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Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake – A Superfood Hit in a Glass

Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake

Before ever I made vegan salted caramel sauce, I made this salted caramel chocolate milkshake. It’s delicious and completely satisfies any sweet cravings I have. Yet it’s made with raw ingredients, is refined sugar-free and is loaded with various superfoods. It puts a real spring in my step along with a self-satisfied milky smirk.

How to Make a Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake

I used my homemade hemp milk for this drink, but any milk of your choice would work, even cow, goat or sheep’s milk, if you’re not vegan or dairy intolerant. It’s a simple process of bunging everything into a blender and blitzing. If you’ve got a good blender, you’ll get a super smooth drink. I use my Froothie Optimum 9200A power blender which does just that. If you can’t find mesquite powder, maca powder works in this salted caramel chocolate milkshake almost as well. Using raw cacao powder gives the benefit of additional nutrients, but if you’re not fussed, cocoa powder would be fine.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake – The Recipe

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Milkshake

A delicious sugar-free drink which feels indulgent and satisfies sweet cravings, but is really quite good for you.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: dairy free, hemp milk, salted caramel, vegan
Servings: 1 glass
Author: Choclette


  • 250 ml plant milk of choice - I used hemp milk
  • 3 medjool dates - pitted
  • 1 tsp mesquite powder
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • pinch of sea salt (I used grey sea salt)
  • 100 % chocolate - grated (optional)


  • Put everything, except the chocolate, into a power blender and blitz for 30-40 seconds - I used a Froothie Optimum power blender.
  • Pour into a tall glass and top with a grating of chocolate if desired.


Ice can be added to the blender ingredients for an even longer and cooler drink.

Other recipes for vegan milk drinks you might like

For other cocoa inspiration, head over to my chocolate drinks board on Pinterest. You’ll find plenty of ideas there.

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  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    22nd August 2016 at 5:32 pm

    What a unique chocolate milkshake! I love hemp milk..even more than almond milk.

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 10:02 am

      I think I’m with you there Angie. It’s certainly one of the nicest non-dairy milks I’ve tried.

  2. Camillaq

    22nd August 2016 at 10:03 pm

    This looks lush, I must try plant milk as I’ve no idea what it tastes like!

    • Choclette

      29th August 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Some taste a lot better than other Camilla. I’m not particularly keen on soya milk.

  3. Emma Cooper

    23rd August 2016 at 7:20 am

    Hmmm… I’m not 100% convinced by the dates, as I don’t usually like them. However, this does look very tempting, so I may just have to give it a go! If you say it’s delightful then I will take your word for it 🙂

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 10:00 am

      Well each to their own of course Emma, but it’s worth trying dates as a sweetener; they do transform into something different when blended and give a flavour of caramel.

  4. Kavey

    23rd August 2016 at 8:32 am

    I love dates for sweetening, I use them a lot in smoothies. This looks so indulgent and yet healthy too!

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:52 am

      Yes, dates are king. I grew up on them as a healthy snack; sugary sweets were frowned upon.

  5. Lucy Parissi

    23rd August 2016 at 9:30 am

    I am very intrigued by the mix of ingredients you have here! The milkshake sounds absolutely amazing. Homemade hemp milk?? You are incredible!

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:48 am

      Haha, thanks Lucy. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with unusual ingredients. Then I get used to them and assume everyone else uses them too 😉

  6. Dom

    24th August 2016 at 11:51 am

    totally in love… would it be wrong to have a bath in this? I think not but as the chocolate expert I bow to your decision!

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:47 am

      I’m not sure it would be wrong, but you’d need an awful lot of ingredients 😉

  7. Lucy

    27th August 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Wow this looks so good and is made from such healthy ingredients! I’ve never tried hemp milk but I love date caramel.

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:45 am

      Ah yes Lucy. It was you that got me thinking about dates having a caramel flavour. They do of course, but I’d never really thought about it until I saw your post.

  8. Andrea @ The Petite Cook

    27th August 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I love the idea of a super food chocolatey milkshake! m dairy intolerant but I’ve never tried hemp milk, Im so curious now 🙂

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Andrea. Of all the non-dairy milks I’ve tried hemp is one of my favourites, though coconut is good and homemade almond is hard to beat. What do you tend to drink?

  9. Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade

    27th August 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love salted caramel and if it’s in healthy milkshake then even better! Pinned for later 🙂

    • Choclette

      29th August 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you Sylvia. Healthy salted caramel for a guilt free treat 🙂

  10. Janice

    27th August 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Love the idea of a healthy chocolate caramel milk shake – delicious.

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:41 am

      I tend to stick to water, tea or a morning smoothie when it comes to drinks, so this felt like a bit of an adventure 😉

  11. Munchies and Munchkins

    28th August 2016 at 1:02 am

    You had me at Salted Caramel… I am intrigued by this and definitely want to try it out sometime!

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:38 am

      There’s nothing quite like a delicious drink you can feel really good about consuming 😉

  12. Tracy

    28th August 2016 at 11:16 am

    Sounds utterly delicious – anything with salted caramel is a good thing!

    • Choclette

      28th August 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Join the club. Salted caramel is up there with my all time favourites.

  13. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    28th August 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Seriously healthy and looks delicious Choclette. I’ve made a few smoothies with added cacao powder recently. It gives a serious flavour hit!
    Do the dates in this really break down to a paste so that there are no ‘lumpy’ bits??

    • Choclette

      31st August 2016 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Kate and apologies for the delayed reply. I’ve been away on holiday, to your part of the world in fact or close by. Just catching up now. I guess it depends on the power of your blender as to whether you get lumpy bits or not. Mine blends pretty much anything to total smoothness and there were definitely no bits of dates to be found.

  14. Diana

    1st September 2016 at 10:34 am

    Not sure what is mesquite powder but this sounds absolutely delicious!

    • Choclette

      1st September 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Diana. Mesquite powder is the ground up pods of the Mesquite tree which comes form the US & Mexico. It can be bought in health food shops, but you could always replace it with maca powder.

  15. Isabel

    1st September 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Sounds delicious and quite easy to make. Will definitely give it a go.

    • Choclette

      1st September 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks Isabel. It’s very easy to make and tastes good too 🙂 Do let me know how you get on.

  16. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    10th October 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I love adding dates to smoothies/milkshakes – it gives a lovely sweetness and if there’s any bits not quite blended, it’s like a bonus toffee bit 🙂

    • Choclette

      12th October 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Mmmm. so very true. I love dates and when I eat them I always think of Laurie Lee walking to Spain with his pack of dates.


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