Milkshakes have been summer favorites since the late 1800s. Although in modern times they are usually made with high tech blenders and restaurant grade milkshake machines, the most scrumptious versions are the ones made entirely by hand. There are literally hundreds of different ways to make a milkshake and personal preference is a big factor, but if you are a chocolate enthusiast then this particular milkshake recipe is just perfect for you.
The first step is to gather all the ingredients. To make the world's greatest chocolate milkshake you will need chocolate ice cream. Leave it out on the counter while you assemble the other ingredients to give it time to thaw out. You'll need milk of course, and two bars of your favorite chocolate. You'll also need a few peppermint candies and a powdered packet of hot chocolate.
Small blenders and hand mixers are the best option if mixing by hand is not possible. By now the ice cream should be slightly melted and easy to mix. Add the milk and the candy bars to the chocolate ice cream until you are pleased with the mixture's density. Mix the two together for a few minutes.
Now it is time to add the rest of the drink's ingredients. A pack of hot chocolate mixture and a couple peppermint candies will give the milkshake an extra taste of flavor. Be sure that when you add all of the ingredients to the blender that the hard candies are at the bottom. They'll blend easier if they're on the blades. If you are using more than two, you can crush them up prior to blending.
After all of the ingredients are loaded into the blender it's time to make your milkshake. Blend the concoction until there are no lumps in the mixture. You can use a spoon or fork to make sure all of the peppermint candies are crushed up.
Now all that's left to do is enjoy your drink. Pour it into a tall glass and enjoy it with a spoon or straw. You can even top it with whipped cream if the mood strikes you. Milkshakes go great with almost anything and complete any meal. They're also great for dinner parties since, for added fun, guests can mix up their own.
While there are hundreds of different ways to make a milkshake, this recipe trumps all. The added chocolate and peppermint flavors make it a delicious and unique taste. Try blending it by hand to get an idea of how milkshakes tasted back in the 1800s.
Source by Andrew Goligher