Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake
This creamy watermelon coconut milkshake is the ultimate summer treat! Made with frozen watermelon, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla, it’s the perfect way to beat the heat. Easy to make and super refreshing. Dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
It’s Friday and we are celebrating with these watermelon milkshakes!
Or slushies. Or smoothies. I really had no idea what to call them.
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.
Ingredients In These Watermelon Shakes
And these are easyyyyy. With a total of four ingredients.
1. Frozen chunks of seedless watermelon
2. 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.
Additional Watermelon Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Watermelon Basil Agua Fresca
- Watermelon and Cream Ice Pops
- Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
- Watermelon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Skewers
- Watermelon Salad with Sriracha Vinaigrette
Did you make this recipe? Rate and review it down below! I’d love to hear from you.
- 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
- 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!
- 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. I usually 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, but anything goes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 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.