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Registered: ‎07-02-2010

Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

Can anybody share a diet home recipe for creating a McDonald's Vanilla Milkshake?

I am not a cook, so I do not know how to make a diet version of McDonald's taste but I thought Andrew Lessman Secure Vanilla might be a good starting point.

 

My cravings would really be appreciative of your help,

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

I don't know how diet it is or if it's close to McDonalds but I've made vanilla milkshake with plain vanilla ice cream, skim milk, a little heavy whipping cream and a splash of vanilla extract.  Put it in the blender to mix.  It's pretty good.  

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Registered: ‎01-11-2014

Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

😹 🍦 🍟 🍔 There's simply no such thing as "diet" anything from Mickey D's. Just remove the wrapper, insert the straw, and enjoy the full MilkShake experience.

 

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Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

I would try some non fat vanilla greek yogurt and a few drops of real vanilla in a blender, maybe a few chunks of ice?  If its still too thick a splash of non fat milk?  

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Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

Although my recommendation is far from "diet", but Paula Deen has the best recipe for a vanilla milkshake....it's on-line.

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Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

@searchingfa - Since a vanilla milkshake is such a simple thing to make, I'd imagine you could simply swap in lower-fat ice cream and lower-fat milk to get a good result. Based on how much you need/want to cut back, I'd recommend trying one of the "churned" vanilla ice creams rather than the ice milks or specifically "diet" ice creams; that way, you'll still get a creamy consistency since they just have more air whipped in but often don't have crazy chemicals or ingredients that make the substitutes truly not ice cream.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

Frozen banana (I like the not-dead-ripe ones because they don't taste as much banana), low-fat milk, blender! Ice if needed to make it even colder.  Add a drop of honey if you like, protein powder, and vanilla is a must.  

 

It's not a shake, but it is all good and good for you!  We freeze it in a little ice cream maker too.

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Registered: ‎10-25-2010

Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

If you want to make a milkshake from Andrew Lessman's products.  Put ice cubes in a blender and add the product with a liquid and blend. The ice will freeze the product into a milk shake mixture.

 

McD milkshakes are not low calorie.

 

When I grew up we put ice cream in a blender with a little milk and blended until smooth, sometimes adding other flavorings.

 

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Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?


@Carmie wrote:

If you want to make a milkshake from Andrew Lessman's products.  Put ice cubes in a blender and add the product with a liquid and blend. The ice will freeze the product into a milk shake mixture.

 

McD milkshakes are not low calorie.

 

When I grew up we put ice cream in a blender with a little milk and blended until smooth, sometimes adding other flavorings.

 


@Carmie We always added malt powder

 

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Re: Vanilla Shake Recipe help please?

I like vanilla frozen yogurt with frozen banana, blueberries & unsweetened almond milk. I don't have to use as much frozen yogurt with the addition of the banana plus blueberries.

I also like it with peaches or strawberries.