This Healthy Chocolate Frosty is packed full of natural protein, and it's a rich, delicious treat that tastes like a chocolate milkshake.
Who among us hears the word 'frosty' and doesn't immediately begin to salivate, a la Pavlov's dog?
Years ago, I created today's recipe based on something I saw on Youtube.
I changed it up, and now it is the delicious, protein-packed confection that everyone in my family gives a thumbs up to!
This is one of my favorite treats on the blog. The protein comes from the cottage cheese and/or yogurt, as well as the nut/seed butter.
If you tolerate dairy, I think you will love it!
Take a peek at the ingredients in a Wendy's frosty here, and I think you will appreciate this version much more!
Cottage cheese and/or Greek yogurt - This frosty recipe relies on Greek yogurt and/or cottage cheese for both protein and consistency. Full-fat cottage cheese is the penultimate for this, but Greek yogurt works as well. It just has a more tangy flavor.
Cocoa powder - This makes the chocolate-y taste! You can use cacao, if you prefer.
Nut/seed butter - My favorite, barring allergies, is cashew butter because it's rich, yet subtly delicious without being a really strong flavor. Peanut butter is awesome for a chocolate peanut butter frosty!
Maple syrup and stevia - These combine to make the frosty nice and sweet!
Vanilla extract - Adds a great flavor that mixes well with the other ingredients.
Milk - Choose a milk you really enjoy, as it will impart some flavor. I really like using my Homemade Coconut Milk.
How to make a healthy frosty
As I wrote above, this frosty depends on the cottage cheese/yogurt, as this is what makes it thick and luscious!
Add to that some cocoa powder, maple syrup, a dollop of nut or seed butter (whatever you like/tolerate), and a good splash of milk.
Blend until smooth and chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Stir in the frozen bits for a delicious and healthy frosty!
You can use one cup of cottage cheese OR one cup of Greek yogurt OR half of each.
If you use all cottage cheese, the taste is reminiscent of a chocolate cheesecake treat, which is heavenly (and addictive).
Yogurt is great in here as well. My favorite is to blend half Greek yogurt with half cottage cheese, but you can use entirely yogurt, if desired.
Because of the salt content in cottage cheese, UNSALTED nut or seed butter is best. Otherwise, the end product can be a bit on the salty side.
If you don't tolerate dairy, this recipe may not be for you. The only alternative I can think of is tofu, but I've not tried that myself.
Please enjoy the video below the recipe showing you just how to make it!
Try some of these other dairy-free chocolate shakes!
Healthy Chocolate Frosty
- 1 cup cottage cheese and/or Greek yogurt see Notes
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon nut or seed butter UNsalted is best; see Notes
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 8-10 drops liquid stevia
- ¼ cup milk of your choice
- Blend everything until very smooth.
- Freeze for 30-60 minutes, until slush-like in consistency.
- Stir together and enjoy!
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
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