Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? One sip of that cold, frothy goodness transports you back to when you were a kid and your mom would whip one up for you after school. Just because you’re an adult now doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy these yummy treats! Today, of course, it’s easy to whip a delicious shake in just a couple of minutes thanks to modern conveniences like immersion blenders. Here are some great recipes to try the next time you get a milkshake craving!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake
Combine 2/3 cup milk with 4 generous scoops of chocolate ice cream and 4 tbsp peanut butter. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
Combine 2/3 cup milk with 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream and ½ sliced banana (freeze the banana for a really frothy drink!). Blend until desired consistency is reached.
Tip: for an adult shake, replace the milk with a liquor or liqueur of your choice.
How to make the best shakes ever
- Use quality ingredients, particularly the ice cream, for a superior taste
- Go easy on the milk. Too much can make the shake too thin
- When making a cocoa or coffee shake, add some freshly brewed expresso
- Put some leftover cheesecake or pie into your shake to liven up the flavor
- Vanilla can be used as a base for just about any flavor. Just half a teaspoon of pure vanilla can make any shake taste great
Of course, you can’t make a great milkshake without a great immersion blender. Don’t just settle for any blender, though. Here are some of the higher quality models of hand blenders and immersion blenders.
Brentwood HB-31 Hand Blender: This will blend, mix, crush and puree just about anything. The key feature of this model is that it has an easy grip handle, so you can use it for a long time without your hand getting sore.
All-Clad K2750DGT Immersion Blender: This variable speed blender is made of stainless steel for durability. The plastic handle is easy grip for longer periods of use.
Americana by Elite EHB-1000R hand Blender: Equipped with a 150 watt motor, this blender can be used to blend or crush almost anything. It comes in a bold red color to add flair and sophistication to your kitchen. This is the perfect device for almost all of your kitchen chores.
Oster FPSTHB2615B Hand Blender: This is equipped with a 250 watt motor and can be used to chop, blend and puree all kinds of foods. The shaft is made of stainless steel for easy cleaning and the ergonomic handle is easy to grip.
If you plan on using your hand blender for other purposes, like pureeing or crushing, consider investing in a multi-purpose unit. It may cost slightly more, but you will get the value out it over the long term.