Girl Scout Cookie Samoa Shake

Here's the Dish

If you’ve ever been a girl scout or paid a few dollars to a girl scout for a box of cookies, then chances are you have tried, or at least heard of a samoa cookie! These cookies are incredibly delicious, and just the thought of them brings me back to my days that I myself was a member of Troop 1158! If you’re one of the few people that haven’t heard of these delicious little morsels… I’ll fill you in! Samoa cookies are vanilla shortbread cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes! This shake recipe embodies all of these amazing flavors, in a sweet healthy way!



The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 Minutes.


Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy consistency is reached! Top with coconut if desired, and Enjoy!


1/2 cup Low fat cottage cheese 1
1Scoop vanilla protein powder 2
2-4Stevia packets (or sweetener of choice to taste)
1/4 tsp Coconut extract (1/2 tsp if you really like coconut)
2 tbsSugarfree chocolate instant Jello pudding mix
1/8 tspCarmel extract OR 1 tbs No sugar added Hersey's carmel syrup
1/2 cup-1cupWater (Alter this according to desired consistency)
5-10Ice Cubes (Depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency)
Optional:1/2 tsp xanthan gum 3
Toasted coconut for topping!

1 Cottage cheese may sound strange, but TRUST me… this is what makes the ‘MILKSHAKE’ consistency! Also, if you are sensitive to dairy, you can use tofu to get the same consistency!

2 I use Designer Whey Protein powder. It has 100 calories per scoop. I buy the vanilla flavor because it’s a good base to add whatever flavors you want to make. It is also all natural. You can buy it from Kroger, GNC, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, or

3 You can get xanthan gum from most grocery stores in the gluten free section! Just a pinch of it makes your shake so thick and creamy!

Nutrition Breakdown

212 Calories
2 g Fat
9 g Carbohydrate
3 g Sugar
35 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Jennifer said:

Looks delish! Great idea. Now you just need a thin mint shake-those are my fav!

June 11th, 2012 — 11:32am  |  Reply

Shawna said:

Mmmmmmmmmm i agree!!! Love those!

June 28th, 2012 — 11:31pm  | 

Amanda Joseph said:

You should look at the shamrock shake recipe! its so yum!

July 23rd, 2012 — 8:48pm  | 

Clare said:

Holy cow! This looks awesome!!! Can’t wait to try it!

June 11th, 2012 — 1:19pm  |  Reply

Sonya Schroeder said:

You have NO idea how excited I am about this shake!! Why you ask? Because this is my fav cookie!! I will be trying this this afternoon!!! Hugs

June 11th, 2012 — 1:30pm  |  Reply

Jill said:


June 11th, 2012 — 1:49pm  |  Reply

Amanda Taylor said:

Thanks again Katie!! I am super excited about winning! :)

June 11th, 2012 — 2:12pm  |  Reply

Tiffany Mascho said:

omg this sounds amazing! I am so making this!! Yummmmy

June 11th, 2012 — 2:37pm  |  Reply

Shaina said:

wow that sounds REALLY good. definitely a deserved win! i will be trying this very soon!

June 11th, 2012 — 7:00pm  |  Reply

Nicole said:

Would it be possible to use cocoa powder instead of chocolate pudding mix?

June 11th, 2012 — 9:11pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

sure would!

June 11th, 2012 — 9:16pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

although i would reduce it to 1 tbs

June 11th, 2012 — 9:16pm  | 

Trixie28 said:

Are you going to post some of the other entry ideas? The banana split sounds awesome!

June 12th, 2012 — 7:14am  |  Reply

Maggie Evans said:

Delicious! I got more calories, though if using the sugar free chocolate pudding mix.

June 12th, 2012 — 10:36am  |  Reply

Michelle said:

Made this shake this morning and it is so yummy, even took time to toast some coconut for the top :-)

June 12th, 2012 — 11:25am  |  Reply

Pam Moore said:

Can’t wait to try this one!!!

June 12th, 2012 — 3:29pm  |  Reply

Laura Prater said:

Thank you so much for all your hard work on here! I am so thankful to be getting more ideas of things I can send with my hubby to work. I pack his breakfast and lunch, he is active duty military and he needs stuff that does not have to be heated. I can’t wait to make these for him!

June 12th, 2012 — 11:04pm  |  Reply

Kris Fairless said:

Love that you were a girl scout and I was one of your leaders. I always loved the somoa cookies. I will have to try this shake. Goodness knows we ate our fair share of the girl scout cookies! Love you Kate!

June 12th, 2012 — 11:43pm  |  Reply

Jacqueline said:

Is there a way you can put up the recipes for the other shakes? I really want to try the Banana Split and the Strawberry Lemonade, they sound so good!

June 13th, 2012 — 11:20am  |  Reply

Kristin Hafner said:

Yum – this one is awesome!!! I would love to see the other recipes too!!

June 14th, 2012 — 8:12am  |  Reply

The Blissful Baker said:

This looks amazing! I want one ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

June 16th, 2012 — 5:41pm  |  Reply

Jyl said:

Hi katie, I figured I would ask you since you seem to have the best protein shakes. I have clinicals in the very early am, and would love to have these for breakfast, but don’t want to wake my family up with the blender. Is there any way you can make these the night before and still have them taste as good? Any feed back would be great! Thanks!

June 19th, 2012 — 8:39am  |  Reply

Trixie28 said:

This came out amazing! Topped it with 1/2 of a Mojo Chocolate Almond Coconut trail mix bar.

June 25th, 2012 — 9:48am  |  Reply

Shawna said:

Hey Katie, just wondering how many servings this recipe is? Because I have just a 1 serving blender (small one). Thanks!

June 29th, 2012 — 12:13am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

one serving per shake!

June 29th, 2012 — 6:29am  | 

Bri said:

Hey Katie! This is yummy!! In fact, I love all of your protein shakes! I was wondering if they stay just as thick and creamy if I made them the night before work or even the morning of and I didn’t drink them until late afternoon? I wish there was a way to do so. Any suggestions?

July 7th, 2012 — 1:22pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i haven’t tried it, but i’m guessing they might seperate as they unfreeze…if you try it though let me know how it turned out! :)

July 9th, 2012 — 6:38am  | 

Katharine Bragg said:

What about Greek Yogurt in place of the cottage cheese? Not that I object to cottage cheese, but I was just wondering :)

July 30th, 2012 — 4:12am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you could! :)

July 30th, 2012 — 8:21am  | 

Lindsay said:

This was AMAZING!!!

August 2nd, 2012 — 12:17pm  |  Reply

Rebecca said:

What brand of extract do you buy? I’m looking on Amazon and there are some very poor reviews.

September 18th, 2012 — 2:11pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i get mine from walmart…always a different brand

September 18th, 2012 — 5:09pm  | 

Sherree said:

SO good!

October 12th, 2012 — 3:20pm  |  Reply

Chrissy said:

If you are subbing out tofu for the cottage cheese, how much should you use? Thanks!!!

October 15th, 2012 — 8:19am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

1/2 cup

October 15th, 2012 — 12:31pm  | 

Katy Herold said:

I seriously have one of your protein shakes every day! YUM!! Make more recipes please!:):)

November 3rd, 2012 — 12:33pm  |  Reply

Darcy Miller said:

Absolutely delicious!

March 6th, 2013 — 8:39pm  |  Reply

Lauren said:

Could you substitute a tablespoon of butterscotch pudding mix (sugar free etc) for the caramel extract/syrup?

March 17th, 2013 — 12:27pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


March 17th, 2013 — 3:08pm  | 

Katelyn Bellingham said:

Made this today without the pudding mix and without the caramel extract! I subbed for 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, used 1/2 tsp coconut extract and put a bit of coconut on the top. Oh man, this was AMAZING!!!!!! It’s almost time for lunch and I’m still full :D

March 20th, 2013 — 12:16pm  |  Reply

sarah c said:

I absolutely love all your shake ideas! My favorite part of working out is knowing I’m going to have a protein shake when I’m done lol!!! But I have to asl where do you get your straws?? I loooooove them !!!!!

April 18th, 2013 — 9:54am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i got them from a local craft shop :)

April 18th, 2013 — 12:48pm  | 

Leslie said:

What is the quantity of one scoop of the protein powder? I bought some in bulk from the storage so I do not have a scoop.

May 31st, 2013 — 11:20am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

1/4 cup :)

May 31st, 2013 — 12:04pm  | 

Bethany Evans said:

Could I use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla with choc pudding mix?

August 6th, 2013 — 7:07pm  |  Reply

Kim said:


September 26th, 2013 — 10:06pm  |  Reply

Marissa Daley said:

Samoa’s are my favorite Girl Scout cookie. Up untill now my favorite shake was the Reese’s, but now this is my new favorite. It is amazing!! Thank you Katie! All your recipes are outstanding!

March 1st, 2015 — 11:03am  |  Reply

valerie said:

What does the instant chocolate pudding mix do for the shakr. Does it make it creamier? Can I use unswee4 cocoa powder instead?

March 18th, 2015 — 7:02am  |  Reply

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