Chocolate Thick Shake

Chocolate Thick Shake

This Chocolate Thick Shake, which is made from a base of oat and hemp milk, cocoa powder and superfood, antioxidant and flavonoid-rich cacao nibs, is just as satisfying and contains a whole lot of nutrition.

Makes 2 1/4 cups for 2 servings 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan chocolate shake, vegan shake
Yields 2 servings
Author Fran Costigan


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted and halved
  • cups filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, taste add more
  • pinch sea salt
  • tablespoons good quality non-alkalized cocoa powder, or unroasted cacao, more to taste
  • tablespoons cacao nibs, more to taste
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes


  1. Pour 1 1/2 cups filtered water in a blender container, preferably a high-speed blender.
  2. Add the oats, hemp seeds, and the pitted date halves. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the oats, hemp, and dates to soften.
  3. Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Start the blender on low, and increase the speed to high. Blend until the ingredients are completely incorporated.
  4. Add the cocoa, nibs, and ice cubes and blend, again starting on low and increasing the speed to high. Blend until thick and creamy.
  5. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Variation: Chocolate Banana Thick Shake

To each cup of the Chocolate Milkshake, add 1/2 frozen banana. Blend until creamy.

Photo by Hannah Kaminsky