Milkshakes are supposed to be a treat, but you can still make one that is slightly better than the average frozen beverage. According to FitDay, your average shake will set you back over 300 calories and contain way too much saturated fat. Livestrong pinpoints the number to be around 509 calories per 16-ounce sized serving. Reducing the calories won’t make your shakes into a health food, but it will make them slightly more diet friendly. You can do this by adding fresh fruit, blending your own shakes instead of buying them in the store, and switching out diary milk for alternatives like lower-calorie almond milk. For a frozen beverage under 300 calories that won’t feel like diet food, follow one of these eight marvelous milkshake recipes.
1. Oreo Milkshake
Oreos and ice cream come in at around 212 calories per serving with this drink from AllRecipes.com, which makes enough for two milkshakes. It is also a great example of making your shake versus buying it. A similar milkshake from Jack in the Box has over 700 calories, and so does Burger King’s take on the treat.
- 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream, or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 2 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos)
- ¼ cup whipped cream
- 2 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), crushed
Directions: Blend chocolate ice cream, milk, 2 tablespoons whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and 2 chocolate sandwich cookies in a blender until smooth and frothy. Divide milkshake between two glasses. Top each with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.