Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

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

From EatingWell: May/June 2010
Yield: 2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10


  1. 1 10-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries (about 2 1/4 cups)
  2. 1 cup reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream
  3. 1 cup nonfat milk
  4. 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: 276 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 3 g fiber; 108 mg sodium; 636 mg potassium.

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

3 Carbohydrate Serving

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