8.16.2011

I tried a shake and I liked it!

On hot summer days (90+ degree weather), my kids usually beg for a strawberry banana smoothie from a local franchise.  With 2 kids -- that adds up!  So when I learned that Dreyer’s was coming out with their own line of shakes and smoothies, I decided to give it a shot. 


At $1.07 plus taxes at my local Wal-mart, I bought one of each flavor they had: (a) smoothies: mixed berry, strawberry banana, tropical, and (b) shakes: chocolate and cookies and cream.  I love that you just add about 1/3 cup milk and ta-da! You have your own shake (or smoothie, for that matter).  


We also love that you can add more milk (or less, for a thicker version), or add your particular kind of milk, to adjust it to your kind of drink.  The kids like their own Vitamin D milk, while Mommy is partial to the fat-free kind (to minimize calories).  



After trying all the different flavors – we found that the smoothie version was “tart and fruity” (according to our 10 year old expert) and the shake was “super creamy” says our 4 year old resident smoothie expert.  Me?  I am partial to the mixed berry smoothie with a splash of fat-free milk.  



My secret elixir for our hot summer days..

If you’ve tried it, and you liked it, or just want to try it – leave a comment to this post between  8/16 - 8/31, and you will be automatically entered to win $100 visa gift card courtesy of Dreyer’s.


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193 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I love blueberry smoothies.

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Anonymous said...

I buy Edy's ice cream all the time, but have not seen the shakes in my grocery store yet. I can't wait for them to show up - they do look good.
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Jennifer Byde Myers said...

I like that you can change how this it is. That will be helpful.

Marty said...

We are a total cookies-n-cream family :) With three toddlers, I guess that shouldn't be much of a surprise to me! They would just love to make these, too!

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MANDY83 said...

I haven't tried it yet but these look really good, especially the chocolate!

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Anonymous said...

yum! i love smoothies- especially vanilla ones. scg00387a t yahoo dot com

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SusanJ said...

Yummy!

Elaine said...

I wonder how they'd work with almond milk. Hmmm....

JC said...

Fruit smoothies looks so good!
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Robin M. said...

I am really wanting to try the chocolate right now!

Leslie said...

I'd love to try these! (And I'd love to win the gift card, too.)'

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sustahl said...

I love fruit smoothies.
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Shel said...

I haven't tried it but I love Dreyer's ice cream...I think I'd go for the Tropical Smoothie first.

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Shel said...

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Bonnie said...

We tried the shakes and smoothies; but we never bought them again. I think they are hard to find in the freezer section
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Linders said...

Nice to have at work on a payroll Friday. Mmm...chocolate.....

Linders said...

MM...chocolate. Great for stressful days at work.

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Lyn H said...

This would be so convenient to have on hand!
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Krista said...

Chocolate is heavenly! kmwabrek(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kim said...

I love me some chocolate fudge ice cream, nice and rich. OR the peanut butter chocolate perfection from Coldstone's. Yummmy!

Fab said...

We love smoothies and shakes, I will definitely have to try them.

Erika McLain said...

These sound delicious, can't wait to try them!

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susan1215 said...

These look yummy and so easy to make

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Kimberly said...

I have seen these, but haven't tried them yet. With a good review like this, I'll put it on my shopping list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kim
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Sammyishere said...

Yum! A cookies & cream serving would be very well deserved tomorrow for lunch! This site rocks!! (:
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The Simmons Family said...

Chocolate... Yum!!! Or mix the strawberry and the chocolate.. even better!

Adina said...

I totally want to try these!

justine said...

Vanilla looks SOO tasty!

justine said...

Vanilla looks SOOOO good!

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Anonymous said...

I LOOOVE the chocolate shake!!

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Elisabeth said...

I would love to try the mixed berry smoothie! :)

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Elisabeth said...

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Amber said...

ooh I love smoothies, definitely want to try some of these! Thanks!

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bridgetstraub.com said...

There are few things better than a creamy chocolate shake!

Unknown said...

I love these! My favorite is the cookies and cream! Yum.

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Tracy said...

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Katie said...

Yum! I'm a sucker for a good smoothie - tart and fruity is right up my alley. I've yet to try these but they sound a lot easier than having to make smoothies myself... just add milk? Sure thing! :)
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Katie said...

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AJ said...

These look great, would love to try a shake!
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Robin B said...

Haven't tried these yet but they do look yummy!

Geronimo said...

Nomnomnom. Yummy.

Anonymous said...

Love their ice cream.Have not tried the smoothies, but they sound delicious. grammygwendolyn@msn.com

Nicole Larsen said...

Ooooohhhh, these sound delicious!

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Tara M. said...

I might just have to pick one of these up on my way to work!

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The Fam said...

These sound delish!

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wigget said...

i would love to try it!

Slappy said...

With the heat wave anything cold that tastes good is welcome at this point.

Cindy Pickett said...

Can't wait to try these smoothies myself!

SuzRas said...

I've heard of these but haven't tried them yet. I look forward to purchasing them.

Barbara said...

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Barbara said...

I love them and buy them every shopping trip

Kelly Massman said...

Yum! I'd love to try it!

thanks also for a chance to win!
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Georgia said...

I have not tried it yet but I sure am going to today!

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

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Btrflywmn said...

I would love to try the chocolate shake.

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Raine said...

Yum! I'd love to try it!

Toystory said...

Hubby had one of these last night and really enjoyed it. Chocolate flavor.
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freddieq said...

chocolate

bettycd said...

I'd love to try one of the banana strawberry smoothies.

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Kerry said...

I haven't tried them - but they look delicious.
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Delirium said...

I'd love to try the Cookies and Cream!

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Robin said...

I would love to try these - love the ice cream
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cherlag said...

Can u make some Latose Free stuff. This ice cream was my favorite, before becoming latose. Thank You..

LAMusing said...

I'd love to try the Vanilla shake and the Tropical Smoothie
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Norma said...

I'd love to try these - they sound easy to make
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Rebecca said...

I haven't seen these in the store yet—but anything cookies and cream has my name on it! Would love to try it (with some unsweetened almond milk of course!)

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

We love shakes and smoothies as a special treat! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Elena said...

I would love to try Strawberry Banana

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anna s said...

At first I thought it was ice cream, but after reading more, I knew it was much more. I became excited and now I am more curious than ever and want to try these. sounds like the price is great too.

Anonymous said...

I will be trying this with unsweetened coconut milk....yummmm!


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marcia goss said...

I haven't tried these yet, but would love to.
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Jammie said...

I have not tried these yet, but we love edy's coconut fruit bars! Yummy. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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Betty said...

They look delicious. I've never had a smoothie..

HeisKingofkings said...

I've never tried them, but I will now!

marybug2 said...

Have not tried it but I am going to.

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sodahoney said...

Fruit smoothies yummy

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SharShar said...

The Smoothies flavor sounds like a yummy affordable treat

karenmed409 said...

Little guy loves the Strawberry and Bannana smoothies.
Nice healthy treat for the kiddo's
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Vivian d. said...

$1 per shake?? Sold! I'm going to hunt for the chocolate shake . . .

Pamami said...

Looks yummy, can't wait to try it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Yummy! Would love to try this and thanks for giving me the chance too.
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Amy said...

These look amazing and simple! I would love to try the chocolate shake because I'm crazy about chocolate. Thanks for a chance to win the gift card so I can stock up some of these shakes and smoothies!

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kswederski said...

I would like to try the Chocolate shake - sounds good!

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shelley said...

My kids wanted Dairy Queen after back to school night but it was late and DQ was on the other side of town so while buying all their school supplies at Walmart we noticed these. They absolutly love them!And for only $!.00 at Walmart, I love the price. Everybody is happy.

Laura K said...

OOOOH I would love to try the cookies and cream shake. I wish I likes smoothies but if they have any dairy in them I just don't care for them. Thank you for the great post.

The Sunshyn said...

Those look quite yummy. I wish I had a cookies and cream shake right now.
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linda brooks said...

Iv tried it 1 time and it was really good.

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I haven't tried them, but would love to try the chocolate. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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Anonymous said...

We have had plenty of 90+ days a shake(nice and thick) with strawberries in it would be great

Jan said...

I would love to try these especially the cookies n cream
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Michele P. said...

I would love to try this, my daughter would go nuts over the cookies & cream one and it would save me some $ by doing it at home rather than hitting the local smoothie place.

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sebsmom9 said...

mmmm ... ice cream shakes. They sound yummy.

Jesika said...

I would love to try a mixed berry smoothie. Sounds like heaven.

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I love Chocolate shakes!

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Helen Keeler said...

I haven't tried the smooties, but have had Dreyer's ice cream which is always rich and creamy. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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havent tried but would love to!
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Clarke & Lewis said...

OMG- I must try these- I'll atart with vanilla

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Mary said...

We tried the cookies and cream and now they are a staple in our freezer.

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Amy L said...

I haven't tried them, but they sound yummy. I'd especially like to try the chocolate.

Amy L said...

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BethElderton said...

I'd love to try the strawberry banana smoothie
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savvyscheel said...

I have not tried them yet but would love to try chocolate

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jabeck022 said...

I would absolutely love to try th cookies and cream shake! yummmmm! :)

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exotic1 said...

I like them all but tonight I'm in the mood for the strawberry banana :)
Thanks for sharing this yummy review and giveaway~!
PS we have 2 votes for the cookies & cream too in this house lol

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Thanks for sharing this fun yummy review and giveaway~!

linni said...

I havene't and want to try chocolate

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sy said...

I'd like to try these, I like tart and fruity and super creamy stuff.
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Tracey said...

I haven´t tried the Smoothies but I´d like to. Nothing beats the heat like an ice cold smoothie.
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Landen said...

These look delicious!!!
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Nancy said...

I haven't tried this yet, but I would like to. We love their ice cream so I am sure we would like these.

Nancy said...

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whitney said...

i'm a cookies and cream girl!

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Berek said...

These look good enough to break ANY diet for.

creative-type dad said...

I could go for one of these just about now...

brian said...

I haven's tried these yet, but I'd like to. I think I'll start with the cookies & cream

Susan E. said...

These look delicious and so hassle-free. I'd love to try the Tropical smoothie and the Chocolate shake.

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stepperB said...

I have not seen the shakes in my local grocery store yet. Would be interested in trying them though.

Selinda said...

I haven't tried them yet, but I would love to!

Thanks,

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ewhatley said...

I've tried the Smoothies. Easy and delicious!

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Tammy said...

I haven't tried them yet! They look delicious!

Tina said...

I have yet to try these yet but they look awesome! snyder2338@yahoo.com

Tina said...

they look good. i want to try them
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Tina said...

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Alexis said...

going to have to try it....

slehan said...

I want to try the Tropical.
Thanks for the contest.

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Jasmine said...

I'd love to try all of these shakes!
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angie lilly said...

I have not heard of these before now! In my neck of the woods, Dryers is Edy's and I went to thier website to check these out and would love to try the Sunrise blend smoothie! mmm! was happy to see it was vegetarian too!!!!
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Anonymous said...

I love strawberry flavor.
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purplelover04 said...

i love strawberry smoothies

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purplelover04 said...

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Karli said...

Im going to go make a smoothie. Great way to cool off.

Karli said...

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thedickdujour said...

Haven't tried these yet because I'm afraid I'll like them too much :)

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Cathy W said...

I'd love to try ALL of them!
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Anonymous said...

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VickieB said...

I haven't tried them yet, but they sound great
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Nonnie said...

What a super fantastic idea. Will be looking for these where I shop

Kim said...

i've never seen these before. how intriguing!

Aliya Abdul said...

I've been wanting to try these when I saw them at the store but was unsure about how they would taste. We live in the California desert so cold treats are loved in my house :D
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Michelle Spayde said...

I LOVE Smoothies, and didn't even know that Dreyer's had them!! YUM!!!!

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Michelle Spayde said...

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stacy said...

I'd like to try the Cookies and Cream. Yum.

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Betty C said...

I'd love to try the strawberry banana smoothie.

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Michelle said...

I make my own smoothies at home and my family is hooked. But these would be great if I wanted a break from the blender. YUM! Looks delicious.

~dab said...

I've tried the chocolate shake and LOVED it!

nightowl said...

I would love to try the Cookies N' Cream
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