Chocolate Milkshakes With No Ice Cream!

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ok, I know it's an oxymoron to say 'frozen' and then 'hot' but this tastes like hot chocolate, except it's icey like a milkshake. I make this, and variables of this shake constantly for my family. This is a delicious, lower fat way to cool off on a hot day, or really wake your mouth up in the morning! Also a wonderful alternative to soda, Kool-aid, etc for the kids!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups milk
  • 18 cup cocoa powder (use a little more or less, depending on your taste) or 14-12 cup powdered chocolate milk mix (Nestles Quick, Ovaltine, etc)
  • 12 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 18 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 full size ice cubes (from ice cube tray, if using small ice cubes, double)


  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until there are no chunks of ice left. ** but make sure you're using ONE OR THE OTHER of either cocoa powder OR chocolate milk mix, NOT BOTH.
  2. (My blender makes a grumbling sound and then the sound changes when there are no more ice chunks.)** You can change this recipe so many ways to create your own-- add an 1/8 tsp of peppermint extract for a chocolate mint milkshake.
  3. Add some coffee or 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder to make a "Mocha" flavor.
  4. Omit the chocolate and powdered coffee creamer altogether to make vanilla.
  5. With a vanilla base, add any kind of berries-- or replace the milk with 1-1/2 cups orange juice & 1/2 cup water to make the best orange julius just like you get in the mall!
  6. (I don't advise using milk and orange juice together as the acid in the juice will curdle the milk in your stomach!) Play with the amount of sugar, cocoa, etc to create the best taste for you and your family.


Most Helpful

What a LOVELY drink this makes! I used Hintz Dutch Processed Cocoa powder today to make this. Next time, I'll try using Ovaltine as I am an Ovaltine lover:) I increased this recipe by three times and made it to give away as gifts today to my cook(Its his b'day and today is NO WAR day in my kitchen, lol) and his friends'. They love it. Oh and I had a glass too(I skipped lunch today, just so I could relish every drop of this);) Wonderful taste - It's got the right amount of creaminess and beautiful texture and colour to boot! Serve this cold and you can make even a nasty cop smile for joy! Infact, it wouldn't be wrong if I said it tastes like it came from the hands of a professional! Thanks for sharing!

Charishma_Ramchandani April 19, 2003

DELICIOUS! I added some whipping cream instead of powdered coffee creamer because I didn't have any, but it still tasted perfect! Thank you! Makes my hot summer day a lot better!

Crazy Dog Lady May 31, 2013

The first time I tried making these milkshakes I followed the recipe exactly. The result was delicious for the first few sips, but a little overpoweringly sweet thereafter. The method I've found works for me and my sisters (after a bit of fiddling) is doubling the recipe, increasing the cocoa from 1/4 to about 1/2 a cup and reducing the sugar from 1 cup to about 5/8 cup. This gives a really rich, sweet and icy milkshake which always goes down well.

Tabitha M. June 24, 2016

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