This Low Calorie Chocolate Lovers’ Milkshake has only 310 calories and is so rich and chocolatey! You won’t believe it’s lite!When I was pregnant with Meghan (Omgosh! Almost 10 years ago now!) we had an ice cream shop within walking distance of our house. It became our Sunday ritual to walk to the ice cream shop and get a chocolate milkshake.
Every. Single. Sunday.
Somehow I managed to do that and still stay within the recommended amount of weight to gain during pregnancy. Barely. Just barely.
You don’t know what you don’t know and what I didn’t know at that time was that I was downing more than a meal’s worth of empty calories and 100 (!!) grams of sugar in one sitting.
I’ve learned a few things since then. My journey to learn about health and nutrition has been full of twists and turns, and while I don’t eat milkshakes once a week these days, I’m so grateful to have landed in a place with a balanced perspective.
First, pregnant or not, cravings are okay. We all have ’em. I don’t want to live in a world that totally bans chocolate milkshakes.
Second, there are healthier, lower calorie ways to honor a craving. No need to drink a day’s worth of calories and 5 times the amount of sugar you should in one milkshake.
Let me introduce you to Low Cow!
I’m soooo excited to have found a lite ice cream that gives me a healthier way to indulge. You guys, this ice cream is rich and creeeaammy, yet lite! Sorry for all the extra vowels, but I need to make sure you understand the level of excitement here. 😉 It doesn’t have the taste or feel of a lite ice cream at all!
It’s got 80% less fat and 60% less calories than regular ice cream. It’s also high in protein–24 grams per pint! It’s sweetened with erythritol, which is a natural sweetener (a sugar alcohol) that doesn’t create crazy spikes in blood sugar levels.
Low Cow is made by Kroger’s Simple Truth brand, which you know I love. It’s non-GMO and free from these 101 sketchy ingredients. I love that I know that automatically when I see the Simple Truth label! Sure makes my life easier.
Low Cow comes in six flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Sea Salt Caramel, Lemon Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Birthday Cake. I’m not above eating it straight out of the carton.
Did I mention it only has 240 calories in the entire pint?!
For this Low Calorie Chocolate Lovers’ Chocolate Milkshake, I used the Chocolate Low Cow.
I paired the Chocolate Low Cow with a homemade chocolate syrup. Don’t worry, it’s super easy (5 minutes!) and I used a natural, low calorie sweetener (blend of xylitol and erythritol) to keep the calories and sugar amounts low.
This entire large milkshake has only 310 calories. No need to live with deprivation. If you crave ice cream, Low Cow might be just what you’ve been looking for! My whole family loved this special treat and I think yours will, too!Print
Low Calorie Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Milkshake
You’ll never guess this Low Calorie Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Milkshake is so low in calories and sugar and high in protein!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 large milkshakes 1x
For the Chocolate Syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 plus 2 tablespoons cup xylitol/erythritol blend
- 1/2 cup water
- pinch of salt
For the Low Calorie Chocolate’ Lovers’ Chocolate Milkshake
- 2 pints Low Cow Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
- 3/4 cup milk*
- To make the chocolate syrup, whisk together the cocoa powder, sweetener, water, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens, 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat and transfer the chocolate sauce to a container and bring it to room temperature.
- To make the milkshake, put the ice cream, 1/2 cup chocolate syrup (you will have a little leftover to drizzle on top), and milk in a blender and blend on low until smooth and creamy.
- Drizzle some of the remaining chocolate syrup in two tall glasses and then divide the milkshake into the two glasses (or 4 smaller glasses). Drizzle the remaining chocolate syrup on top of the milkshakes. Enjoy!
*I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk because that’s what I usually have on hand and it’s low calorie. Any milk will work here, but you will have to adjust the calories accordingly.
- Serving Size: 1 large milkshake
- Calories: 310
- Sugar: 12
- Fat: 15
- Carbohydrates: 59
- Fiber: 13
- Protein: 29
Low Cow is priced better than other ice creams and is only available at Kroger, so make sure you head to your local Kroger store to check it out!
If you make this Low Calorie Chocolate Lovers’ Chocolate Milkshake, I would LOVE to see it! Please snap a pic and share it on the Happy Healthy Mama Facebook page or Instagram and tag me @happyhealthymama.com 🙂
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