Chocolate milkshake with a twist

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Today’s afternoon snack was unbelievably delicious – it was a chocolate milkshake with a twist. One of Wendy’s toffee coffee twisted frostys sounded nice, but I had no plans to make the 30-minute drive to go get one.

I wasn’t sure what to do to imitate the flavor since there’s no toffee-flavored anything in the house right now. I finally settled on a chocolate milkshake with coffee flavoring. I only added a tiny bit of instant coffee powder, but the amount of richness it added really surprised me. As a general rule, I do NOT like mocha-flavored coffee, so I was surprised I liked this as well as I did.

Here’s how to make it. This is the small mixer cup for my Magic Bullet knockoff (gotta love Aldi!). It holds about a cup, maybe a cup and a half, tops.

Fill your container most of the way with chocolate ice cream. I used homemade because that’s all we had in the house.


Add a splash of milk. In my case, use the rest of the gallon. It was maybe a third of a cup.

Dump in about a half teaspoon of instant coffee granules. This was decaf.

Insert into blender base. . .

Blend. . .

Enjoy. This never made it to a fancy cup. It was fantastic.

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate milkshake with a twist”

  1. check out chew the right thing for 7/28
    Come Slurp Away!
    This Wendy’s swap is a GREAT way to celebrate your summer vacation… even if it’s just a weekend at home.
    1/2 cup Breyers Double Churn Free Creamy Vanilla fat-free ice cream
    1/3 cup light vanilla soymilk
    1/4 cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
    One-third of a 1.4-oz. toffee chocolate bar (like Heath or Skor), finely crushed into bits
    1 tsp. Hershey’s Lite chocolate syrup
    1 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
    3/4 tsp. instant coffee granules
    1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
    3/4 cup crushed ice or 4 – 6 ice cubes
    Optional: Fat Free Reddi-wip

    Place powdered creamer, instant coffee granules, and sweetener in a glass. Add 2 tbsp. hot water and stir until ingredients have dissolved. Transfer to a blender.

    Add ice cream, soymilk, and ice to the blender. Blend briefly, until smooth, and then pour into a glass. Stir in the Cool Whip, until uniform. Add chocolate syrup and toffee-chocolate bits (if you plan to top your drink with Reddi-wip, set a few candy bits aside), and stir gently to swirl them in.

    If you like, top with Reddi-wip and sprinkle with remaining candy bits. Now dig in!


    Serving Size: entire shake
    Calories: 237
    Fat: 5.5g
    Sodium: 145mg
    Carbs: 41g
    Fiber: 3.5g
    Sugars: 25g
    Protein: 5g

    POINTS® value 4*

    I really like the Hungry girl website- their twist on recipes make them a little better for us
    according to them the regular coffee toffee at Wendy’s is this good for us Serving Size: one Frosty
    Calories: 540
    Fat: 20g
    Sodium: 270mg
    Carbs: 83g
    Fiber: 1g
    Sugars: 69g
    Protein: 9g

    POINTS® value 12*

  2. Lori, hope you like it as much as I did!

    Kristi, yes and no. It’s not a real magic bullet. It’s one I got at Aldi one time for $30. :O) Works great, and cost a whole lot less. LOL!

  3. I don’t know why I have not thought about making this. I love the jamocha shake at Arby’s.
    I’ll have to make this tomorrow.

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