Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Magic Milkshakes

Hillbilly housewife has a magic milkshake recipe that uses powdered milk. I change it using 2 cups of milk instead. It is absolutely delicious. Today I used some frozen bananas instead of half the ice and ovaltine in place of the cocoa powder. It is good. My kids love it, too.

  • 2 Cups Milk*
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or drink mix like Ovaltine or Nestle
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare (I have a dispenser on my fridge, I take a 16 oz glass and fill it twice)
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes
  • 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.*
Place all in the blender and process a FULL 2 minutes. Make sure you do not forget the oil and the non-stick spray. They are important ingredients to make this creamy.

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