This Vegan Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake is a real recipe gem. Full of peanut buttery + pecan creaminess, velvety, thick, ultra smooth, rich, and is a sure sweet tooth satisfier for the entire family; this milkshake recipe is the best way to add a nice sweet kick to your day with added nutrients. Kid-and adult-approved. Completely dairy-free and vegan.
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There's just something entirely nostalgic about a milkshake, especially when it's poured into a classic milkshake glass and topped with fun ingredients for the best sip! This Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake is ridiculously good and although it's not made with cookies or any of the really fun ingredients, it's still very decadent and the flavor combo of pecans and peanut butter are perfection.
I haven't consumed that many milkshakes in my lifetime (mostly because they're often full of dairy), BUT this milkshake is a game-changer, especially if you're looking for a dairy-free way to enjoy a dessert in a glass. You'll love these dairy-free milkshakes, which all offer different levels of decadence: Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake, Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Chunky Milkshake, Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Milkshake, and Classic Dairy-Free Strawberry Milkshake.
Plus, milkshakes like this one are super easy to make and only require a few thing: a good blender (I'm obsessed with the Beast Health blender), chopped pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, plant-based milk, dairy-free ice cream, and peanut butter. When it comes to a vegan option for ice cream, you can always find great flavor options similar to the ones used in this recipe by brands like So Delicious Dairy-Free and Van Leeuwen.
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. Check out my no-churn vanilla ice cream recipe if you aren't restricted to dairy-free.
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---depending on the recipe. Of course, for this one, you'll be adding pecans or pecan butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and a bit of cinnamon.
The ingredients for this creamy, decadent Vegan Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake are simple and easy to find. Here’s what you need:
If for any reason you aren't able to use a blender, you can still enjoy this delicious Vegan Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake. Instead, you can use a hand-mixer and have a perfectly whipped milkshake on hand.
To start, simply crush the pecans and add them in a deep bowl with the milk. Let them sit for 2-3 minutes so that they soften a bit. Next, using an electric hand-mixer, whip on low-speed until pecans are blended in. Then add softened ice creams, vanilla, peanut butter, and cinnamon and whip again until smooth and combined.
Add your Vegan Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake to your fave glass(es), top with ingredients and wallah!
When it comes to vegan milk options, there are so many possibilities. From oat milk (which I use in this recipe) soy milk to nut milk to the newest trend, potato milk, you can find a delicious plant-based option you love. And what makes these milks even better? You can make them from scratch at home! All of these dairy-free milk recipes will work for this Vegan Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake recipe:
Not at all. Basically, a milkshake is a beverage that is usually made of milk, ice cream, and other flavoring and is blended or whipped until foamy and smooth.
To top off each teat, I recommend a generous scoop of dairy-free CocoWhip and an extra drizzle softened peanut butter or pecan butter. You can also add toasted chopped pecans, vegan-friendly rainbow sprinkles, vegan marshmallows, caramel sauce, crushed cookies, you name it!
Honestly, I highly recommend making your milkshake once you're ready to drink it, however, you can make it a few minutes prior to consuming and refrigerate it. I always recommend a quick stir before consuming it.
Just a few tweaks and you can have a completely new flavor and drinking experience. Always start with your base, which would be a different flavor of ice cream and then make tweaks to the remaining ingredients like swapping the peanut butter with chocolate, strawberry, caramel sauce, and so forth. Mix and match as you please---the possibilities are endless!
Yes! Peanut butter is loaded with so many good, health-promoting nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6.
Now that you're on a dairy-free kick with this milkshake recipe, give these recipes that your entire family will love a try next:
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Oh this looks epic! Anything with peanut butter is good with me.
I'm always looking for ways to use up pecans so cannot wait to make this milkshake
Peanut butter and pecan is such a dreamy combination! Love that this is vegan, too. What an incredible summer treat!
One of the best milkShake combo. Love that its vegan too. I will soon try this.
This flavor combo of peanut butter and pecan is a game changer! Love this summer treat!
This sounds amazing! I def need to try it! Anything with Peanut Butter and I’m sold. ?
Thanks so much Jenna! It is truly delicious! I recommend trying it for sure!
This looks like a very interesting and healthy milkshake. Probably tastes delicious!
Thanks so much Kat! It was really good!
I agree that it seems like an odd combination. However, I do like pecans and I do love peanut butter. This recipe is worth a try, thank you for sharing and sure does look pretty.
Thanks so much April! Trust me, it's worth the try! I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing it tastes together! I hope that you enjoy!
We can't do peanuts in our house (allergy), but I'm wondering about trying this with cashew butter!
Yes, I use almond butter as well as an alternative sometimes and I believe that it tastes just as great, so I would guess that cashew butter works perfectly too! I hope you enjoy!
This looks like heaven. I love anything with peanut butter in it! Can't wait to try it!
Thanks so much Jamie! I love everything peanut butter as well! I do hope that you enjoy!
Peanut butter and pecan - that's an odd combination for a milk shake.
However, I can't wait to try it out to explore the taste it brings.
It could become a brunch-meal substitute I would love to try.
Yes, it's such an odd combination, but it's amazing how great it tastes! I do hope that you enjoy!