This last week has been insanely busy and today was one crazy day. About 2 o’clock in the morning, while I was working on recipes for the cookbook, I realized that it was already Sunday and I was going to be on the run all day. The recipe I had planned on making for Chocolate Monday this week will have to wait for another, less hectic week.
So I thought, what can I make in about 15 minutes, get photographed and turn it around when I have no time? Someone recently had suggested that one busy days she tends to lean toward beverage posts because they tend to be less complicated to assemble. Hmmmm, that’s an idea. With the hot weather lately, I’ve been craving ice cream and a milkshake sounded perfect.
Now, how can I turn a milkshake into something appropriate for Chocolate Monday? I’ve done chocolate milkshakes before and didn’t want to recreate those, but I haven’t done a swirl before. The perfect treat on hot summer days!
Today’s dessert is one where you don’t need an actual recipe to make it. Just a list of ingredients, and then blend until you get exactly what you like! You can change up the ice cream flavors, add a little booze for the adults, put a dollop of whipped cream on top, drop in a cherry or two, etc. Whatever suits your tastes and the occasion is just right. 🙂
As soon as you have all the ingredients, you can have dessert on the table in 10 to 15 minutes. That’s what I call a winner of a treat! For this milkshake I chose a rich French vanilla ice cream from Double Rainbow to go with the chocolate sauce and added some leftover caramel sauce I had – oh yeah! It certainly didn’t last too long, LOL.
It wasn’t until I was photographing the glass that I noticed the abstract image that was created by the chocolate sauce … Do you see a hummingbird like I do?
It would be fun to set up a make-it-yourself milkshake bar for an upcoming party. Set out a variety of ice creams, sauces, toppings, and a variety of dishes. Let each person design their own creation and then have people vote on which is the most beautiful. How fun!
If you want to take a look at some other options, here are a few fun milkshake recipes from my friends:
- Cookies ‘n Cream Protein Milkshake from Amy’s Healthy Baking
- Healthy Blackberry Shake from Shockingly Delicious
- Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes from Noble Pig
- Boozy Salted Caramel Shake from Creative Culinary
Have a fabulous Chocolate Monday my friends!!
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