Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jack-o-Lantern Milkshakes

I love this idea from Pillsbury
Take melted chocolate (we used milk chocolate chips) and use a butter knife to draw faces on the inside of clear glasses.  You can let the chocolate faces harden in the fridge or freezer, or just pour in your milkshake and it will harden the faces right away as well.  So fun.  Pillsbury used a different recipe for their milkshake, but we liked our own.

 We made two types of milkshakes. 
Orange Dream Milkshake
We blended equal parts:
Orange Sherbet
Vanilla Ice Cream
Then add a little milk to facilitate blending.  Blend and enjoy.

Pumpkin Milkshake
1 cup butternut squash or pumpkin (cooked and mashed)
1 sm box vanilla pudding
1 can evaporated milk
1 tray ice cubes
1/2-1 cup water
cinnamon-to taste
Blend together and enjoy.  You may have to pulse it a bit until the ice cubes start breaking up.  We love this milkshake!  Squash and pumpkin are so good for you and your kids.  I consider they've had some veggies and milk when they've had this milkshake with a meal.  ;) ~Lena