Since the time a friend introduced me to Stateside Diner of Pink Lane, Newcastle and I first tried their legendary milkshakes I was converted to thick ice cream shakes.
I soon learned that the ingredients were minimal and I could most certainly make my own at home with limitless possibilities for flavors - so I did.
Just incase it turned out awesome I took a few photos of my experimentation and thought I'd share the word with you guys so you can join in with the homemade summer goodness.
You will need a huge amount of ingredients so make sure to write this down so you don't forget it all when you go shopping.
- Soft Scoop Ice cream.
- Milk. (Preferably full fat but we use semi skimmed and it was fine)
- Chocolate treat of your choice.
The instructions are even more complicated than that!
For every three parts of ice cream, add one part milk. You can add a little at a time depending on how much shake you think you can handle without sickening yourself with sweetness! You can also add more milk depending on how thick or runny you like it.
Dump it all into somewhere you can blend, probably a blender, but I have a hand blender so used this container. Then obviously blend it together until the desired consistency. Once you get the shake how you like it the fun part comes - adding the chocolate! I chose Milkybar Buttons and because my blender isn't a hardcore one I broke the buttons up a bit before blending it in too. Ta - da! All done!
You can customize these in so many ways aswell. Use different flavor ice cream, add sauces and go crazy with your choice of chocolate. Jake had a Malteasers Teaser shake!So there we have it, a little alternative to an ice cream on these warm summer days. Let me know if you try it and what flavor you make!