Tag Archives: Milkshakes

What’s Yazoo No Added Sugar like?

Since the long ago days of weaning we’ve always been careful to ensure that the small boy has a couple of glasses of milk a day. Milk is full of nutrients I think are pretty essential for a growing boy (calcium and protein to help maintain bones, as well as vitamin B2). I’ve never been much of a milk drinker myself, but I’ve always enjoyed drinking milkshakes, the problem is they tend to be jam packed with sugar. We were sent some bottles of Yazoo No Added Sugar to put to the test, what did the small boy think?

Yazoo No Added Sugar

Yazoo No Added Sugar is available in three flavours: Strawberry, Banana and Toffee. It is available in 200ml bottles, as well as in packs of 4 from supermarkets. Yazoo No Added Sugar contains only naturally occurring sugars and no artificial sweeteners. It is also suitable for vegetarians. 

After school the boy enjoys a snack before we dash off to one of the many activities which occupy his time. Usually he will have a drink of milk and some snack, such as a piece of fruit, some yoghurt or a piece of toast. He’s a growing boy, he never stops and he’s got “hollow legs” just like his dad.

Yazoo No Added Sugar

The good thing about Yazoo No Added Sugar for me is that it’s not full of sugar and sweeteners, whereas most other ready make milkshakes are. They contain no more sugar than an equivalent amount of semi-skimmed milk. They are also ready made, so I don’t have to faff around making up the milkshake from a powder.

I also like that the bottles are just the right size, 200mls is a big enough drink for anyone. It’s a good size for trips out and picnics and doesn’t need to be refrigerated, though we keep a couple of bottles in the fridge for him.

Yazoo No Added Sugar is not a thick milkshake, which suits us. We always think thick milkshakes (unless you make them yourself with loads of ice cream) feel really artificial in your mouth. 

Yazoo No Added Sugar

The flavours are the kind of flavours he loves – strawberry, banana and toffee. I’m not sure why there isn’t a chocolate flavour (surely chocolate milkshake is the most popular flavour in the world?) but that is probably on their to do list.

The boy seems to enjoy all the flavours fairly equally, he perhaps has a slight preference for the strawberry and the banana over the toffee, but he will very happily drink all of them and give me a big milky moustache smile afterwards.

Yazoo No Added Sugar is available from a range of supermarkets including Morrisons and Tesco and cost around 50p per 200ml bottle (though I have noticed they are on offer in a lot of places right now).

For more information, visit the Yazoo website.

Note: We were sent some bottles of Yazoo to try out for reciew purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Chocolate Peanut Hottie….. More boozy milkshakes!

In February I got to try out some Peanut Hottie. As a hot drink it’s warming, satisfying and a bit of a low-calorie treat, but me being me, I ended up making some pretty sexy, dirty, boozy, Peanut Hottie & bourbon milkshakes with it. Of course I blogged it and it is now without question one of my most popular blog posts. Turns out you lot love a dirty milkshake!

Last week I got my paws on some CHOCOLATE Peanut Hottie. Yup, you read that right. It’s like hot chocolate with a dollop of peanut butter stirred through it. Delicious, a little bit naughty and still only 83 calories a mug. But what could I do with this Chocolate Peanut Hottie? There was only one answer, make a milkshake and add booze! So I did.

chocolate peanut hottie

First off, for the small boy who was stood in the kitchen bellowing “I want a milkshake pleeeease!” I made a non-alcoholic version…

Chocolate Peanut Hottie Milkshake (serves one)
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
4 teaspoons of Chocolate Peanut Hottie
350mls of milk

Put it all in a blender and whiz up for a minute, pour it into a glass, you can top it with squirty cream and a peanutty treat if you’re being fancy, I added a slice of a Snickers bar.

I spent ages thinking about what I should slosh into my milkshake, I did consider bourbon, which would still work a treat, but I wanted something different to what I’d had before. Amaretto (a delicious almond flavour liqueur) seemed a pretty good choice, I figured the nutty flavours would really work with the Chocolate Peanut Hottie and I was not wrong.

Chocolate Peanut Hottie & Amaretto Milkshake (serves one)
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
4 teaspoons of Chocolate Peanut Hottie
2 shots of Amaretto liqueur
350mls of milk

Again, put everything in a blender and whiz it up for a minute. Pour it into a glass, add squirty cream and your slice of Snickers (only if you’re being fancy) and enjoy.

I used vanilla ice cream, but if you wanted to boost the chocolately flavours you could use chocolate ice cream, or a scoop of vanilla and a scoop of chocolate would be good too.

Chocolate Peanut Hottie

I have to say it was excellent, Peanut Hottie works so well in milkshakes and it does have fewer calories than just dolloping in actual peanut butter, though I guess if you’re drinking this you’re less concerned about calories and more concerned about putting awesome things in your mouth. And by god, this is an awesome thing.

You can find Peanut Hottie in Sainbury’s, Waitrose, Booths and Tesco.

Note: I was sent a jar of Chocolate Peanut Hottie free of charge for review purposes. All images and opinions are my own.

Quick & Easy Malteser Milkshakes

One of  the most popular posts I’ve ever written on this blog were some recipes for peanut butter milkshakes. They were incredibly good, but they also contained a healthy slug of bourbon, which made them a bit adult. Today we fancied a sweet treat, so we raided the cupboards and made this delicious Malteser Milkshake.

Malteaser milkshake

Here’s what we did…
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 packet of maltesers
350mls of milk
Squirty cream

Whizz the maltesers up in a blender until they’re crumbs (but not too fine, you still want a hint of crunch), add the ice cream and the milk and whizz up together until blended. Pour into a glass and top with squirty cream and decorate with whatever you fancy, I put a couple of maltesers aside and popped them on top.

Many hands make light work, so I enlisted the help of the small boy to help make the milkshake. As you can see from his little face he was pretty happy with his milkshake.

What’s your favourite milkshake?