I wish I could say this was a pregnancy craving.
But it’s more like a late-night snack any time of the year.
Mini milkshakes!…(without the blender mess)
My very first job when I was 13 (yikes. Is that even legal?) was at Haagen Daz ice cream shop in South Coast Plaza. Oddly enough my next job was at Godiva Chocolates. Good thing I was also on the school cross country team at the time.
My least (and most) favorite thing to make at Haagen Daz was a fresh ice cream milkshake. I hated it because I had to scoop three times as much ice cream as I would for a cone….and if the ice cream was super frozen it was a major pain. But I loved it because those silver malt cups always made way too much…so we’d pour the leftovers in a separate cup and drink it later when customers weren’t watching. Mmmm. I love that yummy milky taste of a fresh shake.
There are times when I really crave one. But it seems like such a pain to make at the house.
Then my brother-in-law Bryan taught me a trick.
Just use a bowl and a spoon!
No blender, no mess, and no guilt over indulging cause we’re not making King-size malts. It’s just a couple scoops of ice cream in a little cup. Perfect for sitting on the couch and watching an old Seinfeld episode before bed.
So….start with your favorite ice cream.
For some reason chocolate seems like the quintessential flavor to me. But mint ‘n chip and strawberry are close runner-ups.
1. Place 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream in a small bowl or cup
2. Pour in 2 to 3 Tablespoons of milk. DON’T measure, just pour the milk till it covers 3/4 of the ice cream. If you end up adding too much milk, just scoop in more ice cream to balance it out.
3. Mush and smash it around with your spoon. Squish it against the cup till everything is blended.
4. Toss in your favorite “treats” (chocolate chips are a must for me). If you like malt flavoring, sprinkle a little powder in there too.
How tasty does that look?
If you want it, you can have it!
Yum yum yum.