Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Art of the Ghetto Milkshake

Two facts about me:

I do in fact own a blender.
Sometimes I'm lazy.

Sometimes I get a hankering for a good, thick chocolate milkshake. Yes, I just said hankering. No, I'm not making any apologies.

It is my personal belief, but also a tried and true fact, that the only proper way to make a chocolate milkshake is with chocolate ice cream. None of this nonsense that Dairy Queen and some other restaurants do with the vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. Except Denny's. They make a mean chocolate milkshake with actual chocolate ice cream. They even give you the extra. For these reasons Denny's will always hold a special place in my heart. I'll even forgive them for their new thin sliced bacon.

If you really love chocolate milkshakes, like me, then you're a purist who will only consume them when prepared with chocolate ice cream. If you go out of your way at the movies or Disneyland to get a perfect wonderful delicious milkshake, and then pay upwards of five dollars for it, then you're a true milkshake aficionado.

Sometimes at home I have the desire for a chocolate milkshake. I have the ingredients. Who doesn't keep chocolate ice cream on hand at all times? But I have one major problem. I don't want to get out, then wash the blender. So I do the only natural thing. I make a ghetto milkshake.

To make a ghetto milkshake: scoop desired amount of ice cream into a cup. Nobody tell my dad I soften ice cream in the microwave first. He hates that! Add milk till it touches the top of the ice cream, depending on how thick you like it. Get a fork. Combine the ice cream and milk with the fork, mashing the ice cream up as you go. Drink it.

This saves time and dishsoap. Its also much quieter than getting out your blender and alerting your ice cream sniffing children to what you're doing. You can then eat it at the computer and avoid sharing.

Now if you'll excuse me I think I need a milkshake.


Kat Von Devious said...

haha I do pretty much the same thing, I love it! Glad I'm not the only one that lazy, and against sharing something that delicious.

Kerri said...

I've totally made a ghetto milkshake before. Do you guys have Chick-Fil-A where you are? I LOOOOOVE their chocolate milkshakes.

Mary Nevin said...

Amazing!! This never occured to me. Looks like I might have a breakfast milkshake :)

Jennifer said...

There's some chick-fil-a restaurants in Tucson, but I've never been. I usually don't even try fast food milkshakes cause I assume they are from the machine which I hate. Are they good?

we hate you. love, us said...

oh my gosh, I LOVE this. I hate pulling out my blender. This is so much easier (and perhaps even tastier!)


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