Friday, October 15, 2010
1 cup skim milk
8 ice cubes
2 tbls fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbls fat-free cool whip
Place everything in a blender and blend for 3-4 minutes. Pour into a glass and enjoy or you can place in freezer for 4-5 minutes to thicken and chill.
I didn't use the vanilla in mine only because I forgot to buy any but it was still delicious and definitely filled my craving. I also didn't chill mine in the freezer because honestly once I seen that thick, creamy, chocolatey shake sitting there my mind completely forgot about that part. I wish I had taken a picture just so you could have seen that it looked just like the real thing.
Charlotte also said "you can use any flavor of pudding mix you like, and you can change up the flavoring extract as well to create your own versions of this recipe. Try it. The pudding mix helps it thicken up more than with just milk. It's yummy and cold and can help with that craving". She was absolutely right!!!
I also decided to list the nutritonal information for a regular shake and this lighter version.
Regular Chocolate Shake(16 oz) Lighter Version(16 oz)
Calories 650 180
Fat 16g 0g
Sodium 530mg 760mg
Carbs 119g 33g
Fiber 0g 0g
Sugar 103g 14g
Protein 12g 8g
So as you can see Charlotte's version is definitely a much better alternative except for the sodium but I can live with that to have my chocolate shake on rare occassions. I also plain on trying a cheesecake shake and whatever other flavors of pudding I can find at the store.
This got me to thinking I'm wondering if I can make a shake the same way but use jello mix instead so I could have all kinds of fruity shakes to. Do you think it would work?