I apologize if it seems like I’m in Vanilla Click overload. It’s just that I won this canister from Melting Mama and I feel like when I get something for free it’s good to pay it forward with as much info as possible. Please know that the amount of experimentation I am doing on this Click is what I do for ALL my shake recipes. Generally I make all my recipes three times before I post here and it has to come out consistent all three times. I’ve sort of broken that rule here to share as I experience but all that is to say there are food recipes on the way!
So day one I did a basic Click/milk shake. Day two I did a non-milk shake (with coffee…see post below…). Today I decided to see about doing a vanilla Click Frapp. I love my mocha Click Frapp for many reasons, chief among them that it has 42.5g of protein and keeps me full a loooooooong time.
So here’s a tip about this Frapp. And this is just MY preference so your mileage may vary. I made it up and it was wonderful but I was very averse to using vanilla syrup in it. Somehow the vanilla on vanilla action doesn’t work for me. Vanilla to me needs variation. So that is reflected in the recipe below. But you could easily substitute any flavor syrup you like (including vanilla).
A word about methodology. I recently had an epiphany. I like the “triple thick” style shake – creamy and thick = love to me. To achieve this with any shake is actually quite simple. Aeration is the key. Now yes, I know what you are thinking. “But air creates those little bubbles and I HATE those!” Yes that is true. HOWEVER, that’s in the first few seconds in the blender. Leave your blender on two minutes longer and what was bubbles will become a thick shake on its on without any ice!
Long story short…the air tangos with the whey and milk and changes the consistency. Then when you add ice you get something like a Wendy’s frosty. So blend your liquids for about 2 minutes before then adding ice. I like to wipe down my countertops while this is going on. Some may like to just watch the blender or do something else. WHATEVER. If you like thick shakes, trust me…this works. To know if you’ve done it correctly, look for the “gurgle pop” when you stop the blender. Basically a large bubble will come to the surface and pop. That happens and you are good to go!
Back to the Frapp…I top with fat free whipped cream and eat it with a spoon.