How to Make an Oaty Chocolate Milkshake

Carton of Elmhurst oat milk used to make a chocolate oat milkshake with granola Carton of Elmhurst oat milk used to make a chocolate oat milkshake with granola

Are you ready to amaze your taste buds and treat yourself and your loved ones to something incredible?

There's something undeniably special about chocolate milkshakes.

Kids today love indulging in the sweet sensation of chocolate milkshakes, while parents and grandparents remember what it was like to feel that way. In many ways, this makes the chocolate milkshake the perfect nostalgic drink, allowing us to reminisce fondly on our days hanging around the diner or down at the beach with our buddies while feeling fulfilled as we watch today's younger generation build their own memories.

A Chocolate Milkshake for Changing Tastes & Health Priorities

As we all get a little older and wiser, we change.

We might realize we're lactose intolerant, decide we no longer like the taste of dairy milk, start making healthier choices for ourselves and our families, go plant-based, or become more aware of the impact of our lifestyle choices on the world around us.

The good news is that whether one or all of these things apply, you don't have to give up enjoying a chocolate milkshake.

And that’s all thanks to the rise in high-quality Plant Milks.

Uncovering Plant-Based Delights

Say “Plant Milk” to many people and they instantly think it means trading off flavor for health.

Now, if you buy Elmhurst Plant Milk, not only do you get to enjoy an incredible flavor profile, but you can also have confidence you're consuming a healthier option. Learn about the hidden nasties in many other brands' plant milks and why you won't find them in your Elmhurst.

We make all our Plant Milks, as well as our other products like our Creamers, Lattes, and even our Vegan Sour Cream, using our patented HydroRelease™ Method.

And when it comes to our plant-based chocolate milkshake recipe, you’ll be using our Unsweetened Oat Milk. Not only is our oat milk the perfect foundation for a milkshake thanks to its subtle sweetness and creamy, milk-like texture, but it’s also an excellent source of fiber – ideal if you’re looking to hide more healthy ingredients in what you give your kids!

Another bonus is that a plant-based chocolate milkshake won’t be as heavy on the stomach, making it ideal as a tasty dessert alternative or for staying refreshed while satisfying your sweet tooth on a hot summer’s day.

Here's a Healthier Way to Savor a Chocolate Milkshake

Granted, chocolate milkshakes probably aren’t something you'd expect to find on many lists of health foods, but then, most of the time, the assumption is that they're made with dairy milk!

Opting to create our plant-based version of a classic recipe means you can enjoy lower quantities of sugar and additional vitamin D on top of the fiber content.

And the beauty of our recipe is that it’s super flexible, too.

If you’re looking for added sweetness, try our Sweetened Oat Milk or even our Chocolate Oat Milk, which is a brilliant “cheat” if you’re low on the other things you need to create our plant-based chocolate milkshake.

And if you want to hide even more healthy ingredients or subtly change the flavor profile, consider chopping up a banana or other fruits to turn your vegan chocolate milkshake into something more like a dairy-free chocolate smoothie!

Ready to try it for yourself? Read on for the recipe. Enjoy!


*Recipe made in partnership with Michele’s Granola.

Serves: 4

Rich, creamy, and of course – chocolatey. For this shake, we upped the oaty ante to transform the goodness of whole grain oats by blending our Unsweetened Oat Milk with Michele’s Original Granola. Enjoy sipping and sharing this sweet dairy-free milkshake treat!


*Optional – Dairy-free whipped cream, sprinkles,and other toppings if desired.


  • In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the oat milkshake is smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and top with more granola, chocolate sauce and whipped cream if desired!

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