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Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« on: September 27, 2006, 01:52:08 AM »
Good morning! This is for HB, or anyone else who may can help. Last night I read in a coconut oil thread about a mock chocolate ice cream smoothie recipe that was posted elsewhere. Well, I did a search for it, but I can't find it. And I'm pretty sure I want to eat it. Today. So if anyone has this, please let me know!

Thanks so much!
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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 04:29:39 AM »
Well...I don't know where it is either...but it does sound GOOD! HB.... where is it???? ::)
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 05:11:24 AM »
I don't know where, but I want it, too.   ;D 
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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2006, 08:30:43 AM »
Here is a copy of the recipie. Does anyone know if I could use butter in place of the oil and non-stick spray?? Thanks Dara for the link!


Magic Milk Shakes

1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water


1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare

2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes

Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor.  The blender should be about 3/4's full.  Place the lid on.  Process for a full 2 minutes.  Pour into cups and serve.  Makes 4 - 12oz servings.  For preparation tips please see below.

I love this recipe because it makes very rich milk shakes without any ice cream.  I don't always have ice cream in the house because the kids eat it so fast. With this recipe we can  have delicious frosty milk shakes for a fraction of the cost of those using ice cream.  And all the ingredients are on the pantry shelf.

Reader's Tip:  A reader named Chris made these with Splenda replacing the sugar measure for measure and said they turned out perfectly.  If you like Splenda, then this tip would be a great way to reduce the calories and make them sugar-free.  Thanks for sharing Chris!

Variations:

Add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee for a mocha shake

Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake

Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake.

Add a few broken red and white candy mints for a refreshing Chocolate Mint shake.

To make Vanilla Milk Shakes, omit the cocoa powder, reduce the sugar to 1/2-cup and add 1 tablespoon (yes a full tablespoon) of vanilla flavoring.  For a french vanilla milk shake crack in an egg too.

A few tips and a long rant:

I get more email about this recipe than I do about almost anything else.  The people who love it always add the oil and the nonstick spray.  The people who hate it seem to think they can get by without these ingredients.  Let me make things clear.  Fat makes things creamy.  It may seem weird to add vegetable oil to a beverage, but manufacturers do it all the time.  Coffee creamer has oil and shortening it.  Fancy coffee mixes and hot cocoa mixes have oil and shortening added.  Whipped topping and many ice creams have added vegetable fats. Read the labels if you don't believe me. Dairy fat tends to go rancid when it is dried so it is seldom used in  commercial products.  Instead food manufacturers use vegetable fats, usually of the hydrogenated variety.  They are cheaper than dairy fats, don't require refrigeration, and are easier to use.

Fat is added to foods for many different reasons.  For this recipe it acts as a flavor carrier and adds richness and depth to the texture and flavor of the finished shake. Oil is the ingredient that makes your milk shakes thick and creamy.  If you make it without any added fat you will not get a milk shake that resembles Wendy's Frosties. You will get chocolate ice.  Chocolate ice is nice, but it isn't a rich, creamy Frosty.

Think about how creamy mayonnaise is. It's 99% vegetable oil.  All of that creaminess comes from mixing oil with a small amount of vinegar and an emulsifier (eggs in the case of mayo).  Then it's all whipped to creamy perfection.  To make your milk shakes creamy you need to emulsify the milk and the oil, the same way the oil and vinegar must be emulsified for mayonnaise. To emulsify something is to mix it up really well, so the particles won't separate on standing. 

Nonstick spray contains liquid lecithin as it's active ingredient.  Lecithin is found in eggs and in soybeans, both of which are natural emulsifiers.  You can buy liquid lecithin at your local health food store or online from natural food resources.  If you liked, you could use 1/2-teaspoon of liquid lecithin instead of the nonstick spray.  Most folks don't have liquid lecithin laying about the house though, so I give you the option of using nonstick spray instead.

Liquid lecithin is derived from soybeans.  It is a fat; a healthy fat. When manufacturers discovered that liquid lecithin has nonstick properties they put it in a can with a propellent and thus invented nonstick spray.  Before manufacturers discovered this, old hippies and health food freaks were using lecithin to grease their baking pans and adding it to salad dressings so they would stay mixed longer.  Today, some vegans use liquid lecithin as an egg substitute in baking.  Most store-bought chocolates and salad dressings have liquid lecithin added to give them the creamy satiny quality that we all look for in these products.

Which brings us back to this recipe.  If you want a luscious, satisfying milk shake then follow the recipe and add the oil and the nonstick spray as directed above.

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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2006, 09:37:02 AM »
It is my understanding that you should use oil for the texture to ensure this turns out right.  This would be a great time to use some coconut oil, yum!

As for the cooking spray, you pretty much have to use it, but you can find some organic olive oil sprays at most supermarkets ((and even the occasional SuperWalmart) that works.  The key is that the spray helps to Emulsify the shake.

I promise you, you WANT to use these two ingredients, otherwise the shake WILL NOT turn out the way you are expecting.   At least that is the word on the street :-)
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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006, 10:20:22 AM »
Oh Thanks!  I have used this recipe before actually and it is GREAT!!  I tweaked it though, to make it healthier as well as dairy free, since one of my son's is allergic... :-X

Here it is:

Healthy version of magic milk shake
made for the milk-free individual in mind!


I took the original magic milk shake recipe from Hillbilly Housewife, and tweaked it to make it more healthful, and milk-free so that my milk-allergic son could enjoy them with the rest of our family!! Here are the results:

1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water

6 TBSP Vance's dairy free original powder

2/3 cup cane juice crystal's (found at health food stores)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon REAL vanilla extract

1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare

2 tablespoons coconut oil, plus a 5-second squirt of organic oil spray for emulsification purposes

Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4's full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve. Makes 4 - 12oz servings. For preparation tips please see below.

Variations:

Add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee for a mocha shake

Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake

Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake.

Add a few broken red and white candy mints for a refreshing Chocolate Mint shake.
Jenn :D

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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006, 10:53:39 AM »
I tried the original H.H. recipe using olive oil.  I wouldn't recommend it!  Way too strong!  Coconut sounds heavenly though!  I need to buy some!!  :)

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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2006, 11:43:54 AM »
Well I just made the original version. I didn't have any non stick so i just used 3T of oild. It was pretty good. My blender wouldn't crush up all the ice so it ended up more like choc. milk. Yum yum!!! I also just used milk instead of water and powdered milk.
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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2006, 02:14:25 PM »
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I just tried Hillbilly Housewive's recipe for a Magic Milk Shake.  It's not yogurt, but it's very yummy.  I made a couple of substitutions.  I used powdered meringue instead of lecithin as egg white are an emulsifier as well and lecithin is a soy product.  I also used coconut oil instead of corn oil.

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Re: Where's that "Mock Choc. Ice Cream Smoothie"Recipe????
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2006, 05:44:17 AM »
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Reader's Tip:  A reader named Chris made these with Splenda replacing the sugar measure for measure and said they turned out perfectly.  If you like Splenda, then this tip would be a great way to reduce the calories and make them sugar-free.  Thanks for sharing Chris!

Well if anyone cares about this topic, after almost 2 months.... ;D

My children love the chocolate PB smoothie and we put 1 or 2 Tb flaxseed meal in ours and use 1/2 banana and honey for sweetener.  They love it!