Indulge in a Creamy Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie

Are you a coffee lover looking for a refreshing way to enjoy your morning brew? Look no further than this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie recipe.

This delicious blend of brewed coffee, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder creates the perfect pick-me-up to start your day. Whether you’re in the mood for a creamy coffee milkshake or a protein-packed smoothie, this recipe has got you covered.

With a handful of simple ingredients, including frozen bananas and protein powder, you can easily whip up this tasty treat in minutes. Plus, with substitutions and variations included in the recipe, you can customize it to your liking and switch things up whenever you’re in the mood for something different.

So why settle for plain old coffee when you can indulge in a rich and flavorful Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie? Give it a try and taste the difference for yourself.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie
Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie

Are you a coffee lover who also enjoys indulging in sweet treats? If the answer is yes, then you’ll absolutely love this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie recipe. Not only does it satisfy your caffeine craving, but it’s also packed with chocolatey goodness and a touch of vanilla extract for an extra layer of flavor.

What makes this recipe so special is how easy it is to customize to fit your personal taste preferences. Whether you like your coffee smoothies with a strong coffee flavor or prefer a lighter, more dessert-like drink, this recipe has got you covered. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile – perfect for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or even as a post-workout protein shake.

The ingredient list may seem intimidating at first, but I assure you that this recipe is worth the effort. With everything from frozen bananas to almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and protein powder, this drink is not only delicious but also healthy. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding in some chia seeds or Greek yogurt for an extra dose of nutrition.

Trust me when I say that once you try this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie, it’ll become your new go-to drink. So why waste your time and money at a coffee shop when you can whip up a delicious and healthy smoothie at home? Give this recipe a try today and experience the best of both worlds – coffee and chocolate all in one refreshing drink!

Ingredient List

 Sip into sweet and creamy goodness with our Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie.
Sip into sweet and creamy goodness with our Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie.

Let’s gather the ingredients!

  • Brewed coffee: 3/4 cup of cold brewed coffee works perfectly in this smoothie. You can also use 1/2 cup of cold brew concentrate or any strong coffee of your choice.
  • Frozen banana: A ripe banana (1) sliced and frozen ahead of time, will give your smoothie a creamy texture and natural sweetness without adding any extra sugar.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 3-4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder will give this smoothie the rich chocolate flavor that you’re looking for.
  • Vanilla protein powder: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder will add an extra boost of protein to make it a protein-rich breakfast smoothie.
  • Ice cream: For an even creamier texture, 1 scoop or about 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream will do the trick. Use low-fat or non-dairy options if preferred.
  • Almond milk: Use 1 cup of almond milk, or substitute if preferred with soy milk or other plant-based milk.
  • Vanilla extract: Adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to your smoothie will enhance the vanilla flavor and aroma.
  • Crushed ice: Mix into your drink around a handful of crushed ice before you blend to make the drink cooler and have a more refreshing taste.
  • Optional Add-Ins:
  • Peanut butter: You add around 1 tbsp of peanut butter for extra creaminess and some healthy fats.
  • Chia seeds: Add around 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to add more nutrient-dense fiber to your drink.

The Recipe How-To

 Take your morning coffee game to the next level with this delicious smoothie.
Take your morning coffee game to the next level with this delicious smoothie.

After you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to make your coffee vanilla chocolate smoothie. Prepare your blender and follow these steps:

Step 1: Brew coffee and let it cool down

Brew about 1/2 cup of ground coffee beans using a coffee maker or French press. Let the brewed coffee cool down in room temperature or in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 2: Gather all ingredients

Beside the cooled brewed coffee, prepare and measure all of the ingredients according to the recipe. It is important to measure everything accurately to ensure perfect results.

Step 3: Put everything into the blender

Put all ingredients into the blender. This includes, but not limited to, 1 frozen banana, cocoa powder, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, vanilla extract, and of course, the cooled brewed coffee.

Step 4: Blend smooth

Blend all ingredients together until it becomes smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more liquid or ice as needed.

Step 5: Pour and Enjoy!

Once you’ve achieved your desired consistency, pour it in a tall glass and enjoy your creamy and delicious coffee vanilla chocolate smoothie. You can also top it with whipped cream and shaved chocolates for added flavor.

Remember, this recipe is highly customizable. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some other complementary ingredients such as peanut butter, chia seeds or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a more indulgent experience. So go ahead and take advantage of this amazing recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get a burst of energy and flavor with this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie.
Get a burst of energy and flavor with this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie.

Looking to switch things up with your coffee vanilla chocolate smoothie recipe? Fear not, for there are plenty of substitutions and variations to experiment with!

For a stronger coffee flavor, try using cold brew instead of regular brewed coffee. You can also add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the ingredient list and blend it with the rest of the ingredients.

If you prefer your smoothie on the creamier side, swap almond milk for full fat or 2% milk, or even ice cream. You can also add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an extra boost.

For a nutty twist on the classic chocolate-coffee combo, try adding a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter into the blender blend.

In the mood for something fruity? Swap out the cocoa powder for strawberry or raspberry powder, and add in some fresh berries too!

If you want to sneak some greens into your smoothie, add a handful of spinach or kale into the mixture – it’ll provide added vitamins and nutrients without affecting the taste. You could also mix in chia seeds for added fiber and omega-3s.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to substitutions and variations! Don’t be afraid to get creative and make this coffee vanilla chocolate smoothie recipe your own by experimenting with your favorite ingredients.

Serving and Pairing

 Our smoothie is the perfect combination of indulgent chocolate and rich vanilla flavors.
Our smoothie is the perfect combination of indulgent chocolate and rich vanilla flavors.

This Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie is a great treat that satisfies both your chocolate and coffee cravings. It’s perfect to enjoy for breakfast, as a mid-day snack or even as a dessert after dinner. You can also pair it with some delicious breakfast pastries such as croissants or muffins, or you can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an even creamier delight.

For a healthy breakfast on-the-go, try pairing this smoothie with some whole-grain toast or a bowl of fresh fruit. If you want to make it more satisfying and nutritious, add some chia seeds, almond butter or protein powder. You can also blend in some Greet Yogurt for additional creaminess and a tangy taste.

When entertaining guests, you can serve this smoothie alongside other smoothies such as a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Milkshake or Chocolate Chip Smoothie. You can also complement the coffee flavor by serving Espresso Macarons or Cappuccino Cupcakes.

If you’re looking to cool off on hot summer days, you can simply pour this smoothie over crushed ice into tall glasses and make refreshing Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie slushies. You can also turn it into a frappe by blending in some whipped cream or replacing the ice cubes with coffee ice cubes.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this recipe is versatile and delicious in multiple ways. It’s perfect for any time of day and occasion – whether you’re craving something sweet or simply need an extra boost of energy.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Start your day strong with a delicious and refreshing Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie.
Start your day strong with a delicious and refreshing Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie.

One of the great things about this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer for later use.

To make ahead, blend all the smoothie ingredients together in a blender and pour into an air-tight container. You can store it for up to 24 hours in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer. Having a pre-blended coffee smoothie recipe will come in handy for busy mornings or when you’re on-the-go.

When reheating, simply take out your pre-made smoothie from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for a few hours. If you’re using an ice pack, add your frozen smoothie bag on top so it can thaw gradually by lunchtime.

If you prefer to have your smoothie chilled, you can also store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Make sure to transfer it into an air-tight container before storing.

In terms of notes on storage, it is advisable that you store your coffee smoothie away from strong-smelling foods as they absorb every scent they come into contact with. For long-term storage, place your frozen coffee smoothies in a preferred bag or container and seal tightly to prevent freezer burn.

Lastly, be sure to check your smoothie check before serving to note any separation of liquid or settling. Simply give it a shake or stir before enjoying.

With these tips, you can enjoy this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie Recipe anytime fresh, chilled, or reheated with full taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Our Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie is a perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess.
Our Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie is a perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess.

To master this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie Recipe, you need to get a few things right. Here are my top tips to ensure perfect results every time:

1. Use a high-powered blender: A standard blender might not be up to the task of blending ice cream and frozen banana into a smooth, creamy consistency. A high-powered blender will make quick work of everything and ensure that you don’t end up with any lumps.

2. Refrigerate your ingredients: To make sure your smoothie is nice and chilled, it’s best to use cold ingredients. Make sure your coffee and milk are cold before adding them to the blender, and keep your ice cream in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.

3. Adjust the sweetness to your liking: This recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa powder, so you’ll need to add some sweetness if it’s too bitter for your taste. Try adding a little extra honey or maple syrup until it tastes just right.

4. Experiment with different types of milk: Whether you’re using almond milk, cow’s milk or soy milk, each type of milk will impart its unique flavor on the smoothie. Experiment with different types of milk until you find one that you love.

5. Add protein powder for an extra boost: If you’re looking for a protein-packed smoothie that will keep you feeling full all morning, try adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the mix.

By following these tips, you can make delicious Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothies that will have everyone coming back for more!


As a barista, I’ve come across many questions about coffee and coffee-related recipes. This section will address some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this coffee vanilla chocolate smoothie recipe. So, read on to learn more about this tasty and energizing drink.

Is it safe to put coffee in smoothie?

Incorporating ground coffee into your smoothie is both safe and beneficial for your health. This creative twist brings extra flavor and texture to your smoothie, whilst also granting an added caffeine boost without requiring brewed coffee.

Should you put vanilla extract in a smoothie?

Whether you’re fond of vanilla extract or vanilla beans, don’t limit their usage on merely baked goods. They can also be a great addition to smoothies, providing a boost of flavor and sweetness. A trick I like to do is mix vanilla and cinnamon into my banana smoothie, giving it a warm and cozy twist.

Can I put coffee beans in my smoothie?

Here’s a unique way to combine your morning coffee and smoothie routine: try using ground coffee beans in your smoothie instead of brewed coffee! This method gives your smoothie an extra boost of caffeine and a bit of texture. Simply blend all your ingredients together in a blender and enjoy this energizing treat.

What is a chocolate smoothie made of?

To make a rich and creamy chocolate smoothie, begin by putting cocoa powder and chocolate chips into a blender. Then, pour soy milk and blend until the mixture is smooth. Once blended, add in both banana and yogurt and continue to blend until there are no lumps of banana left. Finally, toss in some crushed ice and blend again until the smoothie is ice-cold and slushy in texture.

Bottom Line

This Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie Recipe has quickly become one of my favorite indulgences. With its delicious blend of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla flavors, it’s the perfect treat for any time of day. Whether you need a quick breakfast on the go, a mid-day pick-me-up, or a sweet after-dinner dessert, this smoothie recipe has you covered.

Not only is it delicious and satisfying, but it also offers numerous health benefits. With protein powder and nutrient-dense ingredients like banana and chia seeds, this smoothie recipe provides sustained energy and helps keep you full longer.

So give this Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie Recipe a try today! Experiment with different substitutions and variations to make it your own. You won’t be disappointed!

Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie

Coffee Vanilla Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

This is a great refreshing coffee anytime treat. I serve it in an 8-ounce wine glass for an extra special presentation. The coffee can be left over from your brew in the morning for an afternoon treat by placing it in the refrigerator. *Cooking time is mixing time in blender.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Servings 4 8-ounce glasses
Calories 12.9 kcal


  • 1 cup brewed coffee (cold)
  • 1 cup vanilla fudge ripple ice cream
  • 1/4 cup french vanilla non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup ice (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (optional)


  • In a blender mix coffee, ice cream, non-dairy creamer, vanilla, milk together.
  • Then add crushed ice and blend until smooth.
  • Top with whip cream.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup over whip cream.
  • Enjoy.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 141gCalories: 12.9kcalCarbohydrates: 0.9gProtein: 0.6gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 1.5mgSodium: 9.6mgSugar: 0.9g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Smoothies, Sweet
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