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Summer milkshakes (chocolate stout + vanilla bourbon)

Its a rainy day in June and I’m surrounded by boxes.  I’m thinking its high time for a milkshake- the kind with malt in it and a red and white striped straw. The kind with beer or whiskey in it.  The kind in a frosted glass.  Milkshakes were originally a whiskey drink back in 1885, so really, we’re just keeping things traditional.

Malted milk powder has been on my mind lately.  Its just dried milk, barley, and wheat, but it can really add another dimension of flavor and transform a recipe.  I know Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar views it as a staple ingredient, and thumbing through The Baked cookbook, there are cakes, cookies, and fudge sauce with malted milk.  The only problem is that its easy to get carried away once you start to consider it- malted milk southern biscuits?  malted milk shortbread? malted milk cinnamon rolls?

The straws were a lucky find spotted in the window of The Curiosity Shoppe.  Whatever you are up to this summer- whether its business as usual, overseas adventures, or a slight tilt in perspective, I hope it will include many a spiked milkshake.

 

 

 

Chocolate Stout Malted Milkshake (makes 2 shakes)

2 heaping scoops chocolate ice cream (the good stuff) (about 2 cups)

1/2 cup whole milk (or 2% if you must)

1/4 cup very cold chocolate stout

1 tablespoon malted milk powder

Put two tall glasses in the freezer

Put all ingredients into a blender

Blend it

Pour into frosty glasses

Stick in a straw

Sip and savor

(recipe from Baked)

Vanilla Bourbon Milkshake (makes 2 shakes)

2 Scoops of vanilla ice cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 T malted milk powder

2-4 T bourbon

1/2 cup + 2 T milk

Put two tall glasses in the freezer

Put all ingredients into a blender

Blend it

Pour into frosty glasses

Stick in a straw

Sip and Savor

 

 

 

  1. These look fantastic, especially the chocolate stout malt one. I absolutely loved chocolate malt milkshakes as a kid. This looks like the perfect summer treat now that I’m “all grown up”. I’m definitely going to be making these soon.

  2. Wavatar Joe Looke says:

    I could use one of those milkshakes! I love this food blog – please come to Dallas soon and we (you) can cook at my place anytime!

  3. Yum these look like such a great summer treat, especially now that the temps are raising in NYC. Love your blog can’t wait to read more once you move east!

  4. I’m soooooo going to try these!! Crazy yum! BTW I enjoy reading your posts and recipes=)

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