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Recipe: Red Velvet Shakes

Recipe: Red Velvet Shakes

Red Velvet Shakes

by Erin Fletter
Photo by Danang Zulkarnain/
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
4-6 servings

Equipment Checklist

  • Blender (or pitcher + immersion blender
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons


Red Velvet Shakes

  • 3 C milk **(for DAIRY ALLERGY sub dairy-free/nut-free milk)**
  • 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder **(for CHOCOLATE ALLERGY sub carob powder)**
  • 5 T sugar/honey/agave
  • 1 small cooked or canned beet
  • 1 handful of chocolate chips **(for CHOCOLATE ALLERGY sub carob chips; for DAIRY/NUT/SOY ALLERGY use Enjoy Life brand)**
  • 2 C ice

Food Allergen Substitutions

Red Velvet Shakes

  • Dairy: Substitute dairy-free/nut-free milk. Use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips.
  • Chocolate: Substitute carob powder for cocoa powder. Substitute carob chips for chocolate chips.
  • Nut: Use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips.
  • Soy: Use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips.


Red Velvet Shakes

combine + blend

Have your kids measure and combine 3 cups milk, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1 beet, and 1 handful of chocolate chips. Blend until smooth. Add 2 cups of ice and blend again. Taste—does it need more cocoa, milk, sweetener? Adjust and enjoy!

The Yolk's On You

What do you call a happy vegetable? 

Up Beet.

Lettuce Joke Around

"Knock, knock!" 

"Who’s there?" 


"Imogen who?" 

"I can’t imogen life without chocolate!"

The Yolk's On You

What did the Red Velvet Cake say to the artificial red food dye? 

"Just BEET it!"

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