It took several experiments such as the one illustrated below before I arrived at a suitable combination of ingredients. This recipe makes two 4 1/2 oz shakes.
4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread
2 oz heavy cream
3 oz unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla)
2 pinches stevia (equivalent to 2 tbsps sugar)
4ml with plain unsweetened almond milk
2ml with vanilla unsweetened almond milk
See Resources for more information on flavorings and stevia.
When shopping for ingredients look for discounts at your local grocers as prices can vary significantly from one store to another. For example, the best discount 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.
For a vanilla shake mix the above ingredients with a stick blender, pour into two small glasses, and refrigerate. After a few hours the alcohol from the flavoring will evaporate and the cream cheese will cause the mixture to thicken. Keeps well for for several days.
A few additions to the above recipe yield some tasty treats:
Apple Pie à la Mode
Add an extra pinch of stevia and 1/2 tsp (2 tads) of Apple Pie Spice.
Add an extra pinch of stevia and 1/4 tsp (1 tad) of Vietnamese Cinnamon, mix with blender,
pour into two glasses, then add 1/8 tsp (2 pinches) of cinnamon to each glass and stir with a spoon.
The following summarizes the carbohydrate and fat content of a 4 1/2 oz milk shake in grams.
Ingredient Carbs sfa pufa mufa tfa cream cheese spread 4 11 0 5 16 heavy cream 0 6 0 3 9 almond milk 0 0 0 0 0 Total 4 17 0 8 25
sfa (saturated fat), mufa (monounsaturated fat), pufa (polyunsaturated fat), tfa (total fat)
A 9 oz shake weighs about the same as a Cinnabon. Let's compare.
Carbs Fat Calories Cinnabon 127 37 880 Milk Shake 8 50 530