When Dreyer’s asked me to review their new Shakes and Smoothies, I knew it would be a great opportunity to put my girls to work: They’re honest, they love to eat, and they especially love ice cream. First we went shopping, and bought nearly all the flavors in the freezer section.
Willow’s allergic to mango, so we skipped the Tropical Smoothie, even though it looked good. Then we came home for supper, and tried a couple of the Shakes for dessert (Chocolate and Cookies n’ Cream).
The girls were able to open and mix these up on their own, easily. I took video of the whole thing, but am too horrified by my voice to post it. I’ll just say that they were both very happy, loved the flavors, and asked if we could get these for “all the time?”
After they devoured every drop of their Shakes, I started looking at the labels a little more closely. The Smoothies are gluten-free, nut free, and kosher. The Shakes are all that, too, and only about half (or less) of the calories in a restaurant milkshake, which surprised me.
The next day was hot, and the girls had a friend over. After lunch, we went out to the backyard with a couple of Smoothies (Strawberry Bananna and Mixed Berry), the Vanilla Shake, and a few cups of milk. Again I got out the video camera, but this time I let the girls do all the talking.
Dreyer’s smoothies & shakes from Jenifer Monroe on Vimeo.
You can see these were a BIG hit with all three kids, so I’ve promised to go back to the store and stock up. You’ll find special offers for Shakes and Smoothies on Dreyer’s Facebook page. Looks like it’s time for me to get that second freezer set up in the garage. If you’re in need of cash to go toward a second fridge to store all your Dreyer’s Shakes and Smoothies in, be sure you enter to win the $100 Visa Gift Card that Dreyer’s is giving away to celebrate their newest release (info on how to enter will be at the bottom of this post). Don’t have Dreyer’s in your area? Ask for them under the name Edy’s. There are also other chances to win on the BlogHer.com roundup page, so be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes section. You’ll want to hurry up, as this sweepstakes is only running from August 16th through August 31st.
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I would love to try the shakes when they (finally) appear on my grocery store shelf! I buy Edy’s ice cream all the time.
We have a couple of these in the freezer.. I just bought them but we haven’t tried them yet. Glad to see they’re easy to mix.
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Thanks for the Twitter love! They are pretty easy to mix, and Scuba liked them, too.
I’d love to try the vanilla shakes.
delicious id love to try the mango one!!
I wonder if they would have the same awesome with almond milk mixed in? We never seem to have actual milk ’round these parts…
Thanks for the heads up. I’d love to try mixed berry smoothies
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I really want to try these!
We’re popsicled out this summer and these sound like a good substitute to mix it up. We may have to try them.
I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/rsmstahley/status/104378831808376834
I love fruit smoothies and anything with chocolate or mint ice cream.
I am going to try these, they sound really yummy…
I haven’t tried them yet but I love Dreyer’s ice cream…I think I’d go for the Tropical Smoothie first.
We tried them, but never bought them again. Don’t know why?
These looks yummy and so easy to make, I’ll have to check them out.
How can I choose my favorite? I am in the mood for chocolate and then I am in the mood for something fruity. What to do? I know go to the freezer and make one in minutes. No waiting in a drive through no waiting in line….I love it. Never again will I say to my husband…I am in a mood for a milkshake will you go 10 miles to get me one? lol
There look terrific! I’ve been craving shakes …. 🙂
mmmmmmmmm, chocolate looks yummy
ooh these look yummy, definitely want to try!
These look delicious…I’ll have to try them out!
I tried these only because my mom had a coupon for them. They are sooooo good. My kids loved the strawberry banana and the cookies and cream. Quick, easy and delicious.
These sound really good! I like that you included info on the fact that they are gluten-free, nut free, and kosher and half the calories of a regular milkshake… just makes them that much more appealing, no? I think the cookies and cream flavor sounds delicious!
I’ve heard of these recently and am dying to try out a Cookies N Cream. Hope to find them in my local store sometime soon!
tried these and good tasting
Great contest! Great girls…
Well I can’t enter but I enjoyed the video. Sophie really liked hers.
Yum! I’m going to have to try the Strawberry Banana smoothie! 🙂
Here’s my tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/egood33/status/105715167408566272
I have tried shakes from the freezer section before, but not this brand. The other one was not that flavorfull and a little chunky. I just heard about this and would love to try it out as I am a huge ice cream fan! Thanks!
I’m really looking forward to trying these, been looking at the store for them. Thanks for the chance to win
I definitely will be checking out the vanilla and strawberry–they look good. Great about the Kosher!
I also sent a Tweet: “Byroney
Check out Dreyer’s new shakes and smoothies. They look delicious! Follow the link for a chance to win: http://t.co/PMDbRgF“
Mmmmmmm. Ice cream. Mmmmmm. Visa Gift Card.
If it’s gluten-free I can totally be down for this! I’m wallowing about the big boy going off to start his new life, have to go grocery shopping today to get lunch supplies for the younger two -so I’ll stop by the frozen section to see if our wee mountain grocery store carries anything so hip.
These sound delicious and I would LOVE to try them—plus they look super easy to mix!
Oh, those look yummy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 We could definitely use some money to put toward a new freezer. Or heck, a whole new kitchen! Every little bit helps! 🙂
Mmm…ice cream. Yes, please!
Your girls are so sweet. I would love to win!! Hard times, hard times..
I may just have to go buy a few…or all…of these to try now!
These look great, think I’ll look for them tonight on my way home!
With odds like this, how can I not enter 🙂
Also, they look yummy!
Tweeted 🙂 http://twitter.com/#!/rabidcat/status/106047058527526912
Hi! I hope I win.
i would love to try it
Ooooh I’ve been meaning to try these. And I have a coupon!
Oh dear… my son is a shake FREAK. I don’t know if I should show him this. Dang it! AND Awesome 🙂
P.S. I totally tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jennyonthespot/status/106083460300550144
I’m not sure what question we are supposed to answer, but my favorite flavor of ice cream depends on my mood. Right now, it’s strawberry
thanks also for a chance to win!
I have not tried these yet but I am on my way to the store right now. I love a good smoothie, thanks!
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I’ve been eyeing* the coupons for these for a while. They look really good and like a fun way to have a milkshake without going to an ice cream place or unearthing my blender. *wandering off to put these on the grocery list*
*Firefox says that should be spelled with one ‘e’, but that just looks weird to me.
I Facebooked about it here: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=264812790214017&id=1484182249 I don’t have Twitter because I am lame. Does this count? 🙂
best ice cream ever…
Ooh, would love to try this~my 8 year old & my 14 year old would be in heaven!
That’s so cool! My kids would LOVE them!
I would love to try these!
These look yummy — I’d like to try the vanilla or the chocolate one!
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I haven’t tried these yet, they look very yummy. Great video, thanks for sharing.
I haven’t tried these yet. I’d love to load up my freezer and set up a taste test for my family.
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These look really good! I’d love to give them a try – especially the cookies and cream one.
would love to try these – love the ice cream
These sound easy and yummy – would love to try the Vanilla shake or the Tropical smoothie
These shakes sound easy to make – I’d love to try them!
We love shakes and smoothies as a special treat! Thanks for the chance to win!
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I seen these the other day and almost bought a few, now I wish I would have! Next trip to the store we will be coming home with some dreyers.
I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/107109253772349440
I would LOVE to try the Cookie n’ Cream! Edy’s has been my favorite ice cream for years!
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Didn’t know about this product until you mention it. I will give a try!
Thanks for the giveaway. I’d like to try the chocolate.
I cannot wait to try these. I got to get the chocolate for sure.
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Fruit smoothies yummy
Love Dreyers!! just stocked up a good sale last week.
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Chocolate sounds delicious!
Chocolate is my fav…mmmmm
those…shakes…look…DELICIOUS!!! i’m contemplating braving irene to run to the store for some…
oh, and your girls and their friend are PRECIOUS!! 🙂
Those shakes look awesome. Would love to try them
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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I really think these sound good! and what a nice treat.
We have dryers in fl, and I love all the flavors.
I’d like to try the chocolate.
I would love to try these especially the cookies n cream
Love ice cream and gift cards!
cute video! I haven’t tried these yet, but am definitely going to look for them in the stores. My daughter would love the cookies n cream shake!
Ooh, that sounds delicious!
I haven’t tried these yet but they look yummy!
I would love to try these, I love smoothies and shakes.
Sounds yummy and thanks for chance to win Visa gift card!
Have never tried but would love to!
I’ve been dying to try these- now after reading this post I’ll definitely be stocking up.
These looks so yummy! Thanks for the review. I’ve seen them in the store but wasn’t sure about trying them yet.
We tried the cookies and cream and now they are a staple in our freezer.
i’d love to try the chocolate shake! Yum
I’d love to try the strawberry banana smoothie!
I have not found these anywhere by us but will try them when they are here. ;would love to try chocolate
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I would really like to try chocolate. what a great pick me up!!!
I’m in the mood for the Strawberry Banana Smoothie~! However I like them all. Tomorrow I would choose another flavor. It all depends on my mood. Thanks for sharing this yummy review and giveaway with all of us~!
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Thanks Again 🙂
Edy’s is so good. Never seen the shakes before!
I like Dreyer’s icecream, looking forward to this.
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Smoothies are my favorite way to cool down on sweltering days.
I haven’t tried these yet, but would love to. We eat their ice cream all the time so I am sure we would like these.
I love Dryers ice cream, so these will be on my gotta try list next time I go grocery shopping.
i’d love to try these – cookies and cream yum…
These sound great, I’d love to try the Tropical Smoothie!
haven’t treied but they sound good
Those sound both delicious and something my son would love to make!
Strawberry Banana smoothie sounds fabulous!
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I’ve tried the Smoothies and they are quick and delicious.
I haven’t tried them yet! They look delicious!
I have yet to try these yet but they look awesome! Cookies and Cream sounds great!
I want to try the Cookies N Cream
I want to try the Tropical.
Thanks for the contest.
I cannot wait to try these shakes! Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/jasmineward/status/108448059255554050
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Looks so good. I wish a had one now.
I don’t actually see a sweepstakes prompt in this post but will say that 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!!!!
I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/108534890248675328
I love strawberry.
MMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM GOOD!
the strawberry shake look yummy.
Great way to cool down. Peanut butter & chocolate is my fav.
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These sound so yummy I’m going to have to try them.
I haven’t tried them yet, but they sound great
We will buy them next time we go food shopping. They look great!
I love chocolate mixed with a little banana
Ok, Ok, I definitely have to try these because I’m far too lazy to make my own!!! YUM!!! Love that they’re lower in calories too!
I’d love to try the Cookies and Cream shake.
I love chocolate shakes. I’ll have to try these.
I’ve tried the chocolate shake and LOVED it!
Girl in the middle with her smoothie mustache, says it all!
I love chocolate ice cream, but the Cookie N’ Cream sounds really good. I like that the kids can make them without a mess.
these sound simple and delish….would love to try the chocolate shake!!
I really want to try the Chocolate Shake! Thank you for the chance!
I’d love love loove to try the cookies and cream, but they all look super delicious
I tweeted 🙂 http://twitter.com/abitnerdy/status/109103295628455937
i’d love to try these