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The Best Homemade Chocolate Shake Ever

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Make the best homemade chocolate shake ever with this simple recipe. The cool thing is that you don't even need ice cream to do it.

Just a few simple ingredients in your blender will have your family screaming for ice cream . . .I mean shakes.

Ever since my kids were little, I have loved making them delicious frozen treats.

This post was originally published on August 2, 2009. It has been updated with new info and photos.

We have made vanilla milkshakes without ice cream, homemade snow cream, and my famous Snow Cone Syrup. If you really want to tempt your taste buds, be sure and check out this post that has over 37 milkshakes to cool you off with.

How to Make the Best Chocolate Shake Ever

To make this shake, you only need a few simple ingredients —

  • Cocoa Powder
  • Ice
  • Powdered milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla

That's it! All of that goes in a blender. Pulse it up and you will have the most fantastic shake you have ever tasted.

Who says you need ice cream to make a great chocolate shake.

Can I Change the Flavors Around?

The answer is YES! In place of the cocoa powder, you can use fresh strawberries pureed. And, if you really want to bump up the flavor, turn it into a Cookies and Cream milkshake using delicious Oreo Cookies.

The possibilities are endless with this recipe.

For a neat take on a milkshake, be sure and try my Fruity Pebbles Freak Shake.

If Ice Cream is what you need, check these recipes out

Yield: 2 shakes

The Best Homemade Chocolate Shake Ever

The Best Homemade Chocolate Shake Ever

This chocolate shake is simple and easy to make and doesn't even use ice cream.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups ice water
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 trays of ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 47gProtein: 10g

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