You know those amazingly delicious coconut, caramel, and chocolate Samoa Girl Scout cookies that you can only get once a year? Well now you can “drink” one any time you would like!
I have wanted to write this post for over a month but just have not had time. But my girls and I have had time to drink one of these probably at least 5 out of 7 days a week!
This is actually a “Trim Healthy Mama” recipe posted on a blog called Gwen’ s Nest – and it is soooooo good! I just “fattened” it up for Autumn and now we all enjoy it together!
I will post the basic recipe under the “Recipes” tab – but note – there are so many variations you can make with this. We have done Mint Chocolate Chip, Cherry Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, ” Snickers”- the flavors are really limitless – be creative!
A note on the unsweetened coconut: You could use it plain out of the bag, however I do toast and “sweeten” it to give it a really yummy flavor. I just make up a big batch at a time and then store it so I have it on hand when I make the shakes. This step only takes just a couple minutes.
First, I place a small amount of stevia in my hands – and again – you only need a small amount – stevia extract is powerfully sweet stuff – you can go from yum to yuck if you use too much! I then rub the coconut through my hands to kind of coat the coconut in “sweetness”. I then sprinkle a pinch of salt over the coconut and runs it though my hands again. (You will find the key to getting things the perfect sweetness when making keto dessert recipes – and any low-carb recipes as well- is a balance between a pinch of salt and a pinch of stevia):
I then place it in the oven around 250-300 degrees and “toast it” – checking it about every 10 minutes or so and turning it with a spoon. It really does not take too long. Once it is cool, I place it in a storage container so it’s on hand whenever I need it – which is often daily with these shakes!
Now, back to the shake:
Place cottage cheese ( If you don’t like cottage cheese – don’t worry – you don’t taste it!), cream, sweetener and caramel extract, and a pinch of salt the in blender – blend for just a bit:
If you have read my previous shake post on making shakes – you might remember that I said – it isn’t going to look like much — but just wait!:Take your frozen coconut milk ice cubes
(In a previous shake post, I mentioned making coconut milk ice cubes):
Smash them up:
and place them into blender:
Pour contents of blender into your favorite “shake glass” and top with toasted coconut, chocolate chips, and…..enjoy one every day!
Now, it’s time for Autumn and I to get started on a cookie recipe to go with this shake!