|Minty Chocolate Shake|
What I like about this "recipe" is that I can make a little or a lot. It's not like baking a whole cake that will sit there begging for me to eat one more slice, or that I have to plan to have people over for. I can make a shake just for myself or to share with my eating buddy, Ezra. The shake you see pictured is already in my belly, and I'm calling it breakfast and lunch. It was delicious. Oh, and it's topped with Andes Mint Baking Pieces. I had them left over from the Mintereoos I made a couple of months ago, and I needed to use them up. They're optional, and actually, they just get stuck in the straw. I just thought they'd dress up the shake nicely for the picture. Same with the whipped cream. It's pretty redundant on an ice cream shake, but it looks nice.
So, there you go. Here's the super easy recipe for a super delicious decadent treat.
Minty Chocolate Shake
- 3 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 3 tablespoons mint chocolate cocoa mix (like from Archer Farms)
- 3/4 to 1 cup milk
- whipped cream (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Andes Mint Baking Pieces (optional)
Directions if you have a hand/immersion blender:
Place the ice cream, cocoa mix, and 3/4 cup milk in a tall plastic tumbler that will hold it all and give you at least 3 inches space at the top. Put in your hand blender and mix until completely mixed. Add more milk if you want a thinner shake. Stick a straw in it and enjoy; or pour into a classy glass, top with whipped cream and minty bits and enjoy.
Directions if you have a traditional blender:
Place the ice cream, cocoa mix, and 3/4 cup milk into the blender. Put the top on and blend until smooth. Add more milk if you want a thinner shake. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and minty bits, if desired. Stick a straw in it and enjoy.