Very Vanilla Smoothie Fat Bomb

The best way to elevate the “plain vanilla” milkshake is to use fresh vanilla bean in place of extract. Using vanilla bean makes this smoothie a tastier choice than even the best ice cream shop masterpiece.

Serves: 1Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 1


  • 6 oz. half-and-half
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped, pulp only
  • 4 drops liquid stevia
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder


  • Pour half-and-half and gelatin into a blender and blend to combine. Add remaining ingredients except ice cubes and blend another minute until well mixed.
  • Place ice cubes into blender and process until smoothie thickens. Pour into a glass and top with cocoa powder. Serve immediately.