Shake keeps flavor, loses fat

  • By Alison Ladman Associated Press
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:39am
  • Life

Milkshakes are gloriously frosty, creamy, sweet concoctions made from ice cream, syrups and other empty calorie delights, the sort of thing you want to indulge in all the time, but shouldn’t.

So we set out to make one that would not be quite so bad for you, but still satisfying, a real shake, not the obvious smoothie.

For the frosty part, we went with sorbet, a frozen blend of fruit and sugar. Though high in sugar, sorbets generally have no fat. Plus, they pack an intensely fruity flavor. You could substitute a low-fat sherbet, sorbet’s milkier cousin, but the flavor would not be as strong.

For creaminess, we went with cottage cheese. It may sound unusual, but the curds blend smooth with a rich and creamy texture.

Add in a bit of fat-free half-and-half, and you have a seriously good milkshake.

For a chocolate version, blend 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the mix until smooth.

Orange dreamsicle milkshake

1cup orange sorbet (mango also is good)

1/2cup low-fat cottage cheese

1/2teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2cup fat-free half-and-half

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. If you prefer a thinner consistency, drizzle in additional half-and-half while the blender is running until you get the desired consistency.

Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 200 calories; 10 calories from fat (5 percent of total calories); 1.5 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 5 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrate; 8 g protein; 0 g fiber; 320 mg sodium.

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