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Keto Chocolate Milkshake [Dairy-Free]

Louise | November 5
Keto Chocolate Milkshake [Dairy-Free] #keto

Think milkshakes are out of reach on a low-carb diet? This Keto chocolate milkshake sure isn’t. Rich cacao and luscious avocado form the base for this healthy twist on a classic American favorite. With MCT oil added for an extra nutrient boost, this is one milkshake you can enjoy without worrying about falling out of ketosis.

Check out our video recipe here or read on for fun facts about the milkshake and ways to boost your favorite drink:

A Short History of the Milkshake

Did you know that the first “milkshakes” were alcoholic? The first time the term milkshake appears in print refers to a drink made with eggs and whiskey! This was way back in 1885 and it didn’t last. By 1900, it had come to refer to a “wholesome” drink made with flavored syrup such as chocolate or strawberry.

Milkshakes, as we know them, were popularized in 1922, Ivar “Pop” Coulson, a Walgreens employee from Chicago who added ice cream to the already popular malted milk formula. The combination was a hit and pretty soon milkshakes were beloved across the country.

In the 1930s with the invention of the Freon-cooled refrigerator and the automated milkshake making machine, milkshakes became even more popular, cementing their place in food history!

Keto Milkshake and Smoothie Boosters

Even health low-carb drinks can benefit from added nutrients. Read on for suggestions on how to make your healthy smoothies and sugar-free milkshakes pack an even bigger punch with these additions. Just remember that tweaking a recipe make change the nutritional values, so be sure to substitute thoughtfully.

  • MCT Oil – MCT oil is a great addition to any Keto smoothie or milkshake, such as this one. It is associated with a host of health benefits and has been shown to be particularly beneficial to those following a Keto diet.
  • Protein Powder – There is some debate over how much protein to eat on the Keto diet, and whole foods are generally preferable, but protein powder is a lifesaver for those who avoid animal products or if you find yourself in a pinch.
  • Collagen Powder – Try to find collagen specially formulated for those on the Keto diet, like the one in our link, and whenever possible pair collagen powder with MCT oil.
  • Leafy Greens or Greens Powder – We all could use more greens. Pair greens with other boosters, like in this Keto green smoothie, for maximum nutrients in your drink.
  • Matcha or Turmeric Powder – Both matcha and turmeric contain powerful antioxidants in their own right but they have also been shown to increase antioxidant activity on top of their own effects. [1,2,3] This is why we’ve created our own Turmeric Soothe supplement.

More “Sneaky” Avocado Recipes

Or check out more Keto baking recipes with avocado!

Keto Chocolate Milkshake [Dairy-Free] #keto

Keto Chocolate Milkshake [Dairy-Free] #keto

Keto Chocolate Milkshake [Dairy-Free]

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


A low-carb icy treat, overflowing with chocolaty flavor.



  1. Blend everything together really well.  Add water or more coconut milk if needed.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 5 g


  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 33 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.