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Chocolate Fake Shake

Chocolate ‘Fake’ Shake Milkshake Recipe

April 20, 2015 Sarah Coggins

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Our weather has been a bit of a roller coaster lately – cool one day and hot the next. Late last week we suddenly hit upper 70s/low 80s and were digging out our shorts to wear. I’m guilty of indulging in ice cream quite frequently on days like this. A nice, cool treat.

Chocolate "Fake" Shake Milkshake

Last year I was pregnant the entire summer and really couldn’t fight off the craving for chocolate ice cream. But I didn’t want all the calories and I still don’t. Thankfully, I found a way around them by making what I call the ‘fake’ shake.

While I cut the calories, I still had one problem – sensitivity to cold foods & beverages. In recent months I’ve noticed that anything too cold will give a couple of my teeth pain which makes it difficult for me to enjoy several of my favorite treats including shakes.

Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen

In search of long-lasting relief for my sensitive teeth, I purchased a Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen. I found it at Kroger in the toothpaste aisle near the pharmacy. (Tip: check Kroger’s website before you shop as many Kroger and Kroger banner stores have a digital coupon right now for Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen.)

Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen at Kroger

I started using it and noticed an improvement in my teeth sensitivity in about 3 days. The Actis Enamel Pen blocks sensitivity at the source of pain. Simply: Brush, Apply, Go. And, since the pen stores inside the included toothbrush, there is no losing it or forgetting to use it. It’s there and ready every time I brush my teeth.

Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen

With my tooth sensitivity finally under control, I was excited to whip up a quick chocolate ‘fake’ shake to enjoy without the fear of pain.

Chocolate Fake Shake


1 cup of crushed Ice
1/3 Banana
1-1/2 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup of Milk

Add crushed ice, banana, cocoa powder, and vanilla to blender. Pour milk over. Blend until smooth. Pour into cup and enjoy!

Do you battle with sensitive teeth too? What’s your favorite warm weather treat?

Chocolate ‘Fake’ Shake Milkshake Recipe

Yields 1 serving

Love milkshakes, but don't want all the calories? This "fake" shake is the perfect solution. High on taste. Low on calories. Enjoy your treat without the guilt!

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  • 1 cup of crushed Ice
  • 1/3 Banana
  • 1-1/2 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup of Milk


  1. Add crushed ice, banana, cocoa powder, and vanilla to blender.
  2. Pour milk over.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into cup and enjoy!


  • Julie S. April 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm
    That looks delicious!
    • Sarah Coggins April 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm
      It is! Satisfies my chocolate ice cream craving and under 100 calories using skim milk so win-win.
  • Holly April 21, 2015 at 11:28 am
    I do struggle with sensitive teeth. It's such a killer, especially when biting into a hot piece of pizza or ice cold popsicle! I'm going to have to try this out for a solution!
    • Sarah Coggins April 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm
      Hot hasn't seemed to bother me, but cold - ouch! It's been nice to try something noninvasive and fast acting.
  • Sarah Halstead April 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm
    Oh! That looks so yummy!
    • Sarah Coggins April 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm
      It is and totally satisfies the chocolate ice cream craving for me. :)
  • Stephanie April 24, 2015 at 12:49 am
    that actually sounds REALLY good! Trying it for sure
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