This dairy-free strawberry milkshake gets its creaminess from a secret ingredient


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Enjoying a hot summer day with an ice cream cone dripping down your hand is truly magical. But you can skip the mess with a milkshake. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice-cold shake through a straw. While a dairy-free milkshake is often made with a banana base, you can use one of your favorite vegetables instead.

Cauliflower makes a great lower-sugar, dairy-free milkshake, according to Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker. She never thought she’d enjoy drinking cauliflower, but it happened. And she’s accepted it. “If you’d told me 10 years ago that I’d be putting the words ‘cauliflower’ and ‘milkshake’ in the same recipe title, I would have told you you’d lost your mind. And yet here we are, working cauliflower into a dang milkshake,” she writes.

Cauliflower provide creaminess while sneaking plenty of fiber, vitamin C, and folate into your dessert. Unlike some cauliflower recipes, this one isn’t messy. All you need to do is blend frozen riced cauliflower with a few handfuls of frozen strawberries, raw cashews, and almond milk. “It tastes nothing like cauliflower and everything like a milkshake,” she says.

So, yes, this summer I’m most definitely going to be one of those people who’s whipping up dairy-free milkshakes. What’s better than eating your vegetables for dessert?

For other healthy dessert options, try these vegan chocolate chip cookies. And if you want to add some fruit into the mix, these 20 options won’t disappoint.

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