Fudge Mint Milkshake

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My middle son’s favorite treat is a milkshake.  These fudge mint milkshakes have become one of his new favorites.  They are so easy to make too.  They are a great way to use up all of those Thin Mint cookies that you purchased from the Girl Scouts this year.  Or if it isn’t Girl Scout cookie season, just pick up some Keebler Grasshopper cookies during your next trip to the grocery store. Either way, they make a great milkshake!

Fudge Mint Milkshake
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 10 thin mint or grasshopper cookies
  • Whipped Cream
Instructions
  1. In a blender, mix together chocolate and vanilla ice cream, milk, and the thin mint cookies. Blend until ice cream is smooth and cookies are finely crushed.
  2. Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with a cookie, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

 

{Sponsored} Salted Cafe Mocha Milkshake

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Do you like coffee? I have to be honest and say that I never really liked coffee. I tried it several times. I kept adding more and more milk to it trying to like it. Never worked.Then a popular coffee chain came along and introduced me to frozen coffee drinks. Now I am a coffee fan but ONLY if it is cold. I have never been a fan of hot drinks in general.  My all time favorite cold coffee drink is the Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. I could drink those every single day. However, that would get quite expensive.  Plus a little inconvenient to have to go and get it.

I created this Salted Cafe Mocha milkshake at home one day and it is really good. The best part is that it is super easy too!  I couldn’t resist sharing my recipe with you guys so you can try it too!  The cafe mocha yogurt gives it a really great flavor and smooth consistency.

The star of this show is the Yoplait Cafe Mocha Greek Yogurt.  Have you tried it yet? It is new but I bet your local grocery store has it. My son actually eats it plain before school in the mornings.

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They have lots of great flavors that you can find here.  I am anxious to try several of them.

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Ok, on to this delicious recipe!

Salted Cafe Mocha Milkshake
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low fat vanilla ice cream (or more to desired thickness)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 container of Yoplait Cafe Mocha Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 Tbsp. chocolate syrup

  • Garnish With:
  • whipped cream
  • Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender. Then blend to your desired thickness.
  2. *If you want it thicker, add more ice cream. You can also add a tablespoon or two of flavored syrups, if desired.

You could turn this milkshake into a frappuccino by replacing the ice cream with ice cubes instead.  Blend until smooth. You can use a different flavored syrup in place of the chocolate as well. The possibilities are nearly endless.  I hope you emjoy this one. It’s a keeper!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yoplait, however all opinions expressed and recipe are my own. 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Milkshake

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I have never been a breakfast person.  My stomach screams for food in the mornings, but I have never liked traditional breakfast foods.  Well, other than pancakes and donuts.  I can’t eat those every day.  My mom was always so worried about me when I was younger because I wouldn’t eat breakfast, so she started making me sweet treats to eat.  She figured something was better than nothing.  So, I grew up eating cake, pie, pancakes with a peanut butter syrup and other sweet goodies every morning.  Well, to this day, my breakfast has to be sweet.  I love pancakes smothered in a sweet cinnamon maple cream sauce.  Or bananas foster french toast.  Or a piece of homemade pumpkin pie.

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Is your mouth watering yet?  If not, you might need to go see your doctor!  😉

Anyway, I am so in love with oatmeal raisin cookies.   I don’t know what it is about the combination of oatmeal, cinnamon and raisins, but it is amazing to me!  I decided to play around with the ingredients one day when I was in the mood for a milkshake.  This has become a regular around here.  I think it makes a perfect breakfast.  You could certainly sub the ice cream with non-fat yogurt if it makes you feel better.  I was wanting to call this a “skinny” milkshake but I guess it technically probably doesn’t quite fit the bill.  While this is definitely less calories than using regular ice cream and whole milk, it is still quite a few.  I justify it because it fills me up and keeps me from being hungry in just a couple hours like so many things do.

This shake is perfect for breakfast or a snack any time of the day.  Try it and let me know what you think!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Milkshake
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups low fat or no added sugar vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ heaping cup Quaker rolled oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ tablspoons raisins
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in your blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, if desired.
Notes
- You are welcome to use any ice cream of your choice. I chose no sugar added to keep the carbs/calories down a little. You could also sub with a non-fat or greek vanilla yogurt.
- You can use any milk you wish. Again, I chose unsweetened almond milk to control the calories a little.
- You could also add in some vanilla whey powder to give it protein.
- Honestly, I have made this with and without raisins. It still tastes like a yummy oatmeal raisin cookie even without the addition of the raisins. Omitting them does take out some more sugar and calories from the shake.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 14 oz.