On any given day – but especially during the summer – who can resist a cool creamy milkshake? They can work as a drink or dessert to liven up a meal or they can simply be a fun sweet treat for you and your family and friends.
Milkshakes are widely available in pretty much every fast food restaurant, supermarket and mall. However making them at home gives you a much greater sense of choice, control and satisfaction. And when it’s this easy to make; homemade is always better!
I use a basic mix of equal portions of vanilla ice-cream and milk. I find 400ml of each is enough for two servings. You can adjust measurements to your own liking, depending on how thick or thin you like your shake and how many servings you need. Then you simply choose your fillings, pop the lot in a blender and blitz until you decide that it looks just right.
The flavour possibilities are endless. I’ve been considering banana with toffee sauce; lemon zest; mint leaves and dark chocolate chips…and about a dozen others!
For today, I somehow managed to narrow it down to two flavours – classic strawberry and irresistible Oreo. I added 200g of sliced strawberries to 400ml of milk and 400ml of vanilla ice-cream for a fresh fruity shake. On the second go, I used 400ml of milk, 400ml of vanilla ice-cream and 6 finely chopped Oreo cookies for a velvety-smooth indulgent drink.
These shakes keep for up to about a day in your refrigerator but they’re definitely best enjoyed immediately out of the blender. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits, sweets and syrups. I’d love to know if you discover something new and delicious. Happy shake-making!