Can I tell you a little secret? It was virtually dark outside when I took these photos. I was determined to satisfy a BIG chocolate craving and shoot some quick photos for this post. Both needs were met. Thankfully the pictures look sunny, bright and happy with the last glimmer of natural light. No artificial help at all.
We love our chocolate. Whether it is in cookies, cakes, parfaits, crepes, smoothies or shakes. We love it in bar form too. Hot cocoa is grand. Any which way, we fit it into our day. This shake will razzle dazzle you with a creamy blend of coconut milk, almond milk, Medjool dates and of course lots and lots of chocolate.
Let’s shake things up!
Take a look at these awesome pure chocolate sprinkles…These are not fakers.
They are the real deal, 100% chocolate and not waxy like the typical ones you find at the market. I learned about these when I took baking classes at my favorite OC bakery: Blackmarket Bakery.
I love blending a few dried Medjool dates into my shake too. As shared in my Creamy Roasted Carrot Coconut Shake recipe I prefer a little chew factor in my milkshakes.
The dates offer up sweet chewy bursts.
As do the little sprinkles and the spattering of slivered toasted almonds. Use any nuts and toppings you wish. My Skinny Chocolate Sauce would be yummy in this too. So would shaved chocolate curls. My biggest advice: don’t be shy with your chocolate. If you are Paleo and watching your sugars and carbs simply omit the sprinkles. If you are vegan you will want to find dairy free sprinkles.
Your taste buds will still be tickled by your awesome milk shake no matter what.
Embrace it and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite shake recipe? What ingredients do you like to put in your shakes?
Shake Recipe Links
- Apple Frapple Milk Shake 4th Sense Cooking
- Creamy Banana Blueberry Milkshakes MarlaMeridith.com
- Creamy Roasted Carrot Coconut Shake MarlaMeridith.com
- Peanut Butter Banana Milk Shake The Slow Roasted Italian
- Rose Milk Shake eCurry
- Sugar Free Vegan Milkshake with Goji Berries and Bananas Wishful Chef
63 thoughts on “Chocolate Lovers Skinny Milkshake”
Mmm my boyfriend loves chocolate shakes and chocolate milk — he’d go crazy for this =)
These pictures look amazing. I can’t believe you took them while it was dark. I have yet to learn and improve my photography skills for “not natural light” shoots. The milkshake looks delicious as well. Love that it contains coconut milk, good that a just bought a carton yesterday!
Antonia, no artificial light in these photos. Still something I need to master ~ in love with natural light! Glad to hear you have that coconut milk handy 🙂
I pretty much have something like this, but hot, every night the past month or so. I do it hot chocolate style 🙂
Averie, that is a comforting bed time snack. Tho that dark chocolate jacks me up. Maybe if I was extra tired!
Oh, so devilish! That shake is tempting me…
Have a great week.
Wow, this chocolate shake looks like it’s the bomb diggity! I love the chocolate sprinkles on top, too!
Dee ~ bomb diggity. I like that 🙂
Gorgeous photos! Can I ask what kind of lights you use? I currently have one light and I’m looking to upgrade and get a few more – but I’m not 100% sure what I want.
I’ve never seen those sprinkles before – brilliant! I need to get a box – my husband is a chocolate fiend but he doesn’t like the waxiness of traditional chocolate “jimmies”.
Jessica, that is the last little bit of natural light I could grab before the sun went down. No lights over here 🙂
Ah, I just re-read your post and saw that. Thanks! Your photos are beautiful – really lovely.
Jessica, I actually updated that first paragraph to make it clear that there was no artificial light source. All ready lots of questions on that 😉 Thanks for your sweet compliments!
We have forecast for 77F for tomorrow, and this shake would be a perfect treat!
Oh good Marina, I hope you get to try this tomorrow 🙂
A 3 minute chococlate recipe?!? This is going to solve all my late-night dessert issues! I’m really intrigued with the dates in the shake, too. Like you said, they add “chewy sweet bursts”, and that sounds just wonderful.
Alyssa, quick + easy + simple + delicious + healthy + chocolate recipe. Now all is right in the world 🙂
I am definitely a chocolate lover so I think this shake will make for a perfect treat after dinner tomorrow. I cant wait! [:
Oh..yes chocolate any time..and if it is in this form than no stopping…Love your pictures, Marla…each picture brings so much of cheers and happiness with the sunshine you capture in them! Hugs.
Currently regretting my decision to limit carb intake for a few weeks.
Erin, you don’t need to worry about your carb free diet with this shake. Simply omit the sprinkles to take out all refined sugars. If needed you can also take out the dates and just sweeten with stevia 🙂 The unsweetened coconut milk and almond milk have much fewer carbs then dairy does. You are in great hands girl!
The sprinkles look good, but I gotta ask… how did you do this with no light help? High ISO? I can never, ever get pics like that when it’s dark outside… ever.
This looks awesome, Marla!
Whoa. I cannot believe you took these in the dark either!! Wowzaaaa!
Love all of that chocolate!
yes indeed! I am loving this milkshake!
Great milkshake Marla!
I am cleansing right now…however, if I could eat/drink just one thing, it would be this luscious shake! From one chocolate lover to another, this looks fab!
This is a chocolate lover’s dream!
Yummy! I am a chocoholic and this is delicious hot or cold.
Great photos Marla! You create your own light.
This looks amazing! Makes for a super fun after-school snack. Beautiful photos!
I am impressed-my “dark” pictures always look dreary. These look fabulous!
I love any sentence that includes chocolate and healthy! Neat take on a delicious treat. Great tip to use almond milk!
Love chocolate shakes. I still feel like a kid when I hit up a diner or place with a real shake machine and order it. Like the first time. Love the light in the pictures, M! And the sprinkles are extra amazing.
Mike, me too. Nothing like a great milkshake to bring back those childhood memories. Love it watching my kids sip away too 🙂
i’m so excited to try this! i love the idea of using medjool dates! fun!
What fun photos! Love all the chocolate sprinkles and cocoa and sliced almonds…mmmmmmm! You always make me think outside of the box, too (adding dates) – thanks, Marla! 🙂
Wow, thats it for ingredients, it looks amazing!!! I’m debating if I want to make one now or have it for tomorrows snack! Looks so good!! What a great healthy milkshake!!
Thanks Jennifer, so glad you like it!! Hope you do get to try this tomorrow 🙂
Love the ideas of adding dates into a shake. What a tempting treat, Marla!
Wow, as made, 320 cal? And that’s with no toppings. Not skinny. If you omitted the dates you would save 198 cal (66 cal. each). Maybe substitute with fresh raspberries? Or blueberries? A banana would only add 70 for one small whole banana.
Teri, for most folks this is super skinny. There is no ice cream or frozen yogurt in it and no refined sugar if you omit the sprinkles. Love your idea to use the berries and banana. Also the yield is for TWO nine ounce servings which would halve the caloric number you mention 🙂
This is so crazy Marla! Just crazy enough to be delicious!
love this! Yum!
My summer is going to be so much better with this milk shake! YUM!
What gorgeous photos with no light — well done, Marla! I will definitely be trying this out because you’ve combined some of my favorite flavors here.
Wow! You are amazing. Beautiful photo with little light and delicious recipe. I cannot wait to try it!
You know I love my chocolate too and this is my kind of shake!
The photos are beautiful!!! can’t tell any gloom here. And the shake is even more beautiful and healthy! dates, almond milk and chocolate.. you cannot go wrong. Thanks much for mentioning mine. xo
i love dates and chocolate. love it all!
This looks amazing. I bet it’s refreshing too. Can’t wait to make it.
kind of iffy about adding the dates but I will be trying this once I buy stevia drops:)
making this recipe was my first time incorporating dates into something, and i am pleased with the results. thanks
Delicious! I modified it a little bit to what I had at home, but thanks for the inspiration!
Awesome Abby!! So glad I could inspire 🙂
Yummy! My sweet tooth is craving this now. I love that you use pure chocolate sprinkles…they really do make a difference. A friend of mine makes the cutest (all natural) sprinkle kits if you are interested! http://www.ticings.com/collections/sprinkles-sugars/products/finishing-kit-naturally-colored-sprinkles
Oooooooo, thanks Diana! Such a helpful link ~ love the real deal!!
This sounds seriously amazing!
Yummy! I love that there are Medjool Dates in this – I just realized how amazing these are and can’t get enough of them.
Dates are such a great way to sweeten recipes 🙂
I want one right now! Perfect for the cold season!