Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Milkshake is Better Than Yours

We love making milkshakes at home.  If you've never done it, really all you need is milk, ice cream, and something to blend it with.  Our recipe kicks it up a notch with a childhood favorite, chocolate Nesquik!!

Our blender died a while back and has yet to be replaced.  So to make these milkshakes, I enlist the help of my trusty immersion blender.  This thing gets used for everything including mashing cauliflower and blending curries to making milkshakes!  If you are using an immersion blender like we are, you'll want to make sure to use a wide mouth glass for blending.  Also a glass that is straight all the way down is best.  Some glasses get narrower towards the bottom, and these won't work as well for getting it all mixed together.  For us a large mason jar works great.

Now that you've got the equipment ready, gather up the ingredients.  We love to use a homemade vanilla or French vanilla flavored ice cream for this.  Chocolate flavored Nesquik makes the best chocolate milk so of course it also makes the best chocolate milkshakes!  If you're a fan of strawberry milkshakes, I'm better Nesquik's strawberry flavor would work great here too!  And lastly there's Cool Whip to finish it all off. 

Put a couple scoops of your favorite ice cream in the jar.  Top with Nesquik.  We don't like it to be too chocolaty (if there is such a thing), so we only use about a tablespoon.  Then pour on the milk.  I don't usually measure anything, but I'd guess it's about a cup.  Start blending!

It doesn't take long, but you're not finished yet.  For an extra smooth milkshake, add a tablespoon (or two) of Cool Whip to the jar, and blend it in as well.  It's amazing what it does to the flavor.  Now just add a straw and enjoy!  

It makes enough for two, but really why would you want to share?

Chocolate Nesquik Milkshake

  • 2 large scoops of your favorite ice cream
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chocolate flavored Nesquik
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cool Whip

Put ice cream, Nesquik, and milk into a large jar.  Blend approximately 20 seconds.  Add Cool Whip.  Blend about 10 seconds more.  Serve with additional Cool Whip if desired.

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