Thank you to Almond Cow for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are mine.
These healthy Almond Joy Shakes are a cool and refreshing summer treat inspired by your favorite candy that is healthy and delicious!
“On days like these when skies are blue and fields are green” those cold, gray wintry doldrums and early Spring days feel like a dream- and at times I wonder how I managed through the short hours of sunlight, the bitter air, and endless mounds of snow. Looking upon the now lush and full hedges, chirping with the song and dance of sparrows and mourning doves; feeling the warm breeze that is laced with the salty sea and sweet floral that is in full bloom; I wonder, which is truly the dream.
I’m entranced by the beauty of summer to say the least, but as the saying goes, “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” While my eyes are cast under the spell of Summer’s beauty, I find the rest of my body is not. The temperatures are risings, and that beautiful aforementioned breeze is a hot one, certainly offering no relief from the thickening humidity.
To complicate matters further, I have the strangest craving for something sweet; surely, however, I am not about to turn the oven on. Eager to return to my earlier state of summer bliss, it suddenly dawns on me that I have a cool jug of fresh almond milk in the fridge, frozen bananas, and a can of coconut milk that has now turned to cream after chilling for several hours. Ah yes, a healthy Almond Joy Shake will surely soothe my troubles.
I’m not one for big projects, but recently I was approached by the makers of Almond Cow Milk Machine, to see if I were interested in making my own almond milk.
I cannot remember the last time I actually had milk. I’ve been drinking almond milk and coconut milk now for years…before it was ‘Vogue’. So, yes, this sounds like something I would be very interested in. However, what really sealed the deal for me was the simplicity and ease of Almond Cow. It’s basically a two-step endeavor with minimal effort and cleanup. Step 1: soak the almonds. Step 2: transfer the almonds to the Almond Cow, add water, and let the machine take care of the rest in 30 seconds. I was absolutely on board with this idea!
I had the pleasure of trying out Almond Cow Milk Machine for myself and couldn’t believe how easy it was. And in case you were wondering, it is not only easier but also cheaper than store-bought. A few almonds will give you an entire carton worth of almond milk, and for the bag of almonds I have in the pantry, I can probably get 6 cartons worth of almond milk for that.
You can have a lot of fun with this machine and it doesn’t just stop at almonds. You can make cashew milk, coconut milk, and pecan milk. Check out the video below for ideas on how to flavor your milk as well and see for yourself just how easy it is to use.
Today’s recipe includes the homemade almond milk I made earlier this week, along with a few delicious added ingredients like frozen bananas, coconut, chocolate, and a drizzle of honey for added sweetness.
These shakes or soft serves, whichever you prefer are healthy, refreshing and inspired by one of my favorite candies- Almond Joys.
Healthy Almond Joy Shake
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- 4–5 medium bananas, frozen
- 3/4 cup fresh almond milk
- Cream of 1 can chilled coconut milk
- 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Chocolate syrup for garnish
- Almonds for garnish
- Make the almond milk as directed.
- In a blender or food processor, blend together, bananas, almond milk, coconut milk cream, coconut flakes, chocolate chips and honey until thick and smooth.
- Optional: Dip the rims of your glasses in honey then in coconut.
- Fill each glass then top with extra coconut flakes, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup and almonds.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 4
So whip one up for yourself and enjoy all summer long.
Juli Purcell says
Oh my goodness! Almond Joy is my fave cndy bar ever! I have to try this!!!
These are so pretty!!! I want one right now 😀
I have never heard of the Almond Cow, I have made my own almond and cashew milk but this looks so much easier! I’m loving these shakes too.. 🙂
As I am reading this, I am sitting beneath an almond tree that’s soon to overwhelm me with almonds. Perhaps I shall invest in an almond cow machine. These shakes look so refreshing!
Catherine, this shake sounds delicious! It’s good and pretty too. The Almond Cow Machine is new to me and I will be checking it out. Perfect for summer! Thanks and have a great week! Hugs
As a coconut lover, this shake sounds absolutely perfect! Plus it’s been so hot out, a cold shake sounds perfect!
What a treat! They look so delicious and perfect for summer. We’ve switched to almond milk quite a while back too. I want my own almond cow machine!!
Denise Wright says
This looks divine!
I never heard of the Almond Cow, it sounds easy to use!
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
These look amazing! Plus this is one of my favorite candy bars. Yum!!
Almond Joys were my mom’s favorite candy, so when I see recipes like this I think of her. This shake sounds really yummy!
Adriana Lopez Martn says
what a beutiful shake or smoothie really enjoy coconut almonds and chocolate so this is one I would try your presentation is also superb nice job
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
Every time I see this photo I want to jump into the screen and grab a glass. You’ve done a magnificent job of capturing the richness of the sake. Looks like I’ll have to make one.
Veena Azmanov says
I love Almond Candy and this looks so yum. The pictures really make me want grab one of these. Love the combination –
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
I haven’t heard of the Almond Cow machine before. My husband loves those candies so I bet he’d enjoy this shake.
Molly Kumar says
This is so delicious and looks absolutely perfect! I’ve never made almond milk at home but the machine makes it look so easy to make. Totally love the fresh homemade almond milk for such recipes.
my brother is a huge fan of almond joys an he would totally love this, definitely going to send this to him!
Claudia Lamascolo says
I just love this recipe and the photos make me drool!
Karyl Henry says
Oh, Almond Joy is one of my favorite candies! I love that you make a shake that tastes just like it. And I like that you use almond milk too, so it’s healthier than the traditional
marie johson says
OMG love this shake <3 One of the best recipe i've ever tried <3