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Friday, August 2, 2013

Almost Famous Milkshakes

(Picture courtesy of The Food Network)

I had to borrow the photo you see from The Food Network.  I am not the best photographer of drinks... it could be that we don't have the best glasses or it could be that I just can't photograph liquids... either way, I made these two separate times and could not even get a remotely good looking photo.  ANYWAY... normally, I wouldn't post this recipe since I couldn't get a real picture of it, but it's just too darn good to not share with you.  Although these almost famous shakes are a copy-cat recipe from a restaurant called Friendly's and I had never been to a Friendly's before, I can safely say these are a must try!  To me, they tasted like McDonald's shakes... only better!!

Almost Famous Milkshakes
Recipe courtesy The Food Network
- Serves 2 -
1 1/2 pints chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice cream
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup vanilla flavored syrup

Put the evaporated milk and vanilla syrup in a blender, then put the blender jar and 2 large glasses in the freezer; chill for at least 20 minutes.

When ready to serve, remove the ice cream and blender jar from the freezer.  Scoop in half the ice cream into the blender and blend on high until smooth.  Add the remaining ice cream and blend until smooth.  Remove the glasses from the freezer and fill with the shake; serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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Big Dude said...

It's hard to beat a real deal milkshake. When I was a kid my grandfather living next door had one about every day

Mary Bergfeld said...

These sound fantastic! it is so hard to find the real thing these days. It is good to have a recipe that can be made in one's own kitchen. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Carla TePaske said...


We Are Not Martha said...

I hate photographing drinks, too. Too much glare! These sound great, though!


Mary Callan said...

YUM - perfect recipe - great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Mary x

John Landers said...

Well, these days those are really yummy and summer is almost ending. Thanks for this now i know what to make for my kids.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I've not had a milkshake in years and they're so darn good. I agree, drinks can be hard to photograph. They're too tall. :)