Healthy Recipes: Cherry-Vanilla Milkshake

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

2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each 

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.


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

3 Carbohydrate Serving

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