The Chunky Monkey Cocktail (Vegan Version Included!)

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 Who says you can’t drink your dessert? Save room for this one, it’s worth it. The Chunky Monkey is one delicious combination of chocolate and banana flavors.

Chunky Monkey Cocktail Garnish with two slices of bananas
Chunky Monkey Cocktail

What is in a Chunky Monkey Drink?

The Chunky Monkey is a frozen cocktail that is very popular for those who love chocolate. To make it, you’ll need the following ingredients handy:

  1. Banana Liqueur
  2. Dark Creme de Cacao
  3. Chocolate Drizzle / Sauce  (Usually found in a squeeze bottle of some kind)
  4. Chocolate Ice Cream
  5. Milk

Is Chunky Monkey Vegan?

As it’s normally made, no as it contains dairy products. However, you can easily make a vegan version of this drink using the directions below.

How to Make a Vegan Chunky Monkey

Substitute the chocolate ice cream in this recipe for Ben & Jerry’s Vegan Chunky Monkey ice cream and use non-dairy milk such as almond milk or similar.

Close up of Chunky Monkey Cocktail Garnish with two slices of bananas

What is Crème de Cacao?

Crème de Cacao is a chocolate liqueur that has an aroma that smells like sweet cocoa, baked brownies and milk fudge. It has a fudge brownie flavor and usually has a 15% alcohol content. A good version of it is sold by McGuinness and looks like this:

McGuinness Creme de Cacao for the Chunky Monkey

Who says you can’t drink your dessert? Save room for this one, trust me it’s worth it. The combination of chocolate and banana make an amazing combination but be careful, it tastes so much like a dessert you may forget it has alcohol! Love chocolate? Try my Homemade Mint Hot Chocolate Mix.

Some other great cocktail recipes to try:

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Chunky Monkey

The Chunky Monkey is the type of frozen cocktail that will have you drooling while you make it. It's so good, you may not be able to have just one!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
1 person
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 1/4 ounces Banana Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Creme de Cacao Brown
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Syrup
  • 3 scoops Chocolate Ice Cream
  • 1 cup Milk


  • Combine in a blender and blend.
  • Pour into a glass, layering with chocolate syrup as you go.
  • Garnish with banana slices

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1014kcal, Carbohydrates: 145g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 309mg, Potassium: 983mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 121g, Vitamin A: 1220IU, Vitamin C: 1.4mg, Calcium: 502mg, Iron: 3.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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