Our Best Smoothies and Shakes
Strawberry Shortcake Shake
This minimal ingredient milkshake is a show-stopping, drool-inducing tall glass of strawberry shortcake heaven. When topped with a cake and strawberry skewer and drizzled with a luscious syrup, this gorgeous dessert might just be better than the real thing.
Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Segment the orange over a bowl to catch all of those tasty juices, and add them to the blender before processing. You can buy frozen mangoes, but for the creamiest sip, start with fresh, and freeze overnight.
This easy, copycat version of your favorite coffee shop drink tastes just like the real thing!
Cookie Cake Milkshake
Got leftover cookie cake after the big party? Now you'll know just what to do with it.
Maple-Peach Milk Shake
Blend maple syrup, peaches, low-fat frozen yogurt, and low-fat milk to make this flavorfull milkshake.
You don't have to be on a tropical island to enjoy this fruity cocktail.
You don't have to drive to your favorite coffee shop to be sipping on this glorious chocolate and coffee drink. Just throw all the ingredients together in a blender and enjoy a refreshing summer sweet treat. Bonus: You probably have most of the ingredients on hand already. What are you waiting for?
Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie
The best smoothies combine great nutrition with even better flavor. Cranberries and green tea pack this drink full of healthy antioxidants, while berries and banana add essential vitamins and nutrients.
Kick-start your day by pureeing silken tofu with orange juice, strawberries, banana, and a little honey for a super-healthy smoothie.
Cookies-and-Cream Milk Shakes
Blend Oreos, ice cream, and milk for an indulgent summer milk shake.
Birthday Cake Shake
This 5-ingredient cake batter milkshake shows there's more than one use for store-bought cake mix.
Indulge in this frozen drink a few hours before bedtime—it gets its flavor from strong brewed coffee. Make a big batch of this homemade coffee treat and we guarantee that this will replace your drive-through drip addiction.
Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake
The green-hued ice cream is a favorite at ice cream parlors across the nation. We jazzed up our Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake with a few drops of green coloring for a faint tint of color.
Fruit and Yogurt Shake
Perfect for a midmorning snack, this shake packs the bright flavors of pomegranate cherry juice and crushed pineapple with filling plain yogurt. It can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days, so keep extra on hand to satisfy those sugar cravings.
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
Frozen bananas, graham cracker crumbs, and vanilla extract are a few of the ingredients that make this smoothie a rich dessert in a glass. Because it calls for low-fat yogurt and fat-free milk, one serving of this drink gives you about the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk.
Blackberry-Mango Breakfast Shake
Sneak silken tofu into a sweet-tart breakfast smoothie to keep energy high from morning through the 3pm afternoon slow-down. This is a great way to get extra protein and fiber past pickier palates.
Vanilla Honey-Nut Smoothie
Start with creamy frozen yogurt and add peanut butter, milk, and honey for a nutty sweet treat. Silken tofu and ground flaxseed help this smoothie stick with you throughout an afternoon of running errands.
Fresh Strawberry Milk Shakes
These creamy strawberry milkshakes keep it simple with just 4 ingredients: fresh strawberries, vanilla extract, ice cream, and milk.
Make this smoothie in minutes by freezing cubed mango the night before and blending with banana, milk, honey, and vanilla extract when you're ready to serve.
While the dishwasher runs after dinner, whip up a batch of this blended treat. Honey sweetens the banana-strawberry-yogurt mixture. Serve thick for a fun beat-the-heat dessert.
Blend frozen fruit juice with fresh strawberries and a banana for a smoothie spiked with bright fruit flavor. This tasty drink is rich and creamy thanks to a hearty helping of vanilla low-fat yogurt.
Elvis Milk Shakes
Drink a tribute to the King of Rock-and-Roll with this shake that combines two of his favorite flavors: bananas and peanut butter.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Shake
This chocolate, peanut butter, and banana shake is like an explosion of flavors all in one glass. Top this shake with a generous (and messy) crown of whipped cream and chocolate syrup for the perfect answer to your chocolate craving.
Spice up a Mexican-inspired evening with a smoothie infused with the warm molasses flavor of brown sugar. Serve the slushy cocktail over ice.
Frozen mixed berries and dry milk help keep cost and preparation to a minimum for this anytime smoothie. Blend with banana, yogurt, sugar, and orange juice for a citrus accent. Substitute other frozen fruits, like peaches, for fun variety.
Kids are sure to love these smoothies-on-a-stick! Just blend, pour in paper cups with a popsicle stick, and freeze for creamy, icy goodness.
Ingredients from the favorite treat are morphed into a dreamy S'more Shake--no campfire required.
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies
Get the day started right with a peanut butter, banana, and flax smoothie. Not only will it taste like a treat but you'll get a good dose of potassium, protein, and fiber to boot. If the smoothies seem too thick, just add another tablespoon or two of milk.
This slightly sweet, thick drink is a great snack or part of a breakfast: Just one serving offers about one-third of the day's vitamin C and vitamin A and about 10 percent potassium in a low-calorie package.
This refreshing classic includes raspberries, strawberries, and ground flaxseed.
Smoothies are the perfect bases for allowing kids to add their own personality and get creative. The yogurt gives it a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice.
Layered Fruit Smoothie
Chocolate Malt Shake
This light shake is satisfyingly thick. Decrease the amount of malted milk powder if you'd like less malt flavor.
Espresso Soy Milk Shake
This satisfying shake is a speedy dessert. It's also a way to enjoy the health benefits of caffeine, which may help lower your risk of diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
Pumpkin Pie Shake
This shake is a great festive dessert idea, but since it uses canned pumpkin, you can make it year-round.
Ginger, Berries, and Oats Smoothie
Ginger adds a touch of warmth to the fruit and honey in this smoothie. Store ginger tightly wrapped in the freezer; it will grate easily.
Creamy Mango, Avocado, and Lime Smoothie
Avocado in smoothies is the latest trend. It lends a wonderful creaminess, but don't worry, you won't be able to taste it!
Peach Melba Shake
Whether you're craving an afternoon snack, or a smooth, creamy, and fruity dessert, this shake will hit the spot. Put the ice cream in the blender last to easily make a smooth shake.
Mixed berries and pomegranate-blueberry juice combine to create a "berry" tasty Pom-Berry Shake.
Mexican Cocoa Smoothie
The secret to the rich chocolate flavor in this smoothie: a scoop of dark chocolate sorbet and cocoa powder. A pinch of cinnamon gives it a Mexican twist.
Serve the spirited Caribbean Bushwacker as a respite to a hot, summer day or as a dessert finale at dinner.
Date Milk Shake
Date milk shakes are a popular cool treat in sunny Southern California, where extremely large Medjool dates grow abundantly. Sprinkle each dessert shake with additional cinnamon, if desired.
Triple Melon Smoothie
Melons are at their peak season June through September. Make this smoothie with ripe, in-season fruit for a great-tasting, refreshing drink when the weather's hot. Garnish with additional diced melon, if desired.
Peachy Dream is just what the name indicates--a peach lover's dream! We combine fresh peaches, ice cream, and orange juice to create this peach-of-a-milkshake.
Rich in antioxidants, this brilliantly purple dairy-free shake makes for a healthful dessert. Oat milk is naturally sweet, but adding just a bit of honey really brings out the berries' flavor.
Serve as a special dessert, or divide this fruity shake into smaller portions for a cool and creamy afternoon treat.
Pomegranates and strawberries are both packed with vitamin C, maing this easy four-ingredient smoothie extra nutritious!
Caramel Espresso Smoothie
This smoothie appears deceivingly decadent, but it has a secret. It harnesses the power of soy milk and silken tofu to create a delightfully creamy, caffeinated beverage.
Mango Lassi Smoothie
Fresh mango is frozen so that it blends into a delightfully thick, sweet smoothie. Our Mango Lassi is based off a favorite Indian treat.
Creamy, Dreamy Tropical Smoothie
Wish you were on the beach right now? One sip of our smoothie and you'll be there before you can say "aloha." Coconut milk and Greek yogurt make this smoothie supercreamy, and pineapple gives it a sweeeeet tropical kick.
Butterscotch-Sea Salt Shake
Salty-sweet is the way we describe this decadent Butterscotch-Sea Salt Shake.
Key Lime-Coconut Smoothie
A cross between Key lime pie and a coconut mojito, this smoothie makes a great breakfast drink or sweet afternoon treat. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top, if you like.
Blend low-fat yogurt, Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, frozen berries, and bananas to make this simple breakfast smoothie.
Go-Getter Green Smoothie
Be sure to try this smoothie in the summer when honeydew melon is at its peak. Garnish glasses with wheels of additional peeled, sliced kiwi fruit, if desired.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Shake
We combine a favorite duo to create Peanut Butter-Chocolate Shake--and top it off with peanut butter cup candy.
Rich Pistachio Shake
Satisfy your salty-sweet craving: Maple syrup and sea salt give this nutty dessert shake nuanced flavor. Garnish with additional chopped pistachios, if desired.
Make an adults-only cocktail in a festive, all-natural glass. The rum is optional; omit when serving to children.
A campfire dessert in a glass: Broiling marshmallows in the oven is a quick way to get the fire-toasted flavor you grew up with. Each shake is topped with a toasty marshmallow; if you like, sprinkle each shake with a few chocolate shavings. You can also crush another graham cracker sheet and use the crumbs to rim the glasses.
Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger and Lemon Grass restaurants sure knows how to cool off (maybe it's the Sacramento heat). In the Test Kitchen, we've been drinking her lemonade slushy--amped up with chile, mint, and lime--by the blenderful.
Yogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia. We like ours with puréed cucumber and herbs, plus a spritz of club soda.
Basil gives these smoothies a jolt of garden-fresh flavor. Use whatever kind of milk is in your fridge. We call for almond milk, which is lower in fat and calories than cow's milk, but both contain essential nutrients.
Peppermint Patty Frappés
This easy holiday drink is akin to an off-the-charts milkshake. The peppermint candies add bold mint flavor as well as a kick of sweet chocolate.
Sweet Fig Smoothies
This recipe offers a great use for figs that are very ripe (or even overripe) and need to be used soon. The riper the fig, the sweeter and more delicious in this creamy breakfast drink.