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THE MILKSHAKES OF YOUR DREAMS

These might be the milkshakes you have been looking for your whole life. Feel free to use any toppings you choose; be creative and change or add anything you please! Have fun and prepare yourself for the food coma you are about to enter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake (vegan)

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Once in a while when I want to treat myself but also keep my dessert just a little bit healthier, I make Banana Nice cream. To make this, freeze some bananas and then add them to a blender or food processor with some non-dairy milk and some flavoring, whether it be protein powder, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, peanut butter or etc. We decided to switch things up and make a nice cream shake topped with all kinds of goodies.

Milkshake base:

2 Frozen bananas

1/2- 1 cup of  your favorite Non-Dairy milk (I used Almond Milk)

A big spoonful of cocoa powder

2-4 tbsp of peanut or almond butter

Optional: chocolate protein powder or some roughly chopped peanuts

Add the milk into a blender and then add the cocoa powder and peanut butter (add the peanuts and protein powder if you chose to add them). Blend this until everything is combined. Next add in your bananas and blend until everything Is broken down and your milkshake is thick. Here you can add some more banana, milk or cocoa powder and peanut butter if you need.

Toppings and Prep:

Melted chocolate (any kind you like)

Crushed nuts

Chocolate chunks/chips

Whipped cream (either a non-dairy whipped topping like Reddi Whip or cool whip or a nondairy whipped cream like a coconut milk whipped cream)

Peanut butter cups (Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups is a good option)

Peanut butter

Pretzel Sticks

Chocolate Chip Cookies (The Lenny&Larrys ones are my favorite)

Oreos

Taking a tall glass cup, drizzle chocolate around the rim letting it drip down the sides of the cup a little. Taking some crushed nuts and chocolate chunks, apply them to the sides of the chocolate making sure that they stick. Pour in your milkshake, add an enormous mountain of whipped cream. Next drizzle some more peanut butter on top. Taking some Oreos, Chocolate chip cookies, and Peanut butter cups, heavily garnish the milkshake to your liking. Add in two big pretzel sticks to add some saltiness to cut the sweetness and then drizzle on the extra chocolate and some peanut butter.

Coffee Doughnut shake

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My inspiration for this shake came from Ice and Vice’s (http://iceandvice.com) Food Baby: a concord grape base mixed with doughnut soil and sprinkles. With as many doughnuts as humanly possible and decorated with loads of sugary goodness paired with a vanilla base and some fun colors, this milkshake will wow the whole fam.

Milkshake Base:

1 cake donut (chocolate, vanilla, any kind you dig really)

Several scoops of Coffee Ice cream (but also can be changed to anything you luv)

Shot of espresso or ¼ cup of coffee

¼ – ½ cup of milk

Add 3-4 scoops of your desired ice cream into the blender. Cut your donut into bite size pieces and add it into the blender. Next add your liquids 1 part coffee and 1 part milk to make sure it is all blended and smooth. If it is too thick add in some more milk to make sure it is all a uniform texture.

Topping/ Prep:

Chocolate frosting

Heath bar crumbles

Brownie pieces

Whip cream

Donut (any kind!!!)

Chocolate covered pretzel stick

3-4 munchkins (optional)

Taking a tall glass or a mason jar, heavily coat the rim and 1-2 inches down the sides of the container with thick chocolate frosting. Next, spice up your life by adding crumbled heath bar, chunks of brownie, and 1343292 more calories to the frosting, making sure that they are really applied to the sides (pop that bad boy in the freezer if your candy keeps falling off the sides) Pour your milkshake into you candy-coated jar and add whip cream if you like, and put another doughnut on top. Lastly, for some creative flair and some more sweet, fried goodness take your straw and poke through four or so munchkins too really take this shake to the next level. Feel free to add on any extra toppings and hey…the next time you get pulled over make sure to whip out one of these babies and I’m sure you’ll be let off the hook.

Cinnamon toast crunch Cereal Milkshake

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Milk bar’s (http://milkbarstore.com/main/stores/) cereal milk shakes must be sent from God, I mean come on…has there ever been a better idea? I think not. I wanted to play with this idea but really take it somewhere and change up this famous classic. So instead I thought of my favorite cereal, obviously Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and turned to the blender to start experimenting.

Milkshake Base:

1 cup of milk

1 ½ cup of cereal (cinnamon toast crunch, but any kind again!!)  

3-4 scoops of vanilla ice cream

Pinch of cinnamon

Dash of vanilla extract

First we are going to start of by making some milk and cereal ice cubes. Put the milk in a saucepan (or cheat and use the microwave) and heat until hot. Next add in ¾ cup of your cereal and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and make half of the liquid into ice cubes and set the other half cup aside to thin the shake and make sure everything blends easily. Add the ice cream and ice cubes into the blender along with the remaining ¾ cup of cereal and the second half of the cereal milk. Next, to make the cinnamon and vanilla notes stand out, add a pinch of cinnamon and a little dribble of vanilla extract (maybe ½ tsp) and here it is…your very own cereal milkshake.

Toppings/Prep:

Vanilla icing

Whip cream

Snickerdoodle cookies

Cinnamon toast crunch cereal

Chocolate chips

Pinch of cinnamon

Chocolate bar (broken into long shards)

Taking a tall glass or mason jar coat the rim and edges with vanilla frosting and be generous this is your glue. Taking one of the snickerdoodle cookies, crumble it up and apply the chunks to the frosting, also adding chocolate chips to the frosting for some more texture and chocolatey goodness. Pour your milkshake into the cup and add some whip cream to the top. Sprinkle on some extra cereal and a pinch of cinnamon and top with the snicker doodle cookie and some shards of chocolate.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Shake

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Pie. Come on…this had to be done. Take a leap of faith and trust me with this one because it is insanely good but insanely sweet so prepare yourself.

Milkshake Base:

1 slice chocolate pecan pie

3-4 scoops vanilla ice cream

1-2 tablespoons melted chocolate (optional, we used dark)

½ – 1 cup milk

Begin by adding your ice cream, pie and milk in the blender and blend until it is all smooth. If it is still too thick feel free to add more milk to really break down that pie. Next we melted 2 squares of dark chocolate in the microwave and mixed it into the shake, just to make the rich flavors of the chocolate come out. Put it in the freezer while you assemble your jar.

Topping/Prep:

Chocolate frosting

Whip cream

Crushed pecans

Chocolate chips

Kit kat bar

Chocolate covered pretzel
Coat the rim of your jar with a thick layer of chocolate frosting. Mix together chocolate chunks and crushed pecans and apply them to the sides of the jar. Pour in your decadent shake and top with a huge mountain of whip cream. Put another slice of pie on top of the jar. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top. Next add in any chocolate candy you please, I added Kit Kats and Chocolate covered pretzel sticks to add some texture and a little bit of a salty contrast. This shake might have been the best one in my opinion because it covers all the food groups ensuring a healthy and nutritious diet…ha jk it just combines pie and ice cream and all the goodness in the world.

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