Welcome to Milkshakes verses Smoothies Edna has chosen some favorite ice cream and fruit filled recipes to share for this debate. Let’s get started:
We start off with a classic
¾ cup milk
¼ cup chocolate-flavored syrup
3 scoops (½ cup each) vanilla ice cream
In a blender, place milk and syrup.
Cover and blend on high for 2 seconds.
Add ice cream.
Cover and blend on low for about 5 seconds or until smooth.
Pour into glasses.
On to our Smoothies
Our first Smoothie is a
1 container(6 oz) yogurt strawberry, strawberry kiwi or strawberry mango flavor
½ cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
½ cup orange or pineapple juice
Pineapple chunks, strawberries or kiwifruit slices, optional.
In blender, place yogurt, strawberries and juice.
Cover, blend on medium for about 2 minutes or until smooth.
Pour into serving glass.
1 cup cold-brewed coffee or chilled strongly brewed coffee
4 giant scoops vanilla ice cream
1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup
Blend the coffee, vanilla ice cream and 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup together in a blender until smooth.
If the mixture is too thick, you can add a couple splashes of milk to loosen it up.
If it is too thin, add a little more ice cream and pulse to smooth out.
Pour the milkshake into one very large or two medium sized glasses.
Top with a very generous amount of whipped cream and drizzle with additional chocolate syrup.
1 quart (4 cups) vanilla frozen yogurt, slightly softened
½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
¼ cup milk
Orange slices, if desired.
Place yogurt, juice concentrate and milk in blender.
Cover and blend on medium for about 45 seconds, stopping blender occasionally to scrape sides, until thick and smooth.
Pour mixture into 4 glasses.
Garnish with orange slices.
Vanilla Malt Milkshake
½ cup cold milk
¼ cup carbonated water
3 Tablespoons malted milk powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
In a blender, mix together milk, carbonated water, malted milk powder and vanilla extract.
Scoop in ice cream.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into glass and serve.
Greek Yogurt Raspberry Smoothie
6 oz Greek plain yogurt
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 Tablespoon honey
1 cup ice
Additional fresh raspberries, if desired
In blender, place yogurt, 1 cup raspberries, the honey and ice.
Cover, blend until smooth and thick.
Divide mixture evenly between 2 glasses.
Garnish each with raspberries.
1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
½ cup whole milk
10 drops green food coloring
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 maraschino cherry
In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, milk, green food coloring, and peppermint extract.
Blend till smooth, about 30 seconds.
Pour the shake into a glass and top with the whipped cream and maraschino cherry.
Creamy Peach Smoothies
1 cup frozen sliced peaches
1 container (6 oz) yogurt French vanilla flavor
¾ cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon honey
In blender or food processor, place all ingredients.
Cover, blend on high for about 1 minute or until smooth.
Pour into 2 glasses.
Root Beer Milkshake
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 12-ounce can root beer
Place the ice cream and root beer in a blender.
Close, blend on high for three minutes.
It will be foamy and frothy which is fine.
Pour into a frosted mug, top with whipped cream and a cherry.
Key Lime-Banana Smoothie
1 container (6 oz) yogurt Key lime pie flavor
1 ripe banana, sliced
½ cup milk
1 Tablespoon lime juice
¼ teaspoon dry lemon lime-flavored soft drink mix (from 0.13-oz package)
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
Place all ingredients except frozen yogurt in blender.
Cover, blend on high until smooth.
Add frozen yogurt.
Cover, blend until smooth.
Whether you prefer Milkshakes or Smoothies remember to have fun in the kitchen this summer.