healthy eating, Nutrition, Recipe

Healthiest-Ever Vanilla Milkshake

It’s National Vanilla Milkshake Day! Today would be the day to have your cheat meal: there’s nothing better than a cold, creamy milkshake on a hot summer day!

But… why cheat if you don’t have to!

I was skeptical at first, but you can’t beat the size of this milkshake… and lack of calories. And if the size intimidates you, share it with a friend! (Or, if you’re like me, drink the whole humongous thing without an ounce of guilt!)

Enjoy a milkshake without knowing it’s going straight to your hips. It doesn’t get much better than this! Plus, it only takes 3 ingredients to make. And there’s a good chance you have these ingredients in your kitchen already!

This super simple, 3-ingredient Healthiest-Ever Vanilla Milkshake beats out your fast-food competitors by a long shot.

Nutrition Fact Comparison

Sonic Vanilla Milkshake

Size: 24 oz.

Calories: 1090 cal.

Fat: 62 g.

McDonald’s Vanilla McCafe Shake

Size: 24 oz.

Calories: 1060 cal.

Fat: 30 g.

Healthiest-Ever Vanilla Milkshake

Size: 24oz (I said it was huge!)

Calories: 120 cal.

Fat: 10.5 g.



  • 3 cups of almond milk, or substitute your milk to choice – divided in half
  • Stevia, or other sweetener – added to taste
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a bowl, mix together 1 ½ cups of milk, vanilla extract, and your choice of sweetener. Pour the mixture into a glass container or measuring cup with a pour spout, and fill up an ice cube try with the milk mixture. Put the tray in the freezer until the cubes are solid.  In a blender (I love my Vitamix S50), combine the frozen cubes with the remaining 1 ½ cups of milk and blend until smooth and creamy. Depending on how thick you like your milkshake, add less or more milk!

This huge milkshake is a perfect way to celebrate National Vanilla Milkshake Day without the added calories or guilt!

Sip, and enjoy!

About The Author

Kellie Handley

Kellie is the Social Media Specialist at gymGO. She loves writing blogs, sharing photos, and staying up-to-date on all social media trends. When she's not busy writing or researching her next article, you can find her reading, trying out a new recipe (or restaurant!), binge-watching Netflix, or shopping with her daughter, Caroline.

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