Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Faux Frosty (No Sugar Chocolate Shake)

It's been years since the kids or I have had a Wendy's Frosty but I will say, these are NOT what I remember them tasting like. They were definitely much sweeter. The kids, however, SWEAR they taste just like a Frosty and I'm not about to burst their little bubbles. They are a decent substitute though. I have no desire to ever taste the corn syrup laden shake again. (Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Cream, Whey, Nonfat Dry Milk, Cocoa (processed with alkali), Guar Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Calcium Sulfate, Disodium Phosphate, Artificial and Natural Flavoring, and Vitamin A Palmitate to be exact.) It's much more fun when the kids and I come up with concoctions like this at home and with healthier ingredients.

3 ripe bananas (not overly ripe)
1 can of quality coconut milk (I use organic 365/Whole Foods brand)
2 tsp Dolomite (adds calcium but not necessary for the taste)
3-4 heaping Tbsp of cocoa powder (or more to taste)

Add all of the ingredients to the blender and fill to the top with ice. Blend until smooth and fill up with ice again and another time if necessary until the blender is nearly full of blended smoothie upon finishing.

You can use a milk/cream combination instead of coconut milk if desired. We just prefer coconut milk so that our dairy allergic family members can share, plus it's a much healthier fat and tastes awesome! (Though not coconutty at ALL for those wondering.)

The perfect treat for the upcoming warm seasons! We're ready when you are, mother nature!

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