Mocha Mint Shake

This chocolate-mint-mocha shake is fun for holiday entertaining. Garnish with a candy cane for added color and flare.


  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1 cup (230 g) vanilla light or nonfat frozen yogurt or ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, using tamper as needed, or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

For a non-dairy alternative, use soy milk and soy ice cream

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.