Vegan Strawberry Milkshake recipe

The Simplest Strawberry Milkshake

POSTED ON 8.15.2018

Looking for a fun, dairy free milkshake? This is IT! This vegan milkshake is what summer nights and pool parties are made for.

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)— get it!

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

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Strawberry milkshake recipe that's simple

Simple Strawberry Milkshake

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


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.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: American

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

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Caty says:

    Wrong!! Im intrigued to try thiz recipe but The 1# allergy out there is peanut butter!!! Not milk.

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Hi Caty— milk is the top food “sensitivity” whereas peanuts are the #1 food “allergy”. They are slightly different in that a sensitivity you might not even know you have (the symptoms could seem like a cold, acne, upset stomach, eczema, etc). Hope that helps explain what we shared in the article a little bit for you. Hope you try the recipe still and see how tasty it is!

  2. Jenn says:

    I notice you didn’t put in the ‘percentage of daily recommended allowance’ for sugars.
    It seems quite high in sugars.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Jenn, that will vary from person to person. This is not meant to be an everyday smoothie but rather a tasty dessert that’s dairy free. 🙂

  3. Karen says:

    Jen, your presentations are like little works of art! I so want to print and frame them . I’m running out to buy some coconut milk right now after I finish my smoothie. Thank you for all the healthy recipes. Happy 4th of July!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      They are, aren’t they?! 🙂 Happy 4th to you, too!

  4. Dawn says:

    I really wanted to like this recipe. Something about the taste seemed off. Perhaps the coconut milk? Plus, I put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal and it calculated 375 calories per serving. The coconut milk can itself listed 120 calories per serving for 1/3 cup (approx. 5 servings per container). So not sure how this recipe is 111 calories.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Dawn, the serving size for this is 12 ounces, not 16 like our green smoothie recipes. But the nutrition facts may still be off. Thanks for bringing it to our attention and I will check on this and we’ll make changes, if needed.

    • Dawn says:

      Got it! I see the change! Thank you for taking the time to answer my review and reply and make the change. I’m enjoying the Green Smoothie Challenge! I splurged on making this strawberry smoothie today too! Thanks again!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Dawn, thank you for catching that! So glad you’re enjoying the challenge (and this delicious splurge, also!). 😀

  5. Kate says:

    Loved this so much! When a saw this recipe, I kept thinking a milk shake sounded really good. And the best thing about it is you don’t feel like you over indulged after having it! I used frozen mixed berries since strawberries weren’t available when we shopped.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Kate, thanks for your review! And I bet a mixed berry milkshake would taste really good! My husband doesn’t care for strawberries so I’ll have to try making this with berries so I can share some with him. 🙂

  6. Dani Boise says:

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

  7. Lindsay A. says:

    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!!

  8. Nancy Blue says:

    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.

  9. Katie Nienhuis says:

    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.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

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


  10. pj says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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! 🙂

  11. Suzanne Jaser says:

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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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.


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