I know, I know – it’s goat cheese week and I’m posting a recipe for Skinny Frozen Mudslides. But I had a REALLY good reason for cheating on goat cheese tonight: my cousin Krissy is in town from Atlanta and heading down to the cape tomorrow for a couple weeks of R&R (jealous).
The Cape is a special place for us, filled with childhood mems of the summers we spent there. When we were little, fun at the Cape meant bike riding, spending so much time in the ocean that our skin pruned, and the occasional french braid fest (except Krissy was the only one with a bowl cut, so she could never get a braid in her hair – pretty sure she’s still bitter about it) Then we started to grow up, and once we all turned 21 we realized “MAN there are some tasty drinks that pair quite well with the smell of salt water and sand between your toes!”.
One drink in particular – frozen mudslides. It’s like dessert in a cup – drunk through a straw – and there’s vodka in it. Be still my heart. However, indulging in one or two of these cocktails will probably wipe out your entire caloric intake for a day – between the ice cream, the vodka, the baileys, the chocolate syrup, the kahlua (ohhhhh I’m getting the shakes, I want one right now!)
So to start Krissy’s vaca off right, I concocted what I believe to be a ‘skinny’ frozen mudslide – and not to throw rose petals at myself or anything, but damn. It was gooood.
*yields 2 mudslides
1/2 cup fat free vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup fat free milk
2 shots vodka
2 tbsp. sugar free chocolate syrup
2 tbsp. Bailey’s Irish Cream Flavored coffee creamer
(can be found in the refrigerated section at the grocery store – near the milk)
1/2 tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE International Latte MOCHA powder
(powder only – can be found in your grocer’s coffee section)
(about 1 full tray)
1) Take 2 – 160z. plastic cups (I think mudslides taste better in plastic cups – classy I know) and line them with the chocolate syrup (you could also just add the syrup to the mixture before you blend it, or at the top, but I think this just makes the cup look pretty 🙂
2) Combine all other ingredients in a blender and blend until all the ice is crushed. You can always add more ice too if it’s not your desired thickness.
There you have it – one of the best summer-time drinks of all time, without the all the guilt.
And If I have done my calculations correctly, each drink is only 7 weight watchers points, which I know still seems like a lot for just one drink, but compared to a whopping TWENTY NINE points for a ‘Non-skinny’ mudslide, well I’d say it’s quite an improvement!
So I hope you enjoyed the ‘skinny frozen mudslide’ sidetrack – back to goat cheese next time! Promise!