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jandjsmom 07-04-2012 04:54 PM

Almost like a chocolate milkshake!!
 
I tend to make-up lots of little things to eat, but rarely post the recipe. I like things kind of simple so nothing is really all that exciting, but I had to share what I just made up!!

I was craving ice cream since we just got home from swimming at the in-laws and everyone was eating homemade ice cream. And I came up with a quickie chocolate milkshake that was absolutely delish!! Just thought I would share...


1/2 cup or so of unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup lowfat Daisy cottage cheese (don't say yuck....can't taste it, only makes it super thick!)
2 t. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
2 t. instant espresso
2 packets truvia
2 t. SF vanilla Torani

lots of ice

Blend in Magic Bullet or blender



Hope someone else enjoys this as much as I just did!!

Happy 4th of July.......Proud to be an American

rose1 07-04-2012 04:58 PM

Sounds absolutely delicious.

Barbo 07-04-2012 05:21 PM

Milkshake sounds good.
 
Rose1 I am in a knitting group as well. We make baby layettes
for the U.S. Marine Corp., Camp Pendleton, Ca. We also knit beanies
to go beneath helmets and cooling scarves. Congratulations for
serving your country as well.

rosethorns 07-04-2012 05:21 PM

Sounds great!

ouizoid 07-04-2012 05:33 PM

I made this. Soo good!

Brendajm 07-05-2012 04:22 AM

I make a milkshake like this using frozen almond milk cubes. It is really good. Not as nicely with the almond cubes.

tea cup 07-05-2012 03:06 PM

Thank you for posting the chocolate milkshake recipe!! It is delicious. I didn't have dark chocolate cocoa so I used one tablespoon of regular Hershey's cocoa. Didn't have espresso powder so I used a half teaspoon of instant coffee.

Your "experiments" may seem simple and not worth posting to you, but I for one of probably many would love to read about your "simple" concoctions. Thanks again and happy creating to you.

jandjsmom 07-05-2012 03:49 PM

So glad that some of you are enjoying this!! I think this will become my dessert each night for awhile!!

pooticus 07-05-2012 05:27 PM

Wow! Looks fantastic!!

ravenrose 07-06-2012 10:06 AM

you can also thicken with a quarter teaspoon of xanthan gum or a bit more than that of glucomannan powder instead of the cottage cheese to lower the carbs. all delicious!

pocahontas 07-06-2012 10:14 AM

Yum, Im going to try this tonight! :D

shirlc 07-06-2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jandjsmom (Post 15775495)
I tend to make-up lots of little things to eat, but rarely post the recipe. I like things kind of simple so nothing is really all that exciting, but I had to share what I just made up!!

I just love simple recipes. When I see one with lots of ingredients or steps...I'm kind of discouraged from trying it.

Will definitely try this!

Vilya 07-06-2012 05:30 PM

Would unsweetened almond milk work, too? This sounds awesome!

jandjsmom 07-06-2012 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vilya (Post 15780811)
Would unsweetened almond milk work, too? This sounds awesome!

I am sure almond milk would work just fine. I just am one of the few that really does not care for it! I just found the coconut milk a few weeks ago and love it!!

Vilya 07-07-2012 06:34 AM

Thanks, I will try it with almond milk and xanthan gum, as Ravenrose suggested (just to keep the carbs down a little more).

One last question: I assume that the "t." you have listed in the ingredients is tablespoons and not teaspoons, correct?

jandjsmom 07-07-2012 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vilya (Post 15781477)
Thanks, I will try it with almond milk and xanthan gum, as Ravenrose suggested (just to keep the carbs down a little more).

One last question: I assume that the "t." you have listed in the ingredients is tablespoons and not teaspoons, correct?

It is teaspoons. Hope you enjoy!! I am about to make one now, and going to experiment and add in some spinach! The green shakes are "all the rage" right now and people swear you can't taste it. I will let everyone know!

jandjsmom 07-07-2012 07:16 AM

WOW!!! You really can't taste the spinach. I am in shock.

The color isn't really great, but the taste is still the same!!

jandjsmom 07-07-2012 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vilya (Post 15781477)
Thanks, I will try it with almond milk and xanthan gum, as Ravenrose suggested (just to keep the carbs down a little more).

One last question: I assume that the "t." you have listed in the ingredients is tablespoons and not teaspoons, correct?

I use the Daisy brand of 2% cottage cheese. There are only 2 carbs in 1/4 cup, BUT....7 grams of protein!! To me, the trade off is worth it. The protein is what will keep you full and nourish your body.

I guess it depends on how you are having the shake. Now that I know that I can't taste the spinach, I will have this for breakfast. The CC is about the same as adding in protein powder and is what makes the shake so thick.

Also, I am using the So Delicious brand of unsweetened coconut milk.

Vilya 07-07-2012 09:09 AM

I'm glad I asked about the Tbsp. vs. tsp! I had it wrong. LOL

I don't know if I'm brave enough to add spinach. I'll have to work up the courage. :laugh:

vanilla_latte 07-10-2012 12:36 PM

This is delish!!! I substituted some stuff with what I had on hand or just because :lol: :

Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
Instant coffee (just 1 tsp.)
SF DaVinci Cookie Dough syrup

I'm on the JUDDD plan, so I used this as a snack yesterday (Down Day) and today I used it for breakfast and added a whole egg to it and some cream to add some calories for my Up Day.

This rocks and it's so easy!! Thanks for the recipe!

pocahontas 01-23-2013 11:08 AM

Made this last night, topped with a little whipped cream. DELISH!!!! :up:


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