Milk Shakes

It took several experiments such as the one illustrated below before I arrived at a suitable combination of ingredients. This recipe makes a 9 oz shake. Dip a cheese stick in a shake for a quick and easy treat.


4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread
2 oz heavy cream
3 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Vanilla Shake
Add 2 pinches of stevia (2 tbsps sugar) and 2ml vanilla flavoring.

Cinnabon Shake
Add 3 pinches of stevia (3 tbsps sugar) and 2 tads (1/2 tsp) of Vietnamese Cinnamon.

Cookies & Cream Shake
Add 3 pinches of stevia (3 tbsps sugar) and 4 drops of flavoring. While this is my favorite Super-Strength flavoring from LorAnn, Horchata and Bavarian Cream are also quite good. LorAnn sells one-ounce droppers that fit their glass bottles.

The best price I've found for Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread is at CostCo where they sell it in 48 oz tubs. Be sure to buy Philadelphia Cream Cheese and that it says Spread on the tub.

See Resources for more information on flavorings and stevia.


Mix the above ingredients with a stick blender, pour into two small glasses, and refrigerate. After a few hours the cream cheese will cause the mixture to thicken. Shakes made with Lorann flavorings should be allowed to age for 24 hours prior to consuming so that the alcohol will evaporate. Keeps well for several days.


The following summarizes the carbohydrate and fat content of a 4 1/2 oz (half recipe) milk shake in grams.

Ingredient sfa pufa mufa  tfa  Carbs Protein
cream cheese spread 10 1 5 16 2 4
heavy cream 6 0 3 9 0 0
almond milk 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 16 1 8 25 2  4

sfa (saturated fat), mufa (monounsaturated fat), pufa (polyunsaturated fat), tfa (total fat)

A 9 oz shake weighs about the same as a Cinnabon roll. Let's compare.

tfa Carbs Protein
Cinnabon roll 37 127 13
Cinnabon shake 50 4 8