Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake

Easy and oh so refreshing creamy watermelon coconut milkshake! With frozen watermelon, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla! A fun summer treat!

It’s Friday and we are celebrating! With these watermelon milkshakes!

Or slushies. Or smoothies. I really had no idea what to call them. 

Two Watermelon Coconut Milkshakes in glass jars with spoons to the side.

Like, the husband helped me debate about this decision for far longer than I should admit. We take food seriously around these parts.

I ended up going with “milkshake” since this is definitely meant to be a treat.

But, there’s like nothing bad in it. So smoothie also seemed appropriate. Then again, the texture is more like a slushie or ice milk or even a frosty??

I have not had a frosty since high school (which is a longggg time ago) so who knows if I am even remembering correctly. I don’t know.

Do you see my dilemma?

But whatever we are calling these, all I do know is that you need to make them. Pronto.

This is one of those times when I made a recipe on a whim just for the husband and I. And then we proceeded to make it just about every other day over the course of two weeks. You know, to get it justtt right.

Which is when the light bulb finally went off that I should share here.

Two Watermelon Milkshakes on a white surface with spoons in the glasses.

Ingredients In These Watermelon Shakes

And these are easyyyyy. With a total of four ingredients.

1. Frozen chunks of seedless watermelon
2. Boxed coconut milk
3. A touch of pure maple syrup
4. And a splash of vanilla extract

Blend it up and dessert is served. Creamy, frosty, awesome.

Okay, fine. Five ingredients.

5. Top with a generous amount of cacao nibs or chocolate chips or coconut flakes

All are very good choices. I speak from experience.

Let me leave you with one warning. Brain freezes are real. Careful folks. Careful.

Two slightly melted Watermelon Shakes in glasses with spoons.

Additional Watermelon Recipes You Might Enjoy!

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Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake

Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake

Yield: 2 small servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Recipe for dairy free creamy watermelon coconut milkshake. With frozen watermelon, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla! Vegan! A fun summer treat!


  • 1 ½ cups cubed (1-inch chunks) seedless watermelon, frozen
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • unsweetened coconut flakes, cacao nibs or chocolate chips, for garnish


  1. Add the watermelon, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a blender. Process until smooth but still thick. If needed, add an extra splash of coconut milk to the blender to get it going, but try to avoid adding too much extra!
  2. Serve immediately, topped with the coconut flakes or chocolate (if desired)!


Remember to plan ahead for this and freeze the watermelon!!! I freeze a bunch at a time so it’s ready to go whenever I need it! Place cubed seedless watermelon on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid (then transfer to a freezer safe plastic baggie or container).

This would also absolutely work with another milk of choice! Also, to clarify above, I use the boxed kind of coconut milk here (like the kind that comes in a shelf stable box like almond milk, etc.) and not the canned version.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 17mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 11g Protein: 3g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.