A deliciously creamy smoothie that tastes just like brownie batter. This smoothie is a sweet treat to enjoy in moderation.
I know that when you read the title of this post you probably think I have lost my mind. And maybe you are right, but work just go with it. Yes, I really made a brownie batter smoothie, entirely by accident.
I thought I had an absolutely genius idea and would make a salted caramel smoothie. Salted caramel is everywhere and I absolutely love it. So it would only make sense I jump on the bandwagon and make a recipe that uses it.
Now to make a salted caramel smoothie, I needed to make a liquid version of caramel just so I could actually blend it. That sounded simple enough and I succeeded at doing so. I made a delicious caramel sauce that is liquid enough to pour and use in a smoothie. So I felt cocky and confident since I was of to a good start.
So I walked over to my Vitamix all confident I was on to something amazing. Tossed in all the ingredients I had prepared and blended it up. I poured it into a glass, had a sip and it didn’t really taste like what I was going for. It didn’t taste bad; it just wasn’t what I expected. So I did what a 5 year old would do, I added more caramel syrup and made it sweeter.
And on my second try I was blown away, somehow I managed to make a smoothie that tasted like brownie batter. I don’t know how I did it or how it is possible. But it is.
This smoothie was to die for, full of sugar. But to die for.
Is it what I was going for at the start? No. But it is damn delicious and you should definitely make one. Just make sure you enjoy this is moderation as there is definitely a lot of sugar in this smoothie.
When you are making this smoothie, you can use either soy milk or almond milk. Using either of these milks does not greatly change the flavour. If you use almond milk it will end up being frothy. The frothy layer on top doesn’t taste bad or change the flavour, it just doesn’t look the most appealing.
For more smoothie recipes make sure to check out my smoothie recipe board on Pinterest.
- 1 ½ cup almond milk or soy milk
- ½ cup raw sugar
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- In a small saucepan, add ½ cup of milk, sugar, golden syrup and half the salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer while stirring. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to cool. The mixture will thicken in the fridge but can be used for this smoothie after 30 minutes.
- Place the soy milk, ice cubes, vanilla essence, cacao powder and ¼ cup of the caramel sauce in a blender.
- Process on high until perfectly smooth, taste the smoothie and add additional caramel sauce if desired. Enjoy poured over ice.