Vegan Snickers Milkshake

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A dairy-free shake that tastes like a Snickers bar! This healthy, vegan Snickers milkshake is made only with whole food, good for you ingredients.
Vegan Snickers Shake! The perfect dairy-free shake that tastes JUST like a snickers!

After making my banana ice cream sandwiches last month, I haven’t been able to get the idea of banana ice cream out of my head.

And when I start thinking about ice cream… I naturally turn to the idea of a milkshake.

Do you remember Snicker’s Ice Cream bars? Snicker’s ice cream bars remind me of summer afternoons at the pool with my sister as we raced down water slides and always split an ice cream bar. (Although, I think at this point I can admit that yes Liz, you did get the smaller 1/2. #sorrynotsorry)

Vegan Snickers Shake! The perfect dairy-free shake that tastes JUST like a snickers!

As kids, summer afternoons meant one thing- spending hours at the pool playing Marco Polo, trying new tricks off the high dive, and waiting what felt like hours in line to go down the slide.

Summer afternoons also meant my beloved Snicker’s Ice Cream bar. While my mom always insisted that we pack a lunch to the pool, if we were well behaved we were able to finish the day by picking an ice cream treat. Yeesss!

Which wasn’t a decision you made lightly. Fudgesicle? Ice Cream Sandwich? Snicker’s Bar? Clearly even then I was driven by chocolate.

My love for Snicker’s Ice Cream bars hasn’t lessened over time, but my knowledge of ‘good food’ certainty has. At the core of my beloved treat are simple ingredients: caramel swirl, peanut butter, ice cream, and of course, chocolate.

Combine my dreams of banana milkshakes with my nostalgia for Snicker’s bars and you’ve got yourself a challenge that I was more than happy to take on. Vegan Snickers Shake! The perfect dairy-free shake that tastes JUST like a snickers!

Dates are my go-to caramel for just about… everything. Which is kinda how this shake idea came about. A pitted date with a little peanut butter in the middle might just be the best afternoon pick-me-up I’ve ever invented. Out of sheer desperation, I added a few chocolate chips one day and… the bite size Snickers was born.

Put the dates in the blender with a little bit of milk and puree until they have become goeey, sticky caramel. Now, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until frosty and thick.
Vegan Snickers Shake! The perfect dairy-free shake that tastes JUST like a snickers!

Vegan Snickers Shake
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Serves: 1
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into large chunks
  • ¾-1 cup unsweetened vanilla milk
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • ⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Place the dates and ¼ cup milk into a high powered blender and puree until the dates have broken down. Add the rest of the ingredients, starting with ½ cup almond milk- you can always add more if you want it thinner. Add 4-5 ice cubes and puree until ice crushed.
  2. Serve cold.

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  • Jenny Shea Rawn

    Oh yum…I would like this for dessert please. Or breakfast in fact :). I too remember well those snicker ice cream bars … those were the best on a hot summer day.

    • DK

      The BEST right!? This is a totally acceptable breakfast!! :)

  • Farrah

    I just had a conversation with someone about how Snickers is one of my favorite candy bars, and I actually have all the ingredients to make this! *-* I’m most definitely going to need to try this. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    • DK

      It’s really simple! Hope you make it :) If you do- let me know how it turns out!

  • Emily @ Zen & Spice

    I’ve never tried dates before. I’ve been seeing a lot of bloggers use them to sweeten dishes, I totally need to try them soon!! This looks tasty!

    • DK

      I LOVE dates! I really do eat them with just a smidge of peanut butter as a quick snack- it’s delicious! i buy them at Trader Joes- best price!

  • Deborah@Confessions of a Mother runner

    Yum snickers! I’ve never used dates in anything I have no idea why but you make them sound yummy!

    • DK

      Yes! They taste like Caramel- really! You will love them!

  • Annie

    I mean, really – what comment would be adequate here?! I know: GIMME!

    • DK

      ha! Annie you have to make this! It’s requested like every day in our house :)

  • Katie @ Produce on Parade

    OMG yummmmm. Dried figs and chocolate are my go to thing I accidently did out of … also desperation, haha. Dates are good too! I admit though, I’ve never eaten one not in a dish or smoothie before. I’ll have to definitely try out this shake!

    • DK

      How have I never tried dried figs and chocolate before!!?? Especially with figs in season now- definitely going to try them!

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  • Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I used to LOVE snickers ice cream bars, too! They still have a bit of a soft spot in my heart. I love that you made a healthier version of this. Pinned!

    • DK

      Me too! They are the best. Gosh, I haven’t had one in sooo long- all this talking about Snicker’s ice Cream bars is testing my willpower! Guess I have to make another shake :) Hope you like it Lisa!

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.

    Oh man, this thing could be dangerous for me. I was a major Snickers addict growing up.

    I’m not sure I will ever want to eat anything again after I try this :)

    • DK

      Um, I’m not even going to say out loud how many times we made this over the weekend. Let’s just say it was more than 3. It’s so good! Make it! :)

  • Sarah Grace

    Snickers in shake form? Count me in! Looks absolutely delicious!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  • Karen

    I saw this recipe and knew I HAD to try it! I’ve made it twice now…my kids love it so much that I’ve barely gotten any! But how awesome is it that I feel good giving them something that tastes so decadent? THANKS for another tasty, healthy recipe Alex!

    • DK

      That’s exactly how I feel when I make it every night for dessert ;) SO glad you liked this one! Check back next week for another milkshake creation- just as delicious and healthy as the Snicker’s version! Thanks for the comment :)

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  • Beatriz

    Delicious! Very easy and it could be even more easy if we blend multiple batches of the solid ingredients and then freeze it for later like it was ice cream. Anytime I crave milkshake all I need is to just add milk and vanilla. Yum¹

    • DK

      What a great idea! Going to do that next time I make a batch!

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