Low-Calorie Birthday Cake Milkshake Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Happy Birthday Cake Shake
HG's Happy Birthday Cake Shake

Party Like It's Your Birthday

We're warning you now -- exposure to our Happy Birthday Cake Shake recipe may induce squeals of joy, a need to blend something, and the insatiable desire for a cake-inspired milkshake. Go for it!

3 tbsp. Cool Whip Free, thawed
1/4 tsp. hot cocoa mix from a 25-calorie packet (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 tbsp. Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Instant pudding mix
1/4 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 - 12 ice cubes
1 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles, or more for optional topping

To make the chocolatey topping, in a small bowl, combine Cool Whip with cocoa mix. Stir until completely mixed. Cover and refrigerate.

In a tall glass, combine powdered creamer with 2 tbsp. hot water and stir to dissolve. Add soymilk and pudding mix. Stir until mostly dissolved. Transfer contents of the glass to a blender.

Add ice cream and ice to the blender. Blend at high speed until thoroughly mixed. If needed, remove blender from the base, stir mixture, and blend again.

Pour into the tall glass. Gently stir in the sprinkles.

If you want to get fancy with your chocolatey topping, spoon it into one of the bottom corners of a plastic bag; snip off the tip of that corner to create a small hole, and pipe the topping through the hole into a swirl over your shake. Or keep things simple and just spoon on the topping! If you like, top with a few extra sprinkles. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 shake (entire recipe)
Calories: 215
Fat: 5.5g
Sodium: 395mg
Carbs: 36g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 4.5g

PointsPlus® value 6*

Fight it! Zaxby's Birthday Cake Milkshake
Zaxby's Birthday Cake Milkshake

Shake Inferior...

If you live outside the Southeast, you may have never heard of Zaxby's and its wickedly tempting milkshakes. The chain's mainly known for its fried chicken, but we’re not here to talk about chicken, humans. Today, it's all about a milkshake that tastes like a Funfetti birthday cake with chocolate frosting... and kinda looks like it too. It's easy to conclude that a sugary ice cream shake is not health food... but 860 calories and more than three dozen fat grams?! That's crazy talk. "But... but... I want a cake-flavored shake with sprinkles and chocolatey topping!" your inner child might shriek. No tantrum needed -- our swap is (surprise, surprise) super-delicious and has only a quarter of the calories of the original. YES, ours has sprinkles. YES, ours also has chocolatey topping. And even better -- ours is available anywhere you want to make it, Southeast or otherwise.

Serving Size: 1 shake
Calories: 860
Fat: 37.5g
Sodium: 256mg
Carbs: 113g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 98g
Protein: 10g

PointsPlus® value 23*

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Happy July 26th, National Coffee Milkshake Day! If the above recipe isn't your style (no judgment!), maybe a Toffee Crush Coffee Shake will be more your speed...

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