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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!

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CopyCat Chick-Fil-A Banana Pudding Milkshakes

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
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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

 

Instructions

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

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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