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Sunny skies in the forecast spell an uncertain future for poor Frosty. His floating buttons (they're really miniature chocolate chips) add a whimsical touch to this rich shake, which gets its unique taste from the buttermilk.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 160 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a blender, place half of the ice cream, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon; cover and blend until smooth. Repeat. Pour into glasses. Stir in chocolate chips if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Melted Frosty in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p39

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