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The Simplest Strawberry Milkshake

I grew up enjoying a strawberry milkshake for dessert on many hot nights. Nothing says summer quite like strawberries! And nothing says stomach pains and bloated bellies quite like milk, the #1 food sensitivity out there. So to avoid those unpleasant side affects, I’ve upped the ante and removed the milk and made a plant-based milkshake that taste amazing AND leaves you feeling amazing! I’ve made this during sleepovers and the kids will sip on this while munchin’ on some homemade popcorn. Easy peasy.

This simple and tasty recipe is the first one I’m sharing from my new book, Simple Green Meals. It’s packed with recipes that are dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and 100% plant-powered. If you’re ready to try the tastiest vegetarian recipes out there (I really mean that)— then order Simple Green Meals now.

Strawberry milkshake recipe that's simple and uses plant-based ingredients.

A plant-based dessert that rawks!

This simple plant-based alternative to a strawberry milkshake has passed the taste test with Jackson and Clare, my kids, and their friends—so trust me, it’s a winner! Feel free to swap out the coconut milk for another nut milk you prefer, such as cashew milk or almond milk.

If you’re still not sure, make this recipe and taste it. Then you’ll be hooked! (you can thank me later, okay?)

Mylk vs. milk

Why do I recommend using a non dairy milk in this recipe? Well, one of the top food sensitives in the United States is to dairy. If you often drink milk and suffer from a bloated belly, burgling tummy or skin issues— you could be one the many. I know that dairy bothers me, so we try and do plant-based milk as much as possible. And you know what? I don’t miss the dairy! I have grown to love coconut milk and almond milk in most

Strawberry milkshake using a nut-based milk in tin cans
Strawberry milkshake recipe that's simple

Simple Strawberry Milkshake

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: American


This simple strawberry milkshake has passed the taste test with my kids and their friends—so trust me, it’s a winner! (Plus you won’t suffer the bloating or breakouts that traditional strawberry milkshakes can cause thanks to me using coconut milk.) Feel free to swap out the coconut milk for another nut milk you prefer, such as almond milk or cashew milk.



  • 1 can (13 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a blender, combine the coconut milk, strawberries, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  2. Blend until smooth (puree).
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container.
  4. Keep refrigerated for several days or frozen for several weeks.


For an extra-thick shake, add to the blender 1⁄4 cup presoaked raw cashews or 2 tablespoons cashew butter.

Keywords: milkshake recipe, vegan milkshake, mylk, strawberry milkshake, strawberry milkshake recipe

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  1. Suzanne Jaser

    August 15th, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    How many carbs, sugar, fat and protein are there in one serving of the milkshake?

  2. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    August 15th, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Hey Suzanne,

    We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  3. pj

    September 1st, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I love your website, but I’m not understanding why you would have pizza advertising on your website, doesn’t make sense!

  4. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    September 4th, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Hey PJ,

    We advertise our own recipe for pizza which we think is pretty awesome for those who love pizza but want a healthy version of it! 🙂

  5. Katie Nienhuis

    September 12th, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Jen, congratulations on the new book! This recipe looks amazing! So creamy, and pretty in pink. I can’t wait to try it out! I love that it is so easy, and healthy…it sounds delicious! I also like that it stores easily for a good amount of time in the freezer.

  6. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    September 14th, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    This recipe truly is delicious!! I know you are going to love it and your taste buds are going to be blown away.


  7. Nancy Blue

    September 12th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I tried this and absolutely love it. It is so creamy and delicious. I am thinking of making popsicles out this next time (or freezer pops). Thanks for this great treat.

  8. Lindsay A.

    September 13th, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    This looks so YUM! It didn’t occur to me to make a milkshake with full fat coconut milk, & I must try it this weekend! Congrats on the release of your new book, it looks like a visual feast!!

  9. Dani Boise

    September 13th, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I love everything coconut milk so I cannot wait to try this recipe!

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