McCafé Strawberry Shake Made Skinny



Take creamy fat-free ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt and milk, add loads of luscious strawberries and such and the results are pure deliciousness!  It’s so flavorful, it doesn’t need to be topped off with whipped cream and a cherry like many choose to do at McDonald’s. Their shake is not even made with real strawberries!  McDonald’s uses a strawberry syrup instead to flavor the shake. One of my strawberry shakes has 166 calories, 1 gram of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS and 7 SmartPoints. Each skinny shake even has 7 grams of fiber!  The same 12 oz McCafé Strawberry Shake has 420 calories and 10 grams of fat.  My skinny shake makes a refreshing afternoon treat or dessert. So, give it a whirl…You’re gonna love it!

Prep Time: 8 minutes


½ cup Breyers fat-free creamy vanilla ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt, see shopping tip

3 tablespoons nonfat milk

1 cup fresh strawberries or frozen, sliced (if using frozen strawberries, you’ll not need to add ice)

¾ cup ice cubes

¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

1½ packages Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute


1. Add all ingredients in a blender (if using frozen strawberries, you’ll not need to add ice) Mix on high until completely blended.  You might need to turn off the blender a few times to stir and then blend again.  It also helps to shake the blender a few times, while blending.

Makes 1 (12 oz) shake

Fat Fact

One (12 oz cup) McCafé Strawberry Shake topped off with whipped cream and a cherry has
560 calories, 18g fat, 11g protein, 89g carbs, 0g fiber, 170mg sodium, 79g sugar


Healthy Benefit
Did you know that strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange?  Eight medium-sized strawberries contain 140% of the RDA for vitamin C.

Shopping and Prep Tip

I used Breyers fat-free creamy vanilla ice cream. You’ll find it in most supermarkets.  If you can’t find it, use another brand of fat-free vanilla ice cream or nonfat frozen yogurt.  If using frozen yogurt from you local shop, freeze for at least 1 hour to harden.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints 7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
Weight Watchers
(old points) 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (12 oz) Skinny Strawberry Shake
166 calories, 1g fat, 6g protein, 36g carbs, 7g fiber, 79mg sodium, 24g sugar

FAT FACTS: for 1 (12 oz) McCafé Strawberry Shake
420 calories, 10g fat, 10g protein, 73g carbs, 0g fiber, 130mg sodium, 63g sugar

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13 Responses to “McCafé Strawberry Shake Made Skinny”

  1. Jess Says:

    These look great! I wonder if just freezing regular yogurt in ice cube trays would work instead of the ice cream/frozen yogurt, kind of like how you’d make a smoothie? I’ll definitely have to try this one!

  2. admin Says:

    Good question Jess. I’ve never tried it that way. If you do, I love your feedback! Thanks.

  3. Minnie(@thelady8home) Says:

    Wow, nice summer recipe and best being fat free! 😀

  4. The Better Baker Says:

    I have NO doubt I’m gonna love this….MMM! You are always grabbing me by the neck and shaking me silly with your awesome skinny creations. =) Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  5. admin Says:

    You are so funny! Thanks so much for the great comment and for hosting another great Weekend Potluck!

  6. The Better Baker Says:

    Please come over and check out my blog post…I shared this awesome recipe and a link back to here…and more….LOVE ME SOME RASPBERRIES! =)

  7. admin Says:

    You are just the sweetest lady! Thanks so much for all the kind words you wrote about my site on yours, The Better Baker. Also, I love the sound of your version of my strawberry shake, Skinny Raspberry/Banana Shake…Yum. Thanks so much for making me sound sooo good!!!

  8. Cathy Kelleher Says:

    I cannot wait to have this for tonight’s dessert! Perfect for our heatwave!!

  9. admin Says:

    Happy skinny sipping Cathy!
    With my best wishes,

  10. Miz Helen Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. admin Says:

    I love sharing something each week on your link party. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen!

  12. Miz Helen Says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  13. admin Says:

    Fantastic..Thanks so very much for featuring my recipe!!! Miz Helen, I love sharing each week on your link party.
    With my best wishes,

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