CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Banana Pudding Milkshakes

The following is a post from Tiffany at Eat at Home:

This one is going to save you calories and money!

Chick-Fil-A has introduced the Banana Pudding Milkshake as a special flavor this summer.  Even though my daughter works there, I rarely go.  However, I couldn't resist trying this new shake.

And oh my goodness! It is fantastic!

It also rings in at 780 calories for a small.  Gulp.  Not to mention, that it will cost $2.75.  If you're buying for several people that's going to add up fast.

So I set about trying to make a lower calorie, lower cost version at home.  This one comes pretty close.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups fat-free vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Tbs. banana cream instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 vanilla wafer cookies, crushed to fine crumbs

Place all ingredients in blender and mix.  Makes 2 servings (12 oz each).

Restaurant and At-Home Comparison

The homemade version will cost about $2 to make the equivalent of 2 small (12 oz) shakes, so about $1 per serving.  That's the tall glass in the photo.  It has 515 calories, compared to 780 in the Chick-fil-A version.  If you're watching your calories, go for a half serving for 260 calories.  Still a splurge but not too bad.

Do you wish the Chick-fil-A Banana Pudding milkshake had a skinnier version? Well, it does with this copycat recipe! Tastes SO GOOD!

by Savings Lifestyle: Tiffany on May 02, 2012

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