This summer, serve milkshakes for dessert. First, place glasses in the freezer to get them frosty. Set out an elaborate display of toppings such as candy pieces, sprinkles, nuts, small cookies, marshmallows, pretzels, and anything delicious and fun for guests to choose and place in their shakes. Have the blender available and lots of whipped cream!
The Perfect Vanilla Milkshake
½ cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups vanilla ice cream
Chill the milkshake glass in the freezer. Place milk, vanilla, and ice cream in blender and blend until thick and smooth. Pour into chilled glass and finish with whipped cream and toppings.
Yield: 1 large milkshake
Add 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup to vanilla milkshake recipe.
Add ½ cup sliced strawberries to vanilla milkshake recipe.
Add a swirl of peanut butter, a chopped banana or other fruit, or a few chocolate or butterscotch chips.
Substitute frozen yogurt or sherbet for the ice cream.
Add 2 tablespoons of malted milk.
Stir in ginger ale or soda after making the milkshake, but do not blend.