Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shake It Up, Baby!

Every now and then the husband has a craving for a milkshake. If we have ice cream in the house, it is usually some sort of frozen yogurt or Edy's Slow Churned which is lower in fat content, and I whip up a shake in the blender with skim milk. Yeah...I know...not the same as a REAL milkshake. Once in a while he splurges to get a shake from McDonald's. They have that great thickness, but in my opinion....not much apologies to McDonald's. So when I received my latest issue of Food Network Magazine, Bobbie Flay's Double Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake caught my eye. HOLY YUM! (I learned this on another blog and I love it!) Maybe I will whip one of these up for Father's Day as a treat for him....and maybe me too! The recipe makes 4 servings, but I don't know what that means in terms of size. All I know is that this sounds like chocolate heaven in a glass!

Double Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake

Whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream (ideally extra cold), 1/4 cup marshmallow fluff and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract until soft peaks form; set aside.

Combine 1 cup cold whole milk and 1/4 cup chocolate sauce in a blender.

Add 3 cups chocolate ice cream; blend until smooth.

Fill 4 glasses one-quarter of the way with the shake; add some marshmallow cream, then more milkshake, then cream, then milkshake.

Finish with a dollop of marshmallow cream and garnish with grated bittersweet chocolate.

I might add in a little chocolate malt powder in with the shake to give it an even different flavor. I am also thinking that this might be kind of fun for a group by making these in smaller glasses and serving them as a fun summer dessert.


  1. Now, that does sound like a perfect Fathers Day shake!

  2. Oh, we must try this. What a special treat made with ingredients we generally have on hand. What summer day wouldn't be more perfect with this in hand?

  3. LOL, you make me chuckle! I can't stand McD's shakes. However, having worked there, I do know that it is real dairy...but something about the texture I just do not like. Give me a Dairy Queen shake any day over McD's!


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