Over the summer, I’ve been seeing sponsored posts about Lactaid icecream. My family drink lactaid milk. So, I’m not suprised Instagram and Facebook keep suggesting these posts. During a Friday shopping trip, I went down the frozen looking for MyMochi and Halo Top. I grabbed Cookies & Creme mochi and Mango mochi. My favorite Halo Top flavors were out of stock. To my surprise, Lactaid Icecream was available.
My options were Chocolate and Cookies & Creme. I choose chocolate, because I don’t like the chocolate flavored Halo Top or MyMochi. Plus, I’ve wanted to try and make a homemade milkshake.
In my opinion, milkshakes aren’t expensive. It’s more of the inconvenience that I want to avoid. Someone has to go pick it up, get there order taken, pay and drive home. So, I decided to cut out the middle man. As I mentioned in a previous cookie post, I’m not good at making recipes from scratch. On the way home from the grocery store, I searched for simple milkshake recipes. I decided to use Makinze Gore’s Perfect Milkshake recipe.
I didn’t not follow her recipe entirely, she calls for 4 scoops of ice-cream and 1/2 cup of milk. Preferably whole milk. I put 3 scoops of ice-cream and 1/4 cup of Lactaid 2% milk. My adjustment worked, but it only yielded a 10 Oz shake. Truthfully, that’s probably healthier than a 20 Oz shake. However, I was shooting for 16 Oz shake in my Mason Jar.
On my second attempt, I followed the recipe and was able to fill my 16 Oz Mason Jar. Since I used 2%, the shake was thin, which is my personal preference. If I wanted to eat it with a spoon, I would have a bowl of icecream.
The lactaid ice-cream and milk paired well together. If you plan to try it, the ice-cream will ice over after you open it. Don’t worry, it is not freezer burn. Halo Top does the same thing. The Lactaid ice-cream just needs more time to thaw a bit.
Since I made shakes with it, the container yielded three shakes. If your counting your calories, don’t make a habit of making these shakes. Makinze Gore’s recipe equates to 1 and 1/2 cups of ice-cream. Lactaid chocolate ice-cream serving size is 2/3 cup, which is 220. Thats almost 500 calories without the milk.
Have you tried Lactaid ice-cream?
Do you make your own shakes?