Healthy(ish) Shamrock Shake
LaChell Miller, MS, RD, CC Follow her @DairyDietitian
Yield: Serves: 4
Preparation time: Prep Time: 5 minutes
A typical Shamrock Shake can cost you anywhere from 460 – 800 calories, depending on the size you choose. If you’re looking for a mint ice cream shake without spending so much calories – look no further than this health- ish Shamrock Shake at an average of 275 calories per serving.
- 2 pints of reduced calorie mint ice cream (Try Halo Top or Breyers)
- ¼ cup 1% milk (increase as needed)
- 5 mint leaves
- Light whip cream
- In a blender, combine ice cream and milk until desired creamy consistency is reached
- Place in a tall glass and top with light whip cream
Note: Many reduced calorie ice cream brands are trending away from artificial food colors, so do not be alarmed by the color of this alternative as it still packs a minty flavor and creamy taste.