Boozy S’mores Milkshakes

Today is National S’mores Day!!!! Hip Hip Hooray!

Boozy S'mores Milkshake

We made these milkshakes recently and they were such a fun treat. A fun boozy treat. You can simply omit the booze but my gosh, so good.

We slurped up our milkshakes for dinner one night after a long day of being super busy around the house on a hot day. A milkshake for dinner certainly makes up for mowing the lawn, all that laundry, food shopping, and other endless errands and various tasks around the house that never seem to end.

I’m in my 30’s I’ll have a milkshake for dinner if I want to! I think you have to ‘live it up’ once in a while and this boozy milkshake is a fun option.

Be sure to skip the chocolate liqueur if you are making these for kids. An extra shot of chocolate sauce will help intensify the chocolate flavor.

The milkshake has a wonderful rich flavor from the chocolate ice cream and the chocolate graham crackers. It reminds me of cookies and cream. So yummy! And I love the thick consistency too!

The marshmallows that polka dot the glass are just so super fun too! But I won’t judge if you skip the decoration and just pour this sucker in a glass to enjoy quickly. I won’t even judge if you just put a straw directly in the blender. ūüôā

Celebrate National S’mores Day with a fun, sip-able s’mores treat.

I won’t tell if you won’t tell that you have this for dinner. You deserve it!

Boozy S’mores Milkshakes

Makes 2 Big Milkshakes

Ingredients

  • 20 mini marshmallows
  • 1 Pint of chocolate ice cream
  • 4 shots dark chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 – 2 Cups milk
  • 4 chocolate graham crackers
  • Whipped Cream
  • marshmallow bits
  • 1/2 chocolate graham cracker, broken into 2 pieces
  • 1/2 of a Hershey’s chocolate bar, broken into 2

Process

  1. Cut the mini marshmallows in half. Decorate 2 glasses buy sticking the tacky cut side on the inside surface of the glasses.
  2. Combine the ice cream, chocolate liqueur, and 1 1/2 Cup milk in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in the graham crackers; blend again. Add milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
  4. Carefully pour into the glasses to not disturb the marshmallows.
  5. Top with whipped cream, marshmallow bits, graham cracker, and chocolate.
Advertisements

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-3

I feel that desserts get the short end of the stick at Thanksgiving. At least, they kinda get the cold shoulder from me.

I’m just usually too full to enjoy all the desserts laid out in their splendor. They just come too late in the day. I’m already stuffed from all the food that I’ve munched on all day.

Which is exactly why I didn’t make any desserts this Thanksgiving and just ate some Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s. Oh man, they are addicting. I had thought I’d make some brown butter chocolate chip cookies but the Joe-Joe’s were calling me and they are a whole lot easier to enjoy than making cookies after a day of making food, including a 22+ turkey. For the 2 of us. I’m insane.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-2

So if you happen to have some extra Pumpkin¬†Pie¬†then I encourage you to make a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. Sure, sure, you can totally enjoy that leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast but I think that the leftover pie deserves so much more than that. You’d probably just be sneaking it before the kids get up so they don’t see you eating pie for breakfast anyway. So embrace the dessert and kick it up a notch.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-5 Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-6 Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-7 Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-8

Besides you’ve already consumed a bazillion calories so what’s a few more from that ice cream? Ugh, diet starts Monday…

Yep, just do it.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-1

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now do some shopping and enjoy your leftovers!

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake-4

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Makes 2 milkshakes

Ingredients

  • ¬†1 slice of pumpkin pie
  • 2 generous Cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles

Process

  1. Combine the pumpkin pie, ice cream, and milk in a blender. Blend until creamy and everything is incorporated.
  2. Divide between 2 glasses and garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles.

 

 

Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Shamrock Shake

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard…

Okay, so I had to. I really did.

Let me explain.

Shamrock Shake-1

Just a few weeks ago Kellis had a cooking special on the Cooking Channel. While she is a singer/rapper she is also a¬†Cordon Bleu-trained chef. She even has herown lines of sauces. Anyway, she had this cooking show special and it was really fun to watch. Except she didn’t make any milkshakes! Okay, okay, I didn’t think she would actually make a milkshake!

But it did make me want to make a milkshake, as well as make this Farro Salad. And with St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching I just had to make a Shamrock Shake!!

Shamrock Shake-3 Shamrock Shake-4

Shamrock Shake-5 Shamrock Shake-6

While it is quick to just go through the McDonald’s drive-thru for a Shamrock Shake, it is just as quick to make it at home! I swear!!

I always have a Shamrock Shake for breakfast on St Patrick’s Day but this year I might have to make it myself instead of heading for the drive-thru!

Shamrock Shake-2

Shamrock Shakes

Makes 2 16-oz shakes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (NOT peppermint)
  • green food coloring
  • garnish with whipped cream and 2 stem-less maraschino cherries

Process

  1. Combine the ice cream, 1 1/4 cups milk, mint extract, and 10 drops of green food coloring in a blender and blend until combined. Add remaining 1/4 cup of milk if the shake is too thick. Use more mint flavor to the shake to reach desired minty flavor.
  2. Top each milkshake with whipped cream and a cherry before serving.

Inspired by Top Secret Recipes

Thirsty Thursday: Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Hands down my FAVORITE ice cream is Cookies and Cream. And I think Friendly’s is the best. But really, how can you resist the combo of ice cream and Oreo cookies. Plus Oreo’s are just my favorite. Bliss.

I was so excited for this cookies/dessert milkshake week. Fun to combine a favorite dessert with ice cream and blend it all up.

The key with this milkshake is getting those cookies all blended up so it’s all mixed up and easy to slurp up. And you’re going to want to slurp it all up!

Cookies and Cream Milkshake_01

Amanda’s birthday was yesterday so she’s continuing to celebrate and is taking the week off. BTW- Don’t you think we should stop counting birthdays after 25?!?!?! Let’s pass a new rule dictating that!

Cookies and Cream Milkshakes

Serves 1 large milkshake

Ingredients

  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 5 Oreos cookies, crushed
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 Oreo, halved, ¬†to garnish

Process

  1. Crush the 5 oreo cookies in a sealed sandwich bag.
  2. Add the ice cream, milk, and most of the crushed Oreos in a blender. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and halved Oreo cookies. Then sprinkle the crushed Oreo pieces over it all.

Thirsty Thursday: Snickers Milkshake

snickers milkshake_01

It’s mid June and it’s really freaking cold out here in Boston. Plus it’s been raining non stop. I am not happy about this. Not happy at all.

To me early June is all about stretching our legs to get ready for the summer BBQ blitz that is going take us through July, August, and sliding into September. It’s all about long summer days, flip flops, sand feet, paper bags of fresh corn from the farmer’s market, and icy cold beers. I’m clearly ready for summer but the weather outside isn’t there yet. So disappointing!

snickers milkshake_02 snickers milkshake_03

Plus, even more disappointing than crappy cold weather now is the fact that I’ve outgrown going to camp. Seriously, I think about it all the time. I wish camp was an any age activity. Wouldn’t that just be so great? I spent 5 summers going to camp where I played 4-square, put on plays,¬†wove many little baskets and friendship bracelets, and sailed around the lake.¬†I even rode a horse for a few years and his name was Cadillac. Loved him!

Plus, there was a little camp store and in the afternoons we could get snacks, drinks, camp Tshirts, and stamps to send out letters home. Well, my go to special treat on hot days were frozen snickers.Nothing beats a cold treat on a super hot day. So our group of us would hit up the store right after lunch, get our goodies for the afternoon and then book it over to the 4-square court. See, why I want to go back so badly?!?!

snickers milkshake

Well Amanda and I both had peanut butter on the mind for this week’s candy themed week of our milkshake month since she did a fun Reese’s Pieces Milkshake! They are my favorite movie theater snack so I would just love one myself. Enjoy!

Snickers Milkshake

Makes 2

Ingredients

  • 2 generous cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • garnish: whipped cream, unsalted roasted peanuts, chocolate chips, caramel sauce

Process

  1. Combine the ice cream, milk, chocolate chips in a blender and mix until combined and the chocolate chips are all smashed up to teeny tiny bits. Add in the peanut butter and caramel sauce and give it another blend to combine.
  2. Garnish (heavily) with whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, and peanuts.