Since most people love chocolate, I thought it would be fun to share some chocolate milkshake recipes. I like to have a thick milkshake made with real ice cream, and I do admit that I am much more likely to get or make a banana, strawberry or pineapple shake than a chocolate one. But this is about the chocolate ones.
No matter what kind I get, I am sort of a purist; I’m not a fan of glopping on a lot of toppings or mix-ins. I remember seeing people at frozen yogurt bars adding items such as chopped candy bars, crushed cookies, gummy bears, all kinds of candies, coconut, cherries, you-name-it. How can anyone taste the subtle flavor of the fro-yo with all that piled on top? Same goes for shakes, but of course that’s just my opinion. However you prefer yours, here’s hoping you enjoy every bit of it.
* So easy chocolate milkshake
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 cups vanilla ice cream
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a blender, combine all ingredients, replace lid.
2. Blend ingredients until well combined and smooth. Serve cold. Makes 2 servings.
* Three ingredient chocolate shake
This recipe makes only one shake, so if you don’t feel like sharing, make a couple of batches.
2 cups of your favorite chocolate ice cream
1/2 to 1 cup milk
1 tablespoon (or more) chocolate syrup
1. Allow ice cream to soften for a few minutes. Add ice cream to a blender, along with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of milk (use the full amount of milk for a thinner consistency if that's what you prefer).
2. Add desired amount of chocolate syrup and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 1 serving.
* Super rich chocolate shake
2 cups premium quality chocolate ice cream
2 bars (1.65-oz. each) dark chocolate candy bars, diced
1/2 cup whipped cream
1 tablespoon chocolate shavings, for garnish
1/4 cup whipped cream
1. In a blender container, add ice cream, diced chocolate and 1/2 cup whipped cream. Blend until mixture is smooth.
2. Pour into serving glasses, top with evenly divided 1/4 cup whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Makes 2 servings.
* Chocolate milkshake with peanut butter and banana
3 tablespoons cold milk
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 large, ripe banana (does not have to be over-ripe, as in the case with banana bread)
2 to 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
About 1 cup premium quality chocolate ice cream
Note: You may need an additional tablespoon or two of milk)
1. In blender container, combine milk and chocolate syrup. Slice banana into container, then add peanut butter on top.
2. Cover; blend at medium speed until well blended and smooth, scraping down sides of container if necessary.
3. Soften the chocolate ice cream and add spoonfuls of it to the blender. Replace blender cover and process at high speed until mixture is smooth, adding one or two tablespoons of milk if necessary. Pour immediately into serving glasses. Makes 2 servings.