Sat 20 May, 2006 07:01 pm
Latly iv been drinking alot of milk shakes, just adding ice cream, and milk or chocolate milk and blending. Im getting board of the taste, and need an extra.....for lack of a better word.. KICK!
So if you have any "recipes" for milk shakes or very tasty combinations that dont include fruit or vegtables "im get enought of those as is", id love to try them!
For some reason, finely chopped walnut comes to mind.
And I know what you mean. There are people who would turn perfectly good food into a creamed brocolli smoothie.
Oh great, now I want a milkshake
You bring this up just a day after Diane and I had extremely mediocre chocolate milkshakes at the Owl Cafe in Albuquerque. Pfui!!!!
Now, me, I can understand the whirred walnuts.
Me, being me, start to think of a bit of rum.
But, moving away from alcohol and all that,
think of what are famous pairs. For example, chocolate and raspberry...
go to a fancy grocery store and look at the ingredients in the candy bars - some things just seem to go together. In fact, that's the whole thing of getting a handle on cuisines.. some flavors work together, whatever culture.
Malt! Yes, malt, barley, and a kiss of the hops. BEER SHAKE.
Funny, I stifled saying MALT...
Well, hey, malt wouldn't have helped the Owl's milkshakes the days I ordered them.
So, why not just throw in some Ovaltine (Malted type )?
lots of good things to try, why not experiment?
I usually skip the milk and ice cream and go the fruit smoothy route. One cup of flavored yogurt, a hand full of frozen fruit (a frozen banana half is a must, and some liquid (milk, soy milk, fruit juice). No ice for me, but most people like their smoothies with some ice. When freezing fruit, if you do it yourself: pit, peel, core, etc and then chop fruit. The fruit will freeze together and especially with the bananas this can become a problem when you want to seperate them for smoothies. Try to freeze in snack-size zip-bags or wrap about 1/2 banana-portions in saran wrap and put them all in one big zip-bag. You should use the frozen fruit within a few months. I guess it's easier to buy already frozen fruit, but you can't usually find frozen bananas in the freezer section.
Some good combos:
1/2 frozen banana
handfull frozen dark cherries
handful frozen blueberries
one yogurt container (lemon, cherry, blueberry or even plain)
1/2 cup or more of almond milk
whole frozen banana
one container of chocolate yogurt
liquid of your choice
Mmmmm..... think I'll have one now.
I can see the CALORIES from here.
Peanut butter is key.
Pretty much every day I have a shake or two, but a healthy one. 2 cups skim milk, packet of chocolate Met-Rx, couple scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt, two big tablespoons of peanut butter, throw a couple oreos in there, ice and blend. Good stuff right there.
Those look yummy, littlek.
I often use some combination of yogurt (plain ol' yogurt, not Slappy's healthy kind), bananas (frozen or fresh) and mangoes (frozen chunks from Trader Joe's). Frozen bananas and frozen mangoes both lend a nice smooth ice-creamy texture when pureed, all by themselves.
Then I'll add some kind of fruit juice, or milk, or berries, or whatever to round things out (changes according to whim and contents of the fridge).
Malt (I was in a hurry!) can make more milk-based shakes (ice-cream-based, especially) more full and satisfying. But the basics have to be there for the malt to help.
Wicked, didnt exspect so mant reply's and awesome combinations. So i took a little something from everyones, including my parents cubaords!
Also, yes, im only 15, but my parents allow me to have a drink from time to time, so its all good.
2 cups ben and jerry's chocolate ice cream
1 cup baily's original
1/2 cup penut butter
1/2 cup fluff "the white goo that is basicly permently gooE marshmellows"
1 tbs vannila exstract
And a BIG ASS scurt of chocolate fudge
Yes, i know its screaming HAMMERED and HEART ATTCK, but try it, you will foam at the mouth its so good.
Malt and toasted almonds sprinkled on top.
you may try milkshake with frozen banana, it is totally different from other..