Vegan Coconut Pecan Shake from Your Pantry - No Ice Cream Needed!

You can make a vegan milkshake with no pre-made nondairy milk or ice cream! Crazy, right? You make your own milk in the blender, use ground chia seeds to bind everything together and ice to turn it into a shake! Double the recipe and save ½ of the mixture before you add the ice and you can make one in even less time tomorrow!
Servings 1 large or 2 small shakes
Calories 334kcal
Author Kathy Hester


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds You can grind them in a spice or coffee grinder
  • sweetener of choice to taste (stevia, monk fruit, agave and soaked dates work great)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup crushed ice


  • First we make our own nonmilk by adding the water, pecans and coconut to a blender and blend until mostly smooth.
  • At this point, you can strain the mixture or leave the tiny bits of coconut and pecan in to add texture to the shake.
  • Next we add the chia seeds and your choice of sweetener to the blender with the nondairy mixture. Blend until smooth, taste and add more sweetener if needed.
  • Add ice and blend until it looks like a milkshake. Please note that if you do not have a powerful blender you may need to add the first ½ cup of ice and blend, then add more in ¼ cup increments until it's as thick as your blender will allow.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 28mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g