Chocolate Lovers Coconut Milkshakes with Sea Salt.
Put a milkshake on the menu for dinner tonight!
And while you’re at it, please look at how light and fluffy and pillow-ish the chocolate whipped cream is on top of these shakes. Why does non-chocolate whipped cream even exist? I don’t know after making these. Grab a straw!
I reeeeeallllly wanted to make some sort of super luxurious chocolate shake for Valentine’s day purposes, because the holiday just makes me think of deep, dark cocoa desserts. And if it’s not going to be a brownie or cake, shakes it is. They are just so easy. Obviously. Who doesn’t want dessert in 5 minutes?!
With all of the recipe development going on for the book, we’ve barely been eating out at all. Maybe once a week, even once every two weeks, because we have so much delicious food at home. And weirdly enough I’ve been on a burger + homemade fry + milkshake kick (which started when I was testing a bunch of different burgers) and they are tasting so GOOD at home. I’m never one to order a shake when we grab burgers our, but something about making them at home with a great burger and fries? YES.
I loooove that idea for Valentine’s Day. Take that, filet and blue cheese sauce!
Also. I have to tell you about my favorite fairly recent Valentine’s day memory!
A year after Eddie and I started dating, I woke up on Valentine’s day morning to go to the gym. It was 5am and snowing like crazy and my car slid sideways down the hill from our house, sort of getting stuck in someone’s yard. FUN. Since he was also on his way to the gym, I called him to come help me as I sat there crying like a baby not knowing what to do. (Really, I could have got myself out of this situation. I’m sure.)
Once the situation was remedied, we both ended up not going to work because there was a TON of snow (like feet! feet of snow! why haven’t we had any this year?! crossing my fingers for today.) – and we made this huge breakfast back at his apartment. Like a big, spur of the moment, weekday breakfast. It was so fun! Also. This story is not interesting. You had to be there, right?
The only downside is that I think we used turkey bacon. Ugh. Turkey bacon. Way to ruin the romance.
Anyhoo, we did NOT have chocolate shakes like this that day, but we should have. This year, I will probably make a bunch of cliche fun heart-shaped food for Max (I’ve turned into such a sucker) and I’m 99% sure I’m doing the burger night for Eddie. Very obnoxious milkshakes included! Maybe some chocolate covered pretzels on top. I can’t tell Eddie about the sea salt because he will freak.
Me on the other hand? Give me all the salty chocolate.
Chocolate Lovers Coconut Milkshakes with Sea Salt
- chocolate sauce/fudge for drizzling in the glass
- 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
- 1 cup chocolate ice cream
- ½ cup chocolate milk
- 2 ounces semi sweet chocolate melted
- 2 tablespoons dutch process cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup ice
chocolate whipped cream
- 1 cup cold heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- chocolate sprinkles
- chocolate shavings or curls
- flaked sea salt
- cocoa powder for dusting
- To start, use chocolate syrup, fudge or leftover ganache (that’s what I used!) on a spoon and brush it around the insides of the glass.
- Add the milks, ice cream, chocolate, cocoa powder and vanilla extract to a blender and puree until thick and creamy.
- Top the milkshakes with the chocolate whipped cream and sprinkles, chocolate shavings and sea salt. Serve immediately!
chocolate whipped cream
- In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream and soft peaks form. Add in the cocoa, sugar and vanilla extract and beat until thick. Top the milkshakes.
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29 Comments on “Chocolate Lovers Coconut Milkshakes with Sea Salt.”
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looks so delicious, I have to try this :)
Love these! Our son will be stoked to have one. I am contemplating using a milk stout in mine. Georgeous shots!
THOSE SWIRLS!!!!! swoon city, usa: population, me.
These shakes look incredible! I wish I was sipping on one of these for breakfast!
I will 100% be the person that adds the bourbon…
Where did you get those straws???
i love how the sauce looks smeared into the glasses; normally i see it distinctly drizzled but this looks more subtle. and 4 forms of chocolate in the milkshakes?! yes please.
haha i liked reading about your valentines day story! would love to hear more about how you and eddie met and other dating stories u have together!
Wait.. Eddie does not like sea salt with chocolate? How? I read in Cooks Illustrated that a pinch of salt is a must in all good milkshakes, so there’s your excuse until he learns the way of salt and chocolate.
I never have room for a milkshake with the burger and fries. I like it a little after, to make the coma last longer.
wow wow wow, these look absolutely amazing!
these are pretty sexy; and oh, the whorls! artful milkshaking.
well that would have gone nicely with the cinnamon rolls i made this morning (no work, no school!)!
I have never been a big milk shake fan, but this looks worth trying for sure! I love the use of coconut.
I tried it at home and really it is delicious ,,,,,,, keep posting
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Love love love! Anything with coconut and chocolate is the best!
What a wonderful treat!! These shakes look SO delicious!
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This is everything! I’m seriously drooling over here! Love the dutch chocolate in this shake! ;) So much yum!
It says 1/2 cup ice in the ingredients…but I don’t see anywhere in the directions that you use the ice…?
You get me, Jessica. You just get me.
These are so pretty!! I love the way you did the chocolate on the inside of the glasses. These sound so fab right now! :)
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Love the comment about the serving size. I will be making this for a burger and fries dinner. P.S. Can’t wait for your new book. <3
yuuumyuuuum! This milkshake looks so good :D We have written about this recipe on our blog :)
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