Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2010

So thick you'll need a straw and a long spoon to enjoy this frosty cherry-vanilla milkshake.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries (about 2¼ cups)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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  1. Place cherries, ice cream and milk in a blender. With the tip of a sharp knife, scrape all the black paste from inside the vanilla bean into the blender (or add vanilla extract); blend until smooth. Stop and stir once or twice if necessary to completely blend.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 276 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 51 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 23 mg cholesterol; 41 g sugars; 11 g added sugars; 793 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 272 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 108 mg sodium; 636 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ nonfat milk, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 5

April 26, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious...BUT... This is definitely a simple and quick recipe but why on earth would you recommend using fat free and low fat dairy products? That is so disgusting! It's not the fat that makes US fat, it's the sugar! Pros: Simple and yummy Cons: Non-fat....really people?!?
June 21, 2010
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June 11, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Anything w/cherries and real vanilla is awesome! However I would do a couple of substitutes instead of a cup of reduced fat vanilla ice cream do 1/2 cup of premium reduced fat ice cream 1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt and delicious vanilla almond milk instead of cows milk! Yummers!
June 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
summers are so hot in Georgia, you just don't feel like drinking milk. Great way to get your calcium and cool off at the same time. Thanks
June 10, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
sounds great except the sugar (or artificial sweetners,flavors,colors) from the 'lite' ice cream cancel out anything remotely healty from those cherries. what's the solution? Well... nix the ice cream & just do the cherries, vanilla bean, organic heavy cream (or half n half) with agave nectar! Now thats gooood!!
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