Do not be misled by my mediocre photography. I can assure you, this Halo Top milkshake recipe is a hit. It’s guiltless yet profoundly satisfying with decadent flavor and ample volume. Not only does this milkshake help pacify binge eating temptations for days, it’s also loaded with protein and other healthy ingredients that help fuel athletic recovery and lean muscle mass.
I’m not going to lie, the Toasted Coconut flavor of Halo Top ice cream is one of my favorite things in the world. With that said, you can adapt this milkshake recipe to virtually any flavor Halo Top. It’s the process and concept of this recipe that makes it so special.
Beyond being vegan, a special quality about this Halo Top milkshake recipe is that it’s “malted.” Because traditional malted milkshakes are heavily dairy-based, recreating a vegan malted milkshake is an interesting and uncommon idea. This is where the special ingredient comes into play: maca root powder.
Not only does maca have a distinct, malty flavor, but it’s also an anabolic, so it actually helps build muscle mass. Maca also has a reputation for boosting energy and sex drive, but the internet is full of mixed reports, so don’t take that as scientific fact.
By combining the maca with a well-balanced protein powder and plant-milk, the Halo Top milkshake recipe is illuminated with a delicious malty flavor and rich texture. For the protein powder, selection is key. I highly suggest the following ideas in order of top recommendations first: Burt’s Bees Daily Protein, Orgain Organic Protein, PlantFusion Complete Protein, and Garden of Life RAW Protein. As for honorable mentions, Vega Clean Protein and MRM Veggie Elite would also be good options.
- 1 cup plant milk (Toasted Coconut Califia)
- 1 cup of Halo Top Toasted Coconut
- 1 scoop of Burt’s Bees Daily Protein Vanilla
- 2 teaspoon of Maca powder
- Spoon half of the pint (1 cup) of your choice Halo Top ice cream into a blender. Add the protein powder, maca powder, and plant milk. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds or until thoroughly blended.
- Spoon the remainder the pint into a large, empty glass.
- Take the blended mixture and it pour it in the glass over the ice cream. Serve with tall spoon.
The nutritional information below reflects the four ingredients listed above. Depending on the type of plant milk, protein powder, and Halo Top flavor you choose, the milkshake will have slightly different nutritional information.
475 calories, 84g carbs, 21g fat, 29g protein, 680mg sodium, 25g sugar
More About the Halo Top Milkshake Recipe
Like I mentioned above, feel free to adapt this milkshake recipe to your favorite Halo Top flavors. I have found the Sea Salt Caramel flavor to work nicely with the vanilla focus of this recipe. But I have also made an incredible version of this milkshake recipe with Halo Top Chocolate ice cream and Burt’s Bees Daily Protein Chocolate. That is a quite a combination that taste like brownie batter ice cream.