Amaretto Joy Milkshake Recipe

Autumn Giles

A lightly-spiked take on the classic Almond Joy candy bar in milkshake form. Toasted coconut flakes and rich coconut cream add tropical flavor, while amaretto liqueur adds sweetness and a little bit of booze.

Why this recipe works:

  • Toasted coconut flakes blended right into the shake mean plenty of real coconut flavor.
  • An ample base of chocolate ice cream makes for a thick, creamy shake.
  • Chilling the amaretto in advance keeps this milkshake extra chilly.

Recipe Details

Amaretto Joy Milkshake Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 2 milkshakes


  • 1 1/2 ounces amaretto liqueur, such as Disaronno

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut cream, such as Native Forest Brand

  • 3 cups chocolate ice cream, such as Häagen-Dazs

  • Finely chopped toasted almonds, for garnish

  • Whipped cream, for garnish

  • Chocolate syrup


  1. Several hours before making the drink, place bottle of amaretto in the freezer to chill.

  2. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 325°F. Add coconut flakes to a sheet pan. Toast, watching carefully, until fragrant and just slightly beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Reserve 3 tablespoons of coconut flakes for garnish and add the rest to a blender with the amaretto and coconut cream. Blend on high speed until smooth, scraping the sides as needed. There may still be tiny pieces of coconut visible, but they will be very small.

  4. Add ice cream and pulse a few times, then blend until completely smooth, about 30 seconds.

  5. Drizzle the inside of two glasses with chocolate syrup. Divide the milkshake between glasses. Top with whipped cream, the reserved toasted coconut, and toasted almonds.


Allow the ice cream to soften on the counter for 5 minutes before scooping.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
932 Calories
50g Fat
107g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 932
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 37g 184%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 91g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 243mg 19%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 799mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)