I didn't have any instant coffee so I omitted the sweetner and vanilla and used about 2 Tbs (can adjust to your own taste) of sugar-free, fat-free white chocolate instant pudding. It was nice and thick like a milkshake and had good flavor. I don't like the aftertaste that artificial sweetners have so I usually avoid them, but this was so slight I could hardly taste it. And the best part, it stays thick and creamy.
This is great ice cold for a low calorie shake. But it is not as thick as a milk shake. Added a frozen banana will thicken it more. I did use 5 ice cubes and vanilla extract.
If you are expecting a McDonald's milkshake or Arby's- it is not going to happen. But, if you are on WW Core or Flex this will be a surprisingly wonderful treat. It is thinner then a regular milkshake, but still has a great ice cream taste. I added a little more ice and some sugar-free pudding to thicken it up. Then I topped it with lf whipped topping. I will so be making this again!
Sorry we weren't very impressed with this. It just came out like flavored milk, not even close to the consistency of a shake, so I added a cup of frozen strawberries and that helped the thickness alot and ended up tasting like a strawberry shake. I gave it 3 stars because it was good with the strawberries, but as written it would probably just be 1 star.
No, it isn't a Dairy Queen shake but for a dieter, it is heaven. I dressed it up by using 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half to 1/2 cup skim milk, vanilla extract, 2 pkgs of Splenda, instant coffee and a shot of No Guilt Hot Fudge Sauce for a wonderful afternoon pick-me-up. Thanks for sharing your recipe! It will get lots of use at my house.
After a bit of tweaking, I got this to my liking. I added two more ice cubes for thickness, 1 t. each of vanilla and instant coffee and 1/2 packet of splenda. Blended for a full two minutes to make it thick enough and to add air. Perfect. Thanks Dreamer. Made for Cupids Feb. Bev. Tag 08~
This is nice for sweet cravings not as thick as regular milkshake though. I changed it to fit our diet. I had some left over almonds and pistachios in a sugar syrup from Middle Eastern sweet making so I threw them with cold water into the blender to make a nut milk then strained out the pulp and put the nut milk back into the blender, added alcohol free vanilla from our local health food store and tested for sweetness adding a bit of local, organic, raw honey to make it a bit sweeter, then the ice. Much healthier than the original, which works for us! Made for *** RAMADAN RECIPE TAG - 2011 ***
This is a good for when I have a sweet craving. I took another's advice and used 3/4 tsp. instant coffee and I used Splenda. I didn't think 4 ice cubes were enough, so next time I will try 6. This didn't get very thick for me and it separated pretty quickly so I had to swirl it around and drink it quick. I also added some Benefiber to this as I didn't get enough in today. Worth having again. Maybe tomorrow?!
Today I was feeling hungry all day so I made this "shake" and finally felt satisfied. I used 2 percent milk and vanilla extract and it was so creamy. Thanks Dreamer, for posting! Roxygirl
Wow, what a great, great milkshake!!! I used a non-dairy milk and it still came out so creamy and yummy! Mmmm! Similar to Andi I had some trouble preparing this as I dont own a blender and used a hand-held blender, which resulted in kitchen flooding. But in the end this was enjoyed tremendously! :) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, Dreamer!