As you may have guessed from the title of this post, I am participating in The Great Shake 2012 along with several other bloggers. I was contacted by Judy and she asked if I would like to participate and I jumped at the chance. She sent me a copy of Adam’s book, Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes. You may recognize Adam from American’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Country, or as a columnist for The Boston Globe.
I LOVE this book! There are so many wonderful recipes that it was difficult for me to choose. My daughter and her husband happened to be here when I was trying to decide and between them and Mr. Meat Eater we went for….vanilla milkshakes. We will never be accused of being trend setters. BUT ~ this vanilla milkshake was the best one I have had in years and years. I am looking forward to trying some of the others over the summer and I will blog about them when I do.
You NEED a copy of this cookbook if you are a lover of milkshakes!!! Be sure to join us in a twitter chat tonight at 8 pm at #GreatShakes!
Ballistic Vanilla Shake
Recipe Courtesy of Adam Ried, Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes
1/2 cup cold milk, whole or lowfat ~ I used 2%
2 tsps vanilla extract ~ use pure vanilla
8 medium scoops French vanilla ice cream, softened slightly
Place the milk, vanilla, and ice cream in a blender and pulse several times to break up the ice cream. With the blender off, use a rubber spatula to mash the ice cream down into the blender blades. Continue pulsing and mashing the ice cream into the blades (with the motor off) until all the ingredients are well blended and the mixture moves easily in the blender making sure all is well blended.
Pour into a glass or glasses and serve at once.