Cinnamon Chocolate Coffee Shakes

You may ask – what is better than a Cinnamon Chocolate Coffee Shake? A Cinnamon Chocolate Coffee Shake topped with Honey-Vanilla Whipped Cream!

This is one of the ways we’re hanging onto summer here in the DesJardin household so pumpkin-everything and hot beverages, please hold. Ultra-creamy, refreshingly cool shakes – y’all are still welcome! 

Truth be told, I initially thought it was a bit much to make a homemade whipped cream just for a drink. Heck, I don’t even make homemade whipped cream for special occasions. But I #DidItForTheBlog fam. I refrigerated a can of coconut milk the night before and pulled out my electric mixer the next morning – a weekday morning btw. And boy am I glad I did! Dishing Up The Dirt sums it up perfectly: “The addition of coconut whipped cream takes this to a whole new level and should not to be skipped!”

You’ll need to plan ahead for the frozen bananas and chilled coconut milk. But after that, you’re 10 minutes away from pure deliciousness!

CINNAMON CHOCOLATE COFFEE SHAKES

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS

Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Shakes

  • 1 coffee pod, brewed 4 oz strong then cooled (can also brew up to 8 oz for a stronger coffee taste!)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted (if dates are dry, soak in boiling water for 5 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
DIRECTIONS

1. Place metal mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for 5 minutes to chill. Meanwhile, add all of the shake ingredients to a high-powered blender. Blend until creamy and smooth!

2. Open can of coconut milk, taking care not to shake it. Scoop out the hardened coconut solids into chilled bowl, leaving all the liquid in the can. Reserve liquid for another use! Add honey and vanilla to coconut solids. Using electric mixer with chilled beaters, beat on medium speed until fluffy and soft peaks form.

3. Divide shake between 2 glasses and top with coconut whipped cream!

Recipe source (adapted for single-server brewers): Dishing Up The Dirt.  All images and text © MAKKER, LLC.

ANNA'S TEST KITCHEN

Five years ago, MAKKER co-founder, Anna, began developing a family cookbook consisting of recipes she found all over the Internet. Each recipe has been perfected until it passes the “Would I serve this to guests” test and is DesJardin Family-approved. Now, Anna will be passing these treasures onto you! “Anna’s Test Kitchen” will be your go-to for tasty drinks that can be made with your single-serve brewer and delicious foods that pair perfectly with coffee!