Healthy Coffee Milkshake

coffee milkshake

Regular coffee milkshakes are far from healthy. But this coffee milkshake is actually a pretty balanced afternoon snack, with the added bonus of a little caffeine kick. It’s also the perfect opportunity to repurpose any coffee leftover from the morning, instead of just pouring the extra down the drain.

I make all sorts of different blended coffees, blended mochas, and coffee-scented smoothies. But this “milkshake” is my current fave. Especially for a hot August afternoon.

Here’s how to make it.

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Place cool coffee in a blender along with vanilla frozen yogurt, cocoa powder, nonfat powdered milk, vanilla and sugar.

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Blend until smooth.

blended coffee

Top with a few dark or milk chocolate shavings and serve.

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Healthy Coffee Milkshake
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This milkshake is a sweet treat, calcium & protein-rich snack, and afternoon pick-me-up all in one!
Serves: 2 servings
  • 10 oz cool or cold brewed coffee
  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat frozen yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp nonfat powdered milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes
  • Chocolate shavings (if desired)
  1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. Blend until combined.
  2. Add ice cubes, 4-5 at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. I usually add 10-12 ice cubes.
  3. Top with chocolate shavings or a few mini chocolate chips and serve.
Experiment with different additions & flavors. I love adding flaked coconut or frozen banana pieces to this recipe.

Another tip for leftover coffee: Pour the cooled coffee into ice cube trays and freeze for future iced coffees or coffee milkshakes.

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4 Responses to Healthy Coffee Milkshake

  1. i LOVE your coffee shakes. i’ve been the lucky recipient of many. and i swear, they are as tasty, if not better, than any 4 dollar starbucks treat (that has tons more calories and fake ingredients). wish i was visiting this afternoon instead of stuck here at work!

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