Quickie: Spicy Vanilla & Cupcake Batter Milkshake (USA)

Quickie: Spicy Vanilla & Cupcake Batter Milkshake (USA)

Each week I post a sweet or savoury, healthy recipe!

This Recipe 

The day I discovered my favorite milkshake was an unexpected one. We had ordered food to-go from our then local place in NYC (that would later become a hugely popular mini chain.) I thought what I had in my hands was a lovely chocolate milkshake, little did I realize that it was the BEST milkshake in the entire new york area (only slightly exaggerating here) and it wasn't the least bit chocolate.

You know when you have that first sip or bite of something without any anticipation and then BOOM it's amazing? That's a great feeling. That was the day I tried my first Spicy Vanillla Milkshake. I couldn't pinpoint the flavours at first - it was sweet but hot as well. Whoever thought of this combination in a milkshake is a pure genius. 

I'm no longer living in NYC so this beauty is not as readily available. That's probably a good thing considering all the fat and sugar that goes into making it. Fortunately, I've come up with a healthy substitute inspired by the original...with a few twists.

Now, I could have gone ahead and just recreated the Spicy & Vanilla Milkshake but, without real cream and sugar, it's just not going to compare. I'd rather make something that's just as tasty in its own right; Spicy Vanilla meet Cupcake Batter. 

Makes1 big glass. 


    • 1 small handful of macadamia nuts 
    • 2 small or medium bananas, frozen overnight (freeze after you peel and chop them)
    • 1 cup or 240mL of coconut milk (put in fridge overnight for extra creaminess)
    • 1/4 cup or 60mL of cashew milk (optional)
    • 2 tsp or 10mL of vanilla extract 
    • 1 tsp or 5mL of MELTED honey
    • 1 tsp or 4g of hot chilli powder (and extra 1/2 tsp if you like it spicier) 


    • Straws
    • Sprinkles 


      First, make sure that you've prepped your ingredients as listed. There's nothing worse than looking forward to a treat and having to wait longer! 

      When everything is ready, plop it all into a blender or food processor (except for your garnish of course.) Once you get the consistency you want, decorate as you like and serve. I put sprinkles on mine, ok it's a tiny bit naughty...but you have to honor the inner child!