Have Your Black Tap Shake and Keep That Beach Bod, Too

Make a milkshake Kelis would be proud of.

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Have you all heard of the food oasis that is Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer in NYC? I literally want to hop a flight just to eat here. The hotspot specializes in craft burgers (obvs), craft burger salads, wings and mile-high milkshakes.

These milkshakes aren't your everyday shakes. Each one is topped with your favorite desserts, from whole slices of cake and chocolate chip cookies (plural) to donuts and cotton candy. You'll need forks, spoons and multiple friends to finish these bad boys.

You get the idea. These shakes are particularly naughty, though, at 1,600 calories a pop. Hey, #treatyoself! But if you want to devour these tasty treats a little more frequently without the guilt, we've got a show-stopping shake that you can sip on and feel oh-so-good about.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Milkshake

Photo by: Photo and recipe courtesy of graze

Photo and recipe courtesy of graze

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • dash of nutmeg + cinnamon
  • low-fat whipped cream
  • snickerdoodle dip (we used Graze)
  • chocolate pretzel dipper (we used Graze)
  • cocoa and vanilla protein bar (we used Graze)
  • cocoa cookies (we used Graze)

Directions

Blend together the almond milk, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, banana, ice, nutmeg, cinnamon and snickerdoodle dip until smooth. (Save a little bit of the dip for the last step!) Tip: For a thicker shake, (which is better for holding lots of toppings!) add more ice or a frozen banana.

Place the milkshake in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up in preparation for all of the toppings. While the milkshake is in the freezer, crush up the salted pretzels on a plate.

When the milkshake is firm (but not frozen!), spread the chocolate hazelnut dip (from the chocolate pretzel dipper) around the rim of the glass and roll it in the crushed pretzel.

Next, place a dollop of low-fat whipped cream on top of the shake and begin placing the rest of the snacks on top. The protein bar, cocoa cookies and cinnamon sticks (from the snickerdoodle dip) are the perfect toppings to create a truly decadent snickerdoodle cookie milkshake.

For an over-the-top finishing touch, melt the rest of the snickerdoodle dip and drizzle it over the entire shake.

Final step? Grab a spoon (and a friend!) to dig in and enjoy!

For even more delectable milkshakes you can sip all summer long, head over to FoodNetwork.com.

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