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Two fresh approaches to the classic milkshake

Chocolate and cherry are a classic combination that really stand out in this milkshake. But what really sets this recipe apart is the buttermilk, which adds a delicate tang that really enhances the cherry flavor. Add the cookies at the end and just stir it together if you like bigger chunks, or puree until smooth if you want to drink it through a straw.

Chocolate Cherry Buttermilk Shake

1 cup chocolate ice cream

1 cup frozen, pitted dark cherries

1 cup buttermilk

6 coarsely chopped chocolate sandwich cookies

In a blender, combine the chocolate ice cream, frozen cherries and buttermilk.

Blend until smooth.

Add the chocolate sandwich cookies and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 servings

Approximate nutrition per serving: 390 calories, 16 grams fat (7 grams saturated, 36 percent fat calories), 10 grams protein, 55 grams carbohydrate, 30 milligrams cholesterol, 4 grams dietary fiber, 270 milligrams sodium.

Raspberry Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake

This is what would happen if fresh raspberries, key lime pie and cheesecake got together. It is one seriously delicious gathering.

3 ounces cream cheese

1 ounce key lime juice

1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1 cup vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup light cream

In a blender, combine all ingredients, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 servings

Approximate nutrition per serving: 420 calories, 34 grams fat (71 percent fat calories, 8 grams protein, 24 grams carbohydrate, 115 milligrams cholesterol, 3 grams dietary fiber, 200 milligrams sodium.



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