Sunday, January 27, 2008

Milkshake Anyone?

Have I got a recipe for you! I cannot take any credit for this recipe, but I have made it twice in the last 24 hours and it is
"dee-lish". The credit goes to Hillbilly Housewife.

1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water
1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes
Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4's full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve. Makes 4 - 12oz servings.

Variations:
Add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee for a mocha shake
Add 1 very ripe banana for a chocolate banana shake
Add a big spoonful of peanut butter for a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake.
Add a few broken red and white candy mints for a refreshing Chocolate Mint shake.
To make Vanilla Milk Shakes, omit the cocoa powder, reduce the sugar to 1/2-cup and add 1 tablespoon (yes a full tablespoon) of vanilla flavoring. For a french vanilla milk shake crack in an egg too.

You can visit Hillbilly Housewife for more particulars with the recipe. It is simple for sure, but then touchy at the same time. ENJOY!

3 comments:

lou lou said...

The best milkshake ever!!!!!

Susan, Susie, Suz said...

Umm....YUM! James actually hinted that you had a new post. Now I see why :P

Houston Hatches said...

The recipe looks wonderful. I now have a good reason to get a blender. There are so few stores here, but next trip up to Houston I will have to indulge. Last time I got a rice cooker. I just can't get by as a missionary without a few "luxuries"