Decadent Dessert Smoothies

This recipe is taken from the 2011 Milk Calendar. A few scoops of frozen yogurt whipped up with ice cold Milk and decadent flavours are all it takes to make these dessert smoothies. Truly an icy treat for the entire family!

  • Prep: 5 min
Yields 2 - 4 servings
decadent dessert smoothies
Cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth this summer with any of the three smoothie recipes shown in this video. Taste for yourself how the ingredients combine perfectly with frozen yogourt to create treats that are simply irresistible!

Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk or chocolate Milk
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chocolate syrup
  • 3 scoops chocolate frozen yogurt
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) miniature chocolate chips for topping (optional)
  • Blueberry Cheesecake
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh blueberries or frozen
  • 4 oz (125 g) cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) graham cracker crumbs for topping (optional)
  • Hawaiian
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 frozen banana broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) drained canned crushed pineapple
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 scoops vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) toasted chopped pecans for topping (optional)

Preparation

In a blender, combine milk, fruit and other flavouring ingredients (as called for) and blend until smooth. Add frozen yogurt and blend until smooth.

Pour into 2 to 4 chilled glasses and sprinkle with topping ingredients (as called for, if using).

Tips

Tip for Kids: Young ones can add the ingredients to the blender with parents’ help and older kids can make them with little supervision.

Healthy Eating Tip: Although these ‘sometimes’ treats don’t all hit the nutritional bulls eye, they provide a surprising array of nutrients. Better still, making these with your kids can lead to better food preparation skills. Research shows that having fun while learning to cook and prepare foods is a first important step to developing strong family food experiences which can provide many long-term health benefits.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 294 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 3.1 g
Sodium: 111 mg
per serving
Energy: 276 Calories
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrate: 29 g
Fat: 15 g
Fibre: 1.1 g
Sodium: 211 mg
per serving
Energy: 195 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 31 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 1.3 g
Sodium: 103 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 21 % / 228 mg
Vitamin B12: 31 %
Vitamin D: 30 %
Magnesium: 28 %
Phosphorus: 24 %
 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 23 % / 252 mg
Vitamin B12: 35 %
Vitamin D: 34 %
Riboflavin: 25 %
Vitamin A: 22 %
 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 21 % / 226 mg
Vitamin B12: 31 %
Vitamin D: 30 %
Riboflavin: 23 %
Phosphorus: 17 %