Skinny Chocolate Cherry Coconut Shake
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Healthier Chocolate Cherry Coconut Shake

Black Forest Gâteau meets ice-cold milk. This Chocolate Cherry Coconut Shake is thick, luxurious & decadent. But it's also healthy. Summertime drinks don't have to be laden with excess sugar, fat & calories to be cool.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink - non-alcoholic, Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: black forest shake, cherry milkshake, chocolate cherry shake, skinny chocolate milkshake
Servings: 2
Author: Jane Saunders


  • 320 ml/ 1 1/3 cups Coconut milk
  • 4 Pitted soft dates (I used Deglet Nour)
  • 25 g/ 1 oz Dried cherries
  • 2 tsp Chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder

Optional Garnishes

  • Fresh or frozen cherries
  • Toasted coconut flakes


  • Put the first 5 ingredients into a blender with a few ice cubes. Blitz until smooth
  • Serve immediately - over ice & decorated with cherries & toasted coconut if desired


This drink can be made with frozen/ canned cherries - just replace the 25g dried cherries with 60g frozen/ canned. Expect the colour to take on a burgundy hue (less appealing to look at but it still tastes amazing)