Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

This is the creamiest dairy-free milkshake made with strawberry ice cream.

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

This Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake is ultra-creamy, sweet, and satisfying. It happens to be totally vegan, but everyone loves this frosty drink!

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

This strawberry milkshake is the ultimate old-fashioned treat, made vegan. It's perfect as a creamy, old pick-me-up on a hot afternoon, whether you're a kid or just love the flavors of childhood.

Ingredients for the Best Vegan Strawberry Milkshake

The ingredients for this creamy strawberry shake are simple and easy to find. Here's what you need:

  • Strawberry ice cream. I love premium ice cream like Van Leeuwen's Vegan Strawberry Oatmilk ice cream.
  • Almond milk. You can use any kind of dairy-free milk you like for this shake.
  • Vanilla extract. Use a dash of pure vanilla to optimize the flavor.
  • Sea salt. A pinch salt in sweet dishes highlights the well-rounded flavor.
  • Cinnamon. For a dose of warmth.

Making a Milkshake at Home

While milkshakes seem fancy when they’re from a creamery, they are so easy to make yourself. All you need is a high-powered blender and some of your favorite ingredients.

All milkshakes begin with ice cream. You can make the ice cream yourself or use your favorite store-bought variety. Make sure to use a type of ice cream that you really enjoy, as it is the base for the milkshake.

Next, you’ll need to decide on flavorings. If you want additional elements, add them here. You can add chocolate, vanilla extract, fruit, candy, flavored syrups, or anything else you enjoy.

Finally, you will need some milk to loosen the milkshake. You don’t want the milkshake too thick, it should be sippable with a straw. Use cow’s milk or your favorite plant-based milk.

Blend up the shake and serve it immediately to avoid melting. With a nice blender, you can make a milkshake with the perfect consistency.

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

How to Make Vegan Milkshakes

All you need to whip up this recipe is a blender! Here's how to do it:

Start by adding the ice cream and Almond milk into a blender and blend on medium-high speed, until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

In the meantime, roughly crush two bars of Graham crackers into both milkshake glasses and gently press down.

Once your milkshake consistency is met, pour the shake into tall glasses. Top them with Graham crackers, whipped cream, strawberry compote, a medium piece of Graham cracker and crumbled Graham crackers, if desired.

Topping Ideas for Strawberry Milkshakes

Add some sweet (and pretty) toppings to your shakes! I think strawberry is especially delicious topped with something crunchy, like graham cracker crumbles or Oreo crumbles (did you know Oreos are vegan?). Of course, you can't go wrong with whipped cream! Or a few sprinkles for a fun, nostalgic look.

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

What Kind of Dairy-Free Milk is Best?

You can use any vegan milk you like for this recipe. I recommend making your own plant milk to save money and because it's so easy! Here are some of the best dairy-free milk recipes to make at home:

Health Benefits of Strawberries

It’s strawberry season, which means it’s time to celebrate! I’ll share my all-time favorite strawberry recipes plus the benefits of enjoying strawberries.Known for their plump and juicy flavor, strawberries are a summer staple for good reason. I’ve always been a big strawberry fan so in honor of strawberry season, I wanted to answer some of the most asked questions about strawberries.

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

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Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake

5 from 2 votes
This Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake is ultra-creamy, sweet, and satisfying. It happens to be totally vegan, but everyone loves this frosty drink!
Author: Shanika
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 servings



  • 3 cups premium strawberry ice cream, dairy-free (I love Van Leeuwan's Vegan Strawberry Oatmilk ice cream)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Crushed Graham Crackers (Vegan-friendly)


  • Add the dairy-free ice cream, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed, until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. 
  • Once milkshake consistency is met, pour milkshake into tall glass(es), and top each milkshake with coconut whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and crushed Graham crackers, if desired.
  • Add a straw and sip away and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

HOMEMADE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM: In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whip the full-fat coconut milk (3-4 cups), using the whisk attachment for 4-5 minutes, until fluffy peaks begin to form. NOTE: When it begins to thicken after the first 2-3 minutes, gradually add in 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt. Once fully fluffy, remove from mixer bowl and continue recipe. 


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 634IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 388mg | Iron: 0.4mg


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