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German Chocolate Milkshakes

Chocolate, pecans, and coconut make one heck of a great tasting milkshake. It’s like a slice of German Chocolate Cake in a glass! Even though the weather has cooled down, I still find myself craving a milkshake every now and then and this one is super sweet and satisfying.

German Chocolate Milkshake



blog retreat


Earlier this month I went on a fabulous retreat with 9 other food bloggers- Lindsay from Life, Love and Sugar, Paula from Call Me PMc, Kita from Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore, Liz from Floating Kitchen, Beth from Beth Cakes, Amanda from Heartbeet Kitchen, Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor, Justine from Cooking and Beer, and Danae from Recipe Runner. We stayed at Watercolor Resort, which is a part of the section of Florida known as 30A. This is a part of Florida I’ve been dying to visit ever since Coastal Living did one of their Ultimate Beach Houses in Rosemary Beach. I was immediately drawn in by the fantastic architecture. There are a bunch of small beach communities one after the other along 30A, each one with it’s own personality.  It is an ideal place to vacation.

Watercolor Resort in Florida


The water is almost Caribbean-like in color and the sand is fabulously white and soft. My friend Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor organized the retreat for us. And let me tell you, this girl could undoubtedly be one of the best event planners in the southeast if she wanted to. She had a whole 2 1/2 days of fabulous events and food planned for us and it all went off without a hitch.

Watercolor Resort in Florida #southwalton

Not to mention we got to stay in some pretty fabulous digs.

This was truly a beautiful house.

Watercolor Resort in Florida #southwalton


The Perfect Pig in Seaside Florida

Among the highlights of the retreat were breakfast at The Perfect Pig where they have the best bacon and grits ever!

Pictured above is a bacon and egg breakfast sandwich completely coated in Parmesan cheese. Amazing!

Watercolor Inn Florida

Dinner at The Watercolor Inn where we had course after course of truly amazing food including Southern Deviled Eggs with Smoked Char Roe, Pan Seared Gulf Black Grouper, and Snake River Farms Eye of the Rib Eye with White Truffle Mashed Potatoes.

The Rib Eye was easily the best Rib Eye I have ever had.

Watercolor Resort

We also had a lovely smoothie breakfast courtesy of Naturipe Berries and KitchenAid.

I had the most wonderful time and am convinced girls retreats should be mandatory every few months. And I can’t wait to go back to 30A. There is still so much I want to see.


German Chocolate Milkshake


But back to this milkshake. I used my gorgeous new KitchenAid Blender to make a milkshake for German Chocolate Lovers. Don’t you love the Raspberry Ice color?

I really wanted it to have the taste that I associate with a German Chocolate Cake and that taste is of the gooey coconut and pecan icing. So I thought- why not get a container of premade Coconut Pecan Frosting and add a little to some chocolate ice cream along with some melted German chocolate to make a milkshake?

It’s a super sweet milkshake with plenty of coconut and pecan flavor.

German Chocolate Milkshake


You have to be careful how much frosting you add because it is really sweet. But you can always add some shredded coconut if you want more coconut flavor and I ended up using some for garnish on top. I love the chewy texture of the coconut and crunch of the pecans with this creamy milkshake.

German Chocolate Milkshake


So I really want to hear. Have you ever been to the 30A area of Florida? As much as I’ve always been partial to the beaches of the Carolinas, I have to say I’m quite smitten with this area of Florida and can’t wait to go back.

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German Chocolate Milkshake

German Chocolate Milkshakes

German Chocolate Milkshakes have plenty of coconut and pecan flavor and are topped with melted German chocolate.
PREP: 10 minutes


  • 3 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut pecan frosting
  • 2 ounces German chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • toasted coconut
  • whipped cream
  • toasted pecans


  • Combine ice cream, milk, and frosting in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.
  • Microwave chopped German chocolate in microwave until chocolate melts. Stir until smooth.
  • Top milkshakes with melted chocolate, whipped cream ,toasted coconut, and pecans.


Calories: 787kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern

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11 thoughts on “German Chocolate Milkshakes”

  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Oh I don’t care what the outside temperature is, I’m always in the mood for a milkshakes. Especially when it’s something this decadent and awesome! It was so great meeting you in Florida. I had such a wonderful time with you! Love your recap and photos. Makes me ready to go back!

  2. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    What a fun recap of the trip! I wish I was back at the beach with everyone again. I agree, girls trips should be madatory every few months. This milkshake looks so decadent too!

  3. What a great group of ladies, and the resort looks so beautiful! That raspberry ice colored blender is so pretty, too. 🙂 I love German chocolate inspired desserts, so this milkshake is right up my alley!

  4. WOW! German chocolate cake is my all time favorite! This looks incredible! And that kitchen is beautiful! It looks like you guys had a great time!

  5. It sounds like you all had a wonderful trip! I’ve never been to that area of Florida but it looks gorgeous!

    And this milkshake! I love german chocolate!

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Sounds like you had such a great time on your trip, Christin! And this milkshake sounds amazing! I love the German chocolate flavor. Such a perfect dessert!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Looks like you had an amazing time! And this shake is so fun- German chocolate is the best 🙂

  8. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Holy Decadence!! This milkshake looks crrraaaazzzy delicious! Who wouldn’t want a piece of German chocolate cake in slurp-able milkshake form?? (I’m allergic to cocoa and I even want to risk death to devour this beast!) This is serious stuff, girlfriend! LOOVE that you incorporated the Coconut Pecan Frosting into this! So.Much.YUMMM! Pinned! Cheers, lovely! P.s. Looks like you had a fabulous trip!!

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