22 Light (and Tasty!) Shakes
Almond, Chocolate, and Toasted Coconut Shake
This tasty dessert shake will remind you of a candy bar but comes in at just 302 calories per serving.
This shake tastes like sesame candy because of the tahini—a thin, ground-up sesame seed paste that can be used in the same manner as peanut butter. Look for tahini made of hulled toasted sesame seeds for the best flavor.
Black Forest Shake
This cake-inspired shake features grated chocolate—it's almost like eating a frozen chocolate-covered cherry.
Rich in antioxidants, this brilliantly purple dairy-free shake makes for a healthful dessert. Oat milk is naturally sweet, but adding just a bit of honey really brings out the berries' flavor.
The lovely flavors of sweet ricotta cheese, lemon, and cinnamon that we love in a cannoli are here in a luscious, calcium-rich shake. The dairy-free version tastes just as good.
Caramel-Sea Salt Milk Shake
Watch the sugar carefully: The darker it gets, the more flavor it develops, but it will burn quickly.
Frozen Chocolate-Banana Shake
Love chocolate-dipped frozen bananas at the amusement park? Enjoy the same flavors in a glass. Tofu adds creaminess to this dessert shake.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Milk Shake
The combo of chocolate and hazelnut is mainstream in America, thanks to creamy spreads. Use a bit to flavor this dessert shake.
Date Milk Shake
Date milk shakes are a popular cool treat in sunny Southern California, where extremely large Medjool dates grow abundantly. Sprinkle each dessert shake with additional cinnamon, if desired.
Espresso-Soy Milk Shake
This flavorful shake is a speedy dessert. It's also a sweet way to enjoy the health benefits of caffeine, which can boost your endurance in aerobic activities.
Grasshopper Mocha Shake
Fresh mint, chocolate sorbet, and chocolate wafer cookies make this an intensely enjoyable mint-chocolate dessert.
Honey-Peanut Butter Shake
Peanut butter, soy milk, honey, and frozen tofu yogurt blend into a thick, dairy-free treat. Swirl a small amount of extra honey on top, if desired.
Horchata is a cinnamon-laced drink based on traditional agua frescas of Mexico and Guatemala. A frozen banana whirred up with the vanilla-flavored milk base creates a delicious shake.
Milk Chocolate Almond Shake
This creamy shake is the perfect remedy for a hot summer afternoon. Cool off with the sweet flavors of almond milk ice cream and cocoa.
Orange Cream Shake
This will bring back memories of a familiar childhood ice cream treat on a stick! For an extra-special presentation, serve this shake in a hollowed orange.
When choosing papaya, look for fruit that gives slightly to pressure. If it isn't ripe yet, keep it in a sealed brown paper bag for a few days.
Piña Colada Shake
Take a sip, close your eyes...and you're on a tropical island. Serve with pineapple wedges, if desired.
Pumpkin Pie Shake
Canned pumpkin has more bioavailable beta-carotene than fresh because of the heat used during canning. Dress up this shake with a rim of graham cracker crumbs on each glass instead of sprinkling the crumbs on the shake.
Rich Pistachio Shake
Satisfy your salty-sweet craving: Maple syrup and sea salt give this nutty dessert shake nuanced flavor. Garnish with additional chopped pistachios, if desired.
A campfire dessert in a glass: Broiling marshmallows in the oven is a quick way to get the fire-toasted flavor you grew up with. Each shake is topped with a toasty marshmallow; if you like, sprinkle each shake with a few chocolate shavings. You can also crush another graham cracker sheet and use the crumbs to rim the glasses.
Peanut Butter-Banana Milk Shakes
Reminiscing about your favorite childhood lunch? Peanut butter and fresh bananas combine to create creamy shakes that will be gone in no time.
Serve as a special dessert, or divide this fruity shake into smaller portions for a cool and creamy afternoon treat.