Wednesday, March 17, 2010

But Is She Really Thirfty: Dry Milk Milkshakes

(Please forgive my 3 year old's hand... he was DYING to have his green milkshake!)

 Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  To celebrate I'm sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes: "magic milkshakes".  This recipe was originally found on Hillbillyhousewife.com (I LOVE this site).  I made it a little more festive by turning it green with food coloring.  You could easily add some mint extract and make a grasshopper shake though!  We follow this recipe:

  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water
  • 1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 TABLESPOON of vanilla (we always use the cheapo imitation stuff)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes
  • You can also add an egg for a french vanilla flavor or add 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa and use 2/3 c. sugar (instead of 1/2 c.).  You can add a banana to the chocolate milkshake or alter it any way you like!
Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4’s full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve. Makes 4 - 12oz servings.

I rarely keep ice cream in the house for milkshakes so this is a great recipe to have.  Dried nonfat milk is a wonderful pantry staple to have, even if it's just for "magic" milkshakes!

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