Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I don't know how hot it's been where you live, but here in Atlanta, it's been crazy humid the past week or so. And since my roommate and I are both determined to save money by NOT running the A/C, it's made for somewhat of a stifling environment inside the apartment the past few days. Needless to say, I've been craving the cool treats: ice cream, frozen yogurt, ice water or sweet tea...or perhaps a chilled glass of white wine? Yes please! Most of all, though, I've been jonesing for a milkshake...particularly of the vanilla variety, which is my favorite. So how convenient that Saturday just so happens to be National Vanilla Milkshake Day! I'm going to try to hold out until then, but just in case, I already dug up a healthy milkshake recipe. Thanks to Hungry Girl for this 155-calorie, sucralose-sweetened variation!

Chilla in Vanilla Milkshake

1/2 cup Breyers Double Churn Free Creamy Vanilla fat-free ice cream
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 tbsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda or Truvia)
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup crushed ice or 5 - 7 ice cubes
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip
Optional: maraschino cherry

Place powdered creamer in a small dish, and add 1/2 tbsp. very hot water. Stir until powder dissolves, and then transfer mixture to a blender. Add all other ingredients except the Reddi-wip to the blender. Blend at high speed until completely mixed. Pour into your favorite glass and top with Reddi-wip. If you like, finish it off with a cherry!

Oh and P.S. Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants are running a Father's Day gift for dads - one free milkshake. Fathers who go to any of the 132 metro Atlanta restaurants on Saturday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. until closing time with their children will get one free 14-ounce milkshake. The limit is one per customer.

Happy eating y'all!

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