When you want a quick dessert recipe that is healthy and dairy-free, you’ve got to try this Vegan Strawberry Milkshake. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that with no refined sugars and only four ingredients. Skip the ice cream milkshake recipes and try this version instead.

vegan strawberry milkshake served in glass with pink straws

You aren’t believe how easy it is to make this simple Vegan Strawberry Milkshake. It is naturally sweet and creamy, even without any dairy. I also skipped the ice cream and refined sugars and used coconut milk and dates instead.

As written, this recipe is:

  • dairy-free,
  • gluten-free,
  • vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, and paleo.


Labeled photo with ingredients for vegan strawberry smoothie.

This recipe is wholesome and uses real food ingredients.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine your coconut milk, frozen strawberries, dates, and vanilla extract in the base of a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix. If you want, you can use homemade coconut milk in this recipe.

blender pitcher filled with ingredients for strawberry milkshake.

Step Two

Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

strawberry milkshake in blender.

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your vegan strawberry milkshake, then you can serve it right out of the blender. This recipe makes two servings, so you can share it or you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Recipe Tips

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  • Feel free to use full-fat coconut milk or light coconut milk. Either way, it will be delicious!
  • If you prefer to make a traditional version using coconut ice cream, check out this Vegan Strawberry Milkshake recipe.
  • Use a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk in this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! But, the milkshake will be the most rich and creamy if you use full-fat coconut milk.

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious. You may also need to add 1-2 tablespoons of water or almond milk to help the mixture get fully blended.

Can I use fresh strawberries instead of frozen strawberries?

Frozen strawberries are necessary to get the thickness of a milkshake.

Here's the ingredients you need to make a thick and super delicious Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake with no added sugars! This vegan treat is perfect for kids. Use dates or maple syrup to sweeten.

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Vegan Strawberry Milkshake

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When you want a quick dessert recipe that is healthy and dairy-free, you’ve got to try this Vegan Strawberry Milkshake. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that with no refined sugars and only four ingredients.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 3/4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the coconut milk, frozen strawberries, dates, and vanilla extract.
  2. Process on high for about 45-60 seconds, or until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  3. Serve cold.


  1. If you don’t have dates, you can use 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 404
  • Sugar: 38.7 g
  • Sodium: 16.7 mg
  • Fat: 24.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.6 g
  • Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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