A healthy milkshake which is made of figs, chocolate, coconut flakes & low carb ice cream. Its lip smacking & vegan. An ideal drink for parties and groups.
Everybody loves milkshakes! It’s like Raymond. Hope you got my reference here. 😉 I think it is the perfect dessert to end a meal with. For starters, it’s super easy and quick to make one, it looks gorgeous and is lip smacking..literally. As kids, me and my brother would form a fake mustache with the milkshake we drank and then giggle non stop looking at each other. It was so silly back then but fun to think of it today. I continue to act that silly and have all the fun when I do the same thing with my friend’s kids now. I love making milkshakes for no reason at all. It need not be made on a special day or occasion. I make it whenever I feel like.
This time however I had a reason to make this drink. We were going to a neighbor’s house for a game night and I wanted to bring something with me. I know very well that my neighbor friends love the food I make and follow my blog religiously. So I always love share my new dishes with them and they in turn look forward to it every time. We have had many game nights at each others homes and I have always prepared something for all. I have made Masala Dal Vada/Lentil Fritters, Mango Mastani, Orange Floats and Samosas in the past. Although they are American, they love to taste my Indian food and other experiments. So, it’s really fun to cook for them. One of our friend was doing the weight loss challenge and he had told me to make something healthy so that he would not have to cheat on his diet.
That got me thinking. I of course was happy to oblige his request and make something relatively healthy and not very calorie dense. I just didn’t know what. Back in Bombay, whenever I would have friends over, I would make cold coffee ice cream for them which soon started gathering its own fan following. I had random people from my neighborhood come up to me and ask me about the cold coffee recipe. My friends still miss me more for the drink I made for them. 🙂 Keeping that memory as my inspiration, I wanted to make a vegan drink this time for my vegan readers and of course for my lovely neighbor friends.
Here is my recipe – Chop frozen figs roughly and add them to the blender along with coconut milk, brown sugar and chocolate drink powder or Bournvita. Blitz. Also dry roast desiccated coconut till they turn light brown and keep it aside.
The combination of chocolate, figs and coconut is just heavenly. This milkshake is creamy, thick and very hearty. One glass of this drink is all you would need after a long tiring day at work. Throw off the high heels, wear your sloppy PJs, sit back on your sofa feet up, watch reruns of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on Netflix and sip Figs Chocolate Coconut Milkshake is my idea of winding up. Quite a picture I painted here, right? But that is what drinks like these do to you. It transports you to heaven and you wish to not come back! 🙂
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 5 frozen figs
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp chocolate drink powder
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut flakes
- Vegan chocolate ice cream
- Vegan chocolate syrup
- Chop frozen figs roughly and add them to the blender along with coconut milk, brown sugar and chocolate drink powder or Bournvita. Blitz. Also dry roast desiccated coconut till they turn light brown and keep it aside.
- Pour the drink into serving glasses, add a scoop of low carb vegan chocolate ice cream, sprinkle toasted coconut flakes and drizzle chocolate syrup. Serve chilled.
- You can add chocolate protein powder instead of the regular chocolate drink powder.
- To make the drink non vegan, use regular milk and regular chocolate ice cream.
It was one fun game night. Filled with lots of laughter, wine, crazy board games like Cards against Humanity, Taboo, Pictionary and a bunch of adults behaving silly. Amidst all this was my Vegan Figs Chocolate Coconut Milkshake which was welcomed and relished by all. This made me even more happy and content. By the end, one of my friend asked me for the recipe and as an after thought, said, “never-mind, I will anyways read it n your blog.” The feeling getting direct feedback from your potential audience is the best and it helps even more when the feedback is all positive.
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