Sunday, August 4, 2013

Strawberry-Dark Chocolate Almond Shake

Some days call for a little self-indulgence (yes, college kids don't have enough of that already!).  But, seriously, is everyone gone and you have time to create something delicious that really shouldn't be shared?  Try this:  Strawberry-Dark Chocolate Almond Milkshake.

Mind you...this is not some super thick Dairy-Queen Blizzard or Culver's Concrete Shake that requires a spoon.  This is just milk thickened and taken to a new, incredible, and indescribable level.  Grab a movie, enjoy the empty apartment, sit back and sip this one.

Equipment:
Magic Bullet-type blender


Ingredients:
3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
1/4 cup milk  (you choose 1%, 2% or whole)
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 -1/2 cup chocolate ice cream
1/2 to 2/3 cup frozen strawberries (a handful)
1 Tablespoon of heavy whipping cream, not whipped (optional)
Redi-Whip (optional)

Instructions:
1. Wash hands.
2. Plan throughout the year for freezing items, like fruits, so that if you can't eat them fresh, you can pull them out of the freezer later.


3. Stuff your blender  with the above ingredients in any order.




4. Press the button.


5. Drink the concoction.
6. AHHHHHHHH!


Note:
If you want to make this into a protein shake, go for it:  
--add 1 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein 
--use 1% Low-fat milk
--use reduced fat chocolate ice cream or yoghurt
--skip the heavy cream

If you want a thicker and richer shake:
--add more ice cream 
--add more heavy cream. 
--add chocolate syrup

If you don't like fruit with chocolate, there's definetely something wrong with you...so what...skip the fruit and enjoy the rest!  Again, no alcohol needed, but maybe a trip to the gym.