Thursday, February 26, 2009

Milkshakes without ice cream?

Right now, I am sitting here enjoying a delicious milkshake. I love milkshakes, and this one makes me especially happy because I made it at home with stuff I already had in my cabinets. And I didn't use any ice cream. In the past, the only decent milkshakes I've had have come from fast food establishments. My own, made in the blender with ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup, were a far, lumpy cry from what I really wanted. Until now.

Today I got an email from a friend--no words, just a link to the Hillbilly Housewife's new website. I had heard of her, but when I last visited the website was under construction. So I clicked the link and tried to decide what to look at first. That's when I saw the link to making milkshakes without ice cream. I tried it and within five minutes I had a milkshake that tasted like it could've come from a fast food place. This is very exciting, because next time I have a milkshake craving I will not have to drive all the way out to Hardee's and pay way too much for it. Usually I just tough it out, but now I won't have to.

So, Susanne, thank you, you wonderful wonderful person. I will definitely be back to read more.


Theresa said...

I figured my words wouldn't do it justice. I knew you'd know what to do when you saw it, and I was right!!!

Emily said...

Thanks for the link! Those recipes look great

Stephanie said...

I don't know if you are into healthy foods, but I use frozen strawberries, vanilla, milk and a little bit of maple syrup (or sugar or honey) and food process until smooth. It does melt faster, but I love it and have nothing to feel guilty about. Also I buy bananas and peel them and freeze them in ziploc bags. When I want one, I pull a few out and let them sit the food processor for about five or ten minutes with some milk. Then I blend it with some vanilla, peanut butter (and sometimes something to sweeten it) and sometimes cocoa with maple syrup or a little sugar. Yummy!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh, yeah. For a peanut butter or chocolate milkshake without fruit, I freeze milk into cubes and store in a ziploc bag. Add a little milk and vanilla and whatever for a great shake. I do have to sweeten this, because there is no fruit to sweeten it. This melts faster than the fruit shakes and is icier, but I totally love it and enjoy the guiltfree part too. But it probably isn't for everyone.