Have you ever wondered how milkshake flavors were thought up? Sometimes people might spend hours thinking of shake recipes and other times, we simply think of them while walking around town. On Friday, April 15th, I was walking home from a restaurant when my dad and I started talking about what to have for dessert.
First, we listed ingredients that we would like to include in our masterpiece: fruit, ice cream, and cookies. Suddenly, a lightbulb went on in my head! I had an idea, a delicious idea! I could see from the look on his face that my dad, too, had a plan. “I have an idea!” he proudly exclaimed. He laid out his idea: ice cream rolled in cookies, served on top of strawberries and covered in fudge. We always roll our ice cream in cookie crumbs, so I thought we should try something else. I thought about his idea. “Your idea was better than my idea,” I admitted. “What was your idea?” Dad wanted to know. I told him my plan. “I thought we should do this: blend bananas, strawberries, chocolate or Moose Tracks ice cream, and milk in the blender so that it is a milkshake. Then, we would sprinkle cookies crumbs over the top of each cup of the dessert. Then, we do the best part, eat it!” My dad said my idea sounded wonderful. Surprisingly, he picked my idea over his and we rushed home and to the kitchen.
Following my simple instructions, my dad blended the ingredients and topped the shake with cookie crumbs. Below are the exact directions in case you want to try the dessert at home:
several shortbread cookies
3 big scoops of Moose Tracks or other chocolate ice cream
1 ripe banana
1 1/4 cup milk
- Blend the milk, strawberries, banana, and ice cream until milkshake-texture.
- Crush shortbread cookies and put aside for now.
- Pour the milkshake equally into three cups.
- Sprinkle the cookie crumbs over the top of each portion.
- Stick a strawberry in the side of each cup.
- Drink and enjoy!
- Put four strawberries into your actual milkshake and keep three out for garnish (this recipe serves 3).
- Save some cookies for dipping, but remember that the more cookie crumbs, the better the milkshake.
We loved it! It was truly a satisfying shake and I hope you venture to try it at your home. It was crunchy and creamy at the same time. It was unique and delightful. My family was very thankful for the divine dessert and we hope that you also love it.
Have you ever created your own dessert? Leave a comment, so I can try it, too!