Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

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Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

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

Yield: 2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10


  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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 Per Serving

calories 276
fat 4 g (2 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 23 mg
carbohydrates 51 g
protein 9 g
fiber 3 g
sodium 108 mg
potassium 636 mg

Nutrition Bonus Calcium (26% daily value), Potassium (18% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 3

Exchanges 1 fruit, 1/2 nonfat milk, 1 carbohydrate (other), 1 fat

From EatingWell May/June 2010