Tuesday, January 17, 2012

HG's Happy Birthday Cake Shake

Milkshakes are way too thick and way too sugary for me, so it's pretty easy for me to stay away from them when dessert comes around. When I saw that Hungry Girl had redone the shake, I got excited to try it. It looks delicious and like something that I would really love to try. Check out this recipe for a sweet shake that won't overload you with sugar and calories.

Serving Size: 1 shake (entire recipe)
Calories: 215
Fat: 5.5g
Sodium: 395mg
Carbs: 36g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 4.5g

PointsPlus® value 6*

We're warning you now -- exposure to our Happy Birthday Cake Shake recipe may induce squeals of joy, a need to blend something, and the insatiable desire for a cake-inspired milkshake. Go for it!

3 tbsp. Cool Whip Free, thawed
1/4 tsp. hot cocoa mix from a 25-calorie packet (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 tbsp. Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Instant pudding mix
1/4 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 - 12 ice cubes
1 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles, or more for optional topping

To make the chocolatey topping, in a small bowl, combine Cool Whip with cocoa mix. Stir until completely mixed. Cover and refrigerate.

In a tall glass, combine powdered creamer with 2 tbsp. hot water and stir to dissolve. Add soymilk and pudding mix. Stir until mostly dissolved. Transfer contents of the glass to a blender.

Add ice cream and ice to the blender. Blend at high speed until thoroughly mixed. If needed, remove blender from the base, stir mixture, and blend again.

Pour into the tall glass. Gently stir in the sprinkles.

If you want to get fancy with your chocolatey topping, spoon it into one of the bottom corners of a plastic bag; snip off the tip of that corner to create a small hole, and pipe the topping through the hole into a swirl over your shake. Or keep things simple and just spoon on the topping! If you like, top with a few extra sprinkles. Enjoy!