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This quick and easy low carb coffee milkshake is a terrific grab and go summer treat. Just put all the ingredients in a blender and give it a whirl!
One of my favorite drinks before going completely low carb was a MooLatte. We didn’t go to Dairy Queen often, but when we did, I liked to get a MooLatte so I could have my ice cream in the car while driving without making a mess.
I’m also a lover of all things coffee. This sugar free coffee milkshake is my spin on a coffee moolatte drink.
Back in college, I spent a couple years working as a waitress at an ice cream restaurant in Southeastern Connecticut. They offered milkshakes, but they were completely different from what I was used to.
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My idea of a milkshake was that thick creamy drink with an ice cream base. However, the ice cream restaurant I worked at was a chain based in Rhode Island where a milkshake is just milk and flavored syrup whipped up together. They called the thick ice cream drink that I was used to a frappe rather than a milkshake.
It took me a little getting used to and many customers would also be confused between the two so I had to explain the difference. In fact, when people ordered a milkshake, I would always ask to make sure that was what they really wanted because to me, that was just flavored milk. Apparently, in certain places in New England, thick ice cream shakes are frappes and milkshakes are just milk whipped with syrup.
If your blender doesn’t do a very good job cutting through ice, you’ll want to use crushed ice. Thanks to my son and his friend, the ice maker in our freezer won’t crush ice anymore so I had to really work the blender.
The NutriBullet only does a so so job with ice so I used a old blender I have to crush the ice first. This coffee milkshake is a cool treat on a summer day. Next time I may add a little cocoa powder for a homemade low carb mocha MooLatte.
Low Carb Coffee Milkshake
Mix all ingredients in blender.
Pour into tall glass. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Recipe NotesNOTE: Nutritional values will depend on low carb ice cream used
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition per serving: 5.8g net carbs