Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mocha Milkshake

Sorry for writing this post late, we actually made this on Sunday!

Mike and I have been meaning to use up the rest of the CLICK espresso protein drink powder that we have because honestly, we don't really like it!  If it didn't have an almost unbearable aftertaste it would be great, but we can't get past the taste of the artificial sweetener.  I guess we need to find a new protein powder!

I came across this recipe and knew that it would be the perfect way to use up some of the powder!  We didn't feel like going to the grocery store so we improvised and used what we had at the house.  The recipe below was enough for two medium-sized portions.  

Mocha Milkshake


2 packets of Rich Milk Chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast
3/4 cup 2% milk
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 scoops of CLICK espresso protein drink mix (I'm assuming this is about 2 or 3 tablespoons)
1 1/2 cups of ice

Now don't worry if you don't have Carnation Instant Breakfast or CLICK, because the original recipe called for hot chocolate mix and instant coffee granules instead.  If you wanted it to be a little bit healthier, I'm sure this would taste great without the ice cream too.  You might just need to use some more ice cubes.

We combined all of the ingredients in our blender and blended until smooth.

 Kind of cool looking

All ready!

Our new finishers cups from the duathlon were perfect for this treat!

 My new cup!

Perfect for a milkshake

We both LOVED this!  It actually covered up the aftertaste from the CLICK protein drink powder extremely well.  Mike said that he could taste it a little bit, but it was not as strong as usual because of all the other ingredients.  We both love mocha flavored drinks so this hit the spot!

Do you like mocha drinks?

14 comments:

  1. I love me some mocha drinks! I haven't tried CLIK yet but everyone has been talking about it!

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    1. Mostly everyone else I've seen talk about it LOVES it, so we're probably a minority haha. You should definitely try it!

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  2. Hate coffee, but I love mocha taste in milk shakes, icecream!

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  3. Love mocha drinks! And carnation instant breakfast takes me back to my childhood :) I loved those things!!

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    1. Yes! My brother and I would have them all the time too :) I recently remembered them and Mike and I have them as an easy to make breakfast sometimes.

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  4. I love mocha drinks! Hot in the winter and cold in the summer! Yum! :)

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    1. Yummy! I love white chocolate mocha from starbucks, so good!

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  5. I have heard some great things about that CLICK, and definitely will be looking for it in the future. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. You're welcome! Everyone else I know loves it, we just can't get past the artificial sweetener taste.

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  6. Don't really like mocha because I dislike coffee flavor. I love vanilla and that's what kind of protein powder I have...never heard of Click... I use Jay Robb it's sweetened with stevia and it tastes really good!!

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    1. I will look for that, thanks mom!

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  7. Jamie this looks amazing. I am actually glad to be no where near one of those or I'd drink them everyday. lol

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    1. Haha! It was a good treat but definitely not something I would suggest having everyday :)

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