made with oats and yellow split peas, to replace the dairy, which is far more sustainable and kind!
Rebel Kitchen Mylkshakes are organic, choose from banana, coffee, chocolate or chocolate hazelnut. Made with fruits and coconut cream, these are sweetened with brown rice syrup and coconut nectar. This is a Certified B Corporation and carbon-neutral company.
Grounded is sold in M*lk Chocolate or Mint Choc (cases of 12), with 40% less sugar than leading brands. They are made with yellow pea and sunflower seed protein, real vanilla, raw cane sugar and peppermint oil.
Sweet Freedom Choc Shot is easy to turn into a delicious milkshake. Just blend 4 tablespoons with 2 peeled small bananas, 1 tablespoon of nut butter, 2 Brazil nuts, 1 medjoul date and 400ml plant milk. The syrup is sweetened naturally with carob and apple.
Shaken Dairy-Free Milkshakes are sold in Waitrose. Each one is made with ethically sourced coconut and lots of nutrition. Choose from strawberry or chocolate.