White Chocolate Cake Strawberry Milkshake

White Chocolate Cake Strawberry Milkshake

Best milkshake EVER. We got an explosion of flavors here in this beautiful pink cold shake. We have the flavors of white chocolate, vanilla cake and strawberries to give us the most perfect milkshake imaginable. I absolutely LOVE chocolate milkshakes, but I'm so serious that this one is just as incredible. 

I have tried to make creamy, rich strawberry milkshakes vegan before, but my husband never liked them because I was using coconut cream which is notoriously used to thicken up vegan shakes. Or, another popular choice is bananas. Well, bananas are great...if you like the flavor, but bananas stick out like a sore thumb in smoothies or desserts because of their strong flavor, especially if you don't like the flavor. I loathe bananas, so that choice was out too. I also didn't want the shake to taste like bananas.

I wanted this to taste just like a traditional creamy, milky strawberry shake. So, the combo of cashew milk, cashew butter and cocoa butter DID IT.

Would you just look at that gorgeous white chocolate milk. I'm telling you, this is phenomenal just as a white chocolate milk...without even adding the frozen strawberries. I was tempted to just drink it straight. In fact, this will be my go-to new hot white chocolate! Yeahhh.

This shake is LEGIT. It is perfectly sweet, tastes just like white chocolate, has a smooth gourmet taste from the vanilla and a dreamy creaminess from the cashew butter and cashew milk. SO GOOD.

I originally had another post planned today using cashew butter in a more indulgent dessert, but changed my mind after posting the Ultimate Raw Cookie Dough Chocolate Fudge Cake last week. Ever since seeing Sophia's Salted Caramel Cashew Cacao Chunk Smoothie last week, I've had a hankering to post an indulgent shake instead. That one is next on my list by the way.

For this shake, I used the most amazing raw cashew butter from Vivapura. They sent me this wonderful cashew butter to try out and I absolutely loved the smooth taste and texture. All of Vivapura's products are raw, vegan, organic and non-gmo. Thank God for companies like them that are committed to such high-quality products. They carry a large selection of products too, ranging from nuts, seeds, powders, nut butters and superfoods.

“At Vivapura, we offer the highest quality raw Superfoods filled with healthy proteins, healing antioxidants, vitamins & minerals to fuel your best health. From savory nut butters like wild jungle peanut, pecan, and almond butter to gluten free coconut flour, Vivapura offers a range of premium Superfood options.” (from their website)

I have used their products before, using their Lucuma in my 7 Ingredient Pecan Pie Bars.

Sprinkles just made everything more fun and festive and pretty, don't they?

I'm super anxious to hear what you think of this amazing vegan white chocolate cake strawberry milkshake! Be sure to leave me feedback below after you make it and feel free to tag me on Instagram at #thevegan8!

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White Chocolate Cake Strawberry Milkshake

The combo of white chocolate, vanilla cake and strawberries come together for the most delicious, rich and smooth dairy-free milkshake! You won't miss any dairy after this one!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cashew milk (I used So Delicious , or you can use another creamy plant milk like light coconut milk or soy)
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or agave, 30 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons Vivapura cashew butter (use sunbutter if allergic)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted cocoa butter (40 g)
  • 2 cups or One 10 oz bag FROZEN strawberries (280 g)
  • Vegan Sprinkles (I used Let's Do Organic , see Notes below)
  • Coconut cream for topping (optional)
  • Note
  • If you don't want to use cashew milk, just make sure to select another plant milk that is creamy with some fat in it for best results. Light coconut milk or soy milk would be the best options. You can also sub the cashew butter for sunbutter, but it will change the vanilla cake-ish flavor some.


  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the frozen strawberries to a blender and process until very smooth. Add the strawberries and process just until combined and thick. Serve immediately. Makes 2 small smoothies or 1 large. This shake is really rich, so we definitely shared it between 2 of us. I topped them with whipped coconut cream and strawberries.
Recipe Type: Dessert


*Raw, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, coconut-free (if you leave off the topping), nut-free option
*Sprinkles: most brands are not vegan. I have a vegan brand by Let's Do Organic that you can order on Amazon or get at Whole Foods or some HEB's. They are very ugly in color though, so I did not want to use them in the photos. I used some that I've had forever in my pantry, but we use the ones by Let's Do Organic for consumption.



  1. Oh WOW Brandi that looks mouthwatering! I've never actually bought cocoa butter before but I'm now thinking... I might have toD:
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much, you are so sweet!! I LOVE cocoa butter!
  2. Spectacularly delicious. I'm making your cinnamon coconut butter cheesecake this weekend for a posting next week but this one will be close behind...I'm practically living off of smoothies these days and love how frozen strawberries work up with minimal sugar. Beautifully done Brandi.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Oh Yay!! I can't wait to hear what you think of it! It's one of my favorite desserts ever!! Thank you so much Angela!!
  3. Cashew cream and butter is amazing stuff! This looks really awesome Brandi. Thanks for the recipe.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I agree! I don't love cashew butter on it's own so much, but mixed into recipes it gives such a wonderful creamy vanilla, floral flavor that I just love. Thank you Linda!
  4. I've been craving a shake since Sophia posted hers too! This one looks so amazing, Brandi! I just made a batch of fresh cashew butter yesterday, can't wait to use it to make one of these!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      It's sooooo good Leah! Sophia's shake is to die for too...I just made it and loved it! Let me know please if you make this!
  5. Wow, this is my kind of shake! This looks incredibly delicious, can't wait to try this! I love all the ingredients here, strawberries, cashew butter and milk, yes please! I'll have to make a batch of cashew milk! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Florian! It seriously is so thick, creamy and indulgent...one of the best milkshakes I've had and it's not even dark chocolate, hahaha!
  6. OMG This shake looks amazing!! I'm definitely more of a chocolate shake girl but it looks like this recipe might convert me! Cocoa butter is genius to use in this recipe, can't wait to try it (just need some strawberries)!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Meee too! That is what surprised me...I LOVE chocolate the most...but dang this was AWESOME! Blew my mind how good it was! Please let me know if you try it!!
  7. So as you obviously know, I got a notification that you linked to my shake, and in true me fashion I had to check out from where. Well, I saw this recipe and immediately decided I NEEDED to try it. And literally made this bad boy before it was even posted on your social media!! LOL!! End result?? TO DIE FOR!! Now I can obsessively go back and forth between this and mine and NEVER tire of either flavor. Get your bathing suit on people, because you will want to go swimming in this beauty!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I'm sooo happy you loved it so much Sophia! I'm super duper happy to hear that!! LOL!
  8. I think I'll be skipping all normal meals for the next few days and eating this INSTEAD! Oh my, girl!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Sounds like a GREAT meal to me, haha!
  9. I love the contrast of tall stemmed glasses against the fun factor of sprinkles and milkshakes and adorable tiny hands <3 Yes, sprinkles absolutely make everything a million times more fun. Put them on everything, please! I don't even care about eating them, but it just makes me happy to see them :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awww thanks so much Natalie for your compliments on my photos!! Thanks for taking the time to appreciate them. I agree...sprinkles are so fun and so pretty, but I don't care to eat them either, haha! I just did it for effect!
  10. This looks heavenly!!! I love strawberry milkshakes, but this one looks better than any that I've ever had. We just ran out of strawberries otherwise I would be making this right now. How adorable is that sweet little hand in the sprinkles??!?! So precious. And that spoon is super cute! Can't wait to make this!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awww thanks so much Mandy! I really appreciate your kind words!! Doesn't Olivia's hand just make the best pictures?! haha! I think you will love this, I hope you get to make it soon!!
      • Oh, my!!! Willow and I shared this for an afternoon treat yesterday - wow! Like I stated in my IG post, I'm more of a vanilla or chocolate shake person, but this one reminded me of all three wonderful shakes. Who would have thought that cashew butter, cacao butter and vanilla would have created such a cake-like flavor?! Willow and I both loved it! Glad we're stocked up on frozen strawberries because I know we'll be making this again.
  11. WOW!! This looks amazing! Def the best milkshake!! ...love all the fun sprinkles! SO pretty!! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Cailee! You are so kind!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Cailee, that is so sweet of you!!
  12. Oh my gawd! I've never seen anything cuter! And it looks so delicious!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awww thank you so much sweet Poppy!! xx
  13. Yum! This looks so good! People won't believe it's completely vegan!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      You are very right, nobody would know the difference, as it is just as rich, thick and creamy! Thank you Mary!
  14. loved it Brandi DELISH
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Yosie! Thank you so much for letting me know!!
  15. i love this shake! the only problem i had was a strange after taste from the vanilla powder. i switched over to vanilla extract and the after taste was gone.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Allison! So happy you loved it! Oh, that is probably because of the vanilla powder you used. Some brands have some fake sweeteners added to them and leave a really nasty aftertaste. The one I use is this. It is real vanilla bourbon bean and it is DIVINE. The taste, smell and everything. You should try this one! Sur La Table sells it in their stores as well. http://amzn.to/29vqDc4
  16. I think there is a song that starts with the words "I don't know you but I love you". How appropriate because I've tried to make vegan cashew vanilla ice creams and tried to add strawberries in the past and they've been just ok. This was fantastic. This is what I will take with me when my guys want to go to Sonic and I'm tempted by all the shakes, and this is so much better. Thank you for putting this up.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awww Marleigh, that was such incredible feedback! SO very happy to hear you loved this so much, it's definitely one of my favorite shakes ever!

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