Fancy making your favorite healthy beverage a little more adult? It’s obvious that these bloggers did because they’ve come up with a range of alcoholic smoothie and boozy milkshake recipes that’ll likely blow your mind!
The whole vegan alcohol thing comes as a bit of a shock when you first adopt a plant-based lifestyle, but these recipes will help out. Just remember to double-check that the booze you are adding is vegan-friendly and you’re good to go. Barnivore is a great place for that.
So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
Kahlua milkshake (Dom Pedro)
Lovers of Black Russians will be more than familiar with Kahlua, and this delicious plant-based version of a South African classic boozy milkshake, Dom Pedro, will surely be a hit with anyone who tries it too.
Alison over at Loving It Vegan has absolutely nailed this recipe and her blog is full of so many glorious vegan delights that you’ll wonder how you coped without them. Loving It Vegan is definitely one for the bookmark folder!
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Vegan creamy vanilla coconut mojito smoothie
Lindsay Cotter is a gluten-free wonder woman who’s blog has helped thousands of people improve their health and wellbeing. While not all of her recipes are vegan-friendly, the ones that are are absolutely amazing…especially this one!
Everyone loves a mojito, and when you make it creamy and coconutty too, well, I’m sold! So, if you’re looking to add a little kick to your coconut, try Lindsay’s amazing alcoholic smoothie.
Check out the recipe here.
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Salted caramel milkshake
I know, salted caramel has been done to death somewhat, but bear with me on this one. First of all, Kristina Sloggett of Spabettie fame was early to the game as this recipe first appeared back in 2012. Second, it’s just freakin’ delicious! Seriously, go there now and start whipping up one (or two) of your own.
Kristina even shows you how to make your vegan version of Bailey’s Irish cream, and this dairy-free delight will wow even the most ardent of non-vegans, so it’s definitely one for your arsenal.
Dig into this boozy milkshake once and you’ll never look back.
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Blueberry bourbon boozy smoothie
I love Abby, creator of Heart of a Baker. Why? Well, she brings you goodness like her blueberry bourbon boozy smoothie, for a start! Her blog is absolutely jam-packed with vegan sweet treats and goodies, all of which are easy to follow and create stunning results. It’s a winner, for sure.
This alcoholic smoothie catches the eye as well as the tastebuds…just look at it! The deep purple hues are are stunning to behold, and it only takes 5 minutes to whizz up. So, no excuses, head over to Abby’s place on the web right now.
You won’t regret it.
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Vegan eggnog with cinnamon whiskey
Oh boy! Gone are the days when eggnog was solely for Christmas now that I’ve found this recipe from Margaret over at Veggie Primer. While the ingredient list may look a little intimidating, this recipe is extremely easy to put together…and the results are amazing!
If you haven’t already visited Veggie Primer, you really should make your way over there pronto. Margaret has put together some amazing dishes, and the range of recipes is quite remarkable. Reward her hard work by giving them a go yourself and letting her know how you get on.
Boozy banana rum raisin smoothie
Rum raisin ice cream is one thing, but this adult alcohol smoothie is quite another! Brought to you by the wonderful Rowena over at the brilliantly named Apron and Sneakers, this dairy-free masterpiece is and absolute must for all vegans.
The recipe couldn’t be simpler and you’ll likely have all five ingredients at home already, so you can get started straight away. A word of warning, though, stopping at one might be more difficult than you think!
MAKE YOUR ICE CREAM DAIRY FREE
Okay, so this is neither a smoothie or a milkshake per se, but it is delicious so it’s going in. Hey, it’s my blog, after all!
I adore the Simple Vegan Blog by Alberto and Iosune (you might remember they also featured in my vegan bacon recipes roundup a while back) and their take on Bailey’s Irish cream is well worth a return visit.
I especially love the fact that they give you the freedom to adjust the recipe as you see fit, encouraging you to experiment throughout the page. Not that you need to make any adjustments; it’s perfect just as it is.
Mixed fruits and cilantro vodka smoothie
Now, I’ve got a confession to make – I’m not the world’s biggest fan of cilantro.
It’s one of those ingredients that divides opinion straight down the middle, and I’m on the wrong side! That being said, for every yin there must be a yang, so it would be remiss of me not to include this recipe by Claire Gallam of nutritionfor.us.
This vodka smoothie will undoubtedly delight those of you who dig the multi-named herb (cilantro…coriander…Chinese parsley…dhania!) and the images of this mixed fruit alcohol smoothie certainly look delicious.
Oh, and there’s vodka in it, which is never a bad thing. Did I mention that already?
Peanut butter bourbon milkshake
Think dessert in a glass. Think boozy dessert in a glass. Actually, don’t think about it all, just make it! This is one hell of a recipe from the ever-wonderful Jeanine of Love and Lemons, and I just know you’re going to fall in love with it as much as I have.
Love and Lemons is one of the first places I fire up if ever I’m stuck for something delicious to make, so if you haven’t already had the pleasure I suggest you get yourself over there quick. Jeanine has an amazing array of recipes, and she even has her own book on the shelves, too!
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Peach hibiscus margarita
This is definitely one for when the sun is high in the sky and the clouds are nowhere to be seen. Glue and Glitter’s peach hibiscus margarita is pure refreshment in a glass, and it packs a fair punch too!
I’ve been a fan of Becky’s blog for a while now (check out her crispy salt and pepper tofu – amazing!) and this cocktail-come-smoothie is worthy of anyone’s consideration – vegan or not!
Boozy choc covered cherry shake
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. And, once again, chocolate.
Pair that magical foodstuff with cherries and a dash of hazlenut liqueur and you’ll be in your happy place in no time. This alcoholic milkshake comes courtesy of Meg van der Kruik, the genius behind the wonderful This Mess is Ours blog.
The best thing about this choc cherry shake (apart from the chocolate) is that it’s just so simple to make. Five minutes with a decent blender and you’re done. All that remains then is to kick back and enjoy the delicious drink you’ve created. Perfect!
Vegan mint matcha shamrock shake
Dana does it again!
Is there any plant-based recipe out there where Minimalist Baker doesn’t feature in the top 10 somewhere? I doubt it. Not only are Dana’s recipes amazing to make, they are simply beautiful to behold too. Her photography is amongst the best in the ‘net.
With just six ingredients, this take on the classic shamrock shake is perfect for when you want to wow your friends with the minimum amount of fuss. The actual recipe itself is non-alcoholic, but as Dana mentions in the write-up, making it boozy is as easy as adding a little Creme de Menthe, Bailey’s (vegan version, of course), or Irish Whiskey.
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Boozy creamsicle floats
Okay, so these are neither milkshakes or smoothies, really, but would you want to be without them?
Rachel’s vegan recipe is as much a dessert as it is a drink, but the addition of a little of the hard stuff makes it a worthy entry to finish up our post with.
Five ingredients are all it takes to make these beautiful and scrumptious glasses of joy and they’re the perfect way to finish up a meal with friends. Alternatively, you could keep them to yourself. I’ll tell no one.
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That’s it; 13 amazing boozy smoothies and alcoholic milkshakes to either shake off the winter blues or celebrate summer with.
If you’ve got a favorite that I haven’t featured here, drop me a line in the comments section below.
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About The Author:
Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.
Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!