This weekend was one of those where I REALLY cooked. I probably tried 4-5 new recipes that I just LOVED. Good news for all of you… I’ll be sharing them with you over the next few weeks. REALLY good stuff.
Of everything I tried this weekend (which was a LOT!), my very favorite new recipe was a 114 calorie milkshake. Yeah, you heard me right… a 114-calorie milkshake!!
Have you ever heard of Arctic Zero? It’s a Fat Free, Gluten Free Ice Cream alternative. Oh, and did I mention that it only has 150 calories for the entire PINT???
I heard about it first about a year ago and picked another pint up at the store a few weeks ago. I was able to use the store locator on their website to find out where to buy it. For me, I can get it at Sprouts grocery store and also at King Soopers. Check out the store locator to find out where it’s sold in your area.
I had already eaten a bit of the pint during a previous ice cream craving. On Sunday night, I didn’t really have to much going on. So this is the type of crazy stuff I come up with when I have an extra day off. This milk and “ice cream” combo is actually far from crazy – - It’s downright delish!
Arctic Zero Milkshake
1 cup Arctic Zero frozen dessert
1/2 cup skim milk, plus 1 Tbsp. if desired
1/4 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1. Scoop out 1 cup of ice cream and put it in a blender or food processor. Note: I need a blender. Second Note: I nuked my Arctic Zero in the microwave for about 25 seconds to get the ice cream to be easier to handle.
2. Add 1/4 cup of milk to the blender and vanilla, if it will complement your flavor choice. Note: I added one extra tablespoon of milk to reach the consistency I liked. The Arctic Zero isn’t exactly creamy, but the milk blending with it makes it incredibly creamy and delish. Play with the consistency… and make it how you’d like.
3. Pour the milkshake into a glass and, of course, serve it with a straw.
4. Sit on your couch… and enjoy! Note: This pic is after a big workout at the gym and before I hit the shower. Objects in the image are exactly as dirty as they appear.
Seriously, before you know it, your milkshake will look like this.
CAL 114; CARB 18g; FAT 0g; PROT: 11g
Since trying this recipe, I now have a freezer full of Arctic Zero. I’ll keep you posted as I try other the Vanilla Maple and the Peanut Butter (Gasp) Chocolate. Seriously, this might be the most perfect summertime treat ever. So excited!