Coconut and Cacao Ice Cream Shake

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I realise I haven’t been posting particularly summery recipes, largely because here in the UK it’s often touch and go as to whether we’ll actually be having a summer, but also because I’m a huge lover of hot, comforting meals. I am, however, looking to expand the variety of recipes here on The Green Genie, so today I’m bringing you a delicious, cooling ice cream shake!

This lovely drink is flavoured with cacao powder and toasted coconut flakes and is garnished with cacao nibs, all of which you can find in most health food stores and some large supermarkets. A squeeze of coconut nectar – my newest culinary love – is also a beautiful addition if you have it. You could also use maple or agave syrup. For this recipe I used ready-made vegan vanilla ice cream, which is widely available in large supermarkets, for convenience.

I love this recipe as you can throw it together in a matter of minutes – in fact, my Nutribullet blitzed this in mere seconds. Don’t worry – I’ve got plans for more delicious iced drink recipes coming your way very soon! Enjoy the recipe!

This recipe is shared with Fiesta Fridays and Simply Natural Saturdays.

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Coconut and Cacao Ice Cream Shake

Serves 2


120g vegan vanilla ice cream

2 tbsp cacao powder

4 tbsp toasted coconut flakes

400ml soy milk (I used light soy milk)

Garnish: Cacao nibs

Toasted Coconut Flakes

Coconut Nectar (optional)

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except garnishes, in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately garnished with cacao nibs, coconut flakes and coconut nectar.

6 responses to “Coconut and Cacao Ice Cream Shake

    • Thanks for your comment! I was looking for coconut nectar a long while before I stumbled upon it in a health food shop while on holiday!

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