My husband introduced me to Cherry Cordial Milkshakes several years ago, and I've been their biggest fan ever since.
Have you had one?
They're not only pretty to look at with their tainted pink hue and bits of bright red maraschino cherries and pieces of rich, brown chocolate . . . but they taste quite delicious too.
I thought it would be fun to make Cherry Cordial milkshakes for my family over the weekend.
There's something special about this delightful any-time dessert.
Maybe it's . . .
the combination of creamy vanilla ice cream, sweetened with pieces of sweet
maraschino cherries and rich chocolate,
or that my husband introduced me to it while we were dating,
or because Cherry Cordial milkshakes remind me of Shirley Temples,
which I also love.
Whatever the reason, I had so much fun sharing this simple dessert that I love with my kids.
And based on their big, sweet smiles . . . I think they like this milkshake as much as I do!
Cherry Cordial Milkshake
2 scoops of high-quality vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped maraschino cherries
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped chocolate
Makes 1 serving
Pulse ice cream and milk in blender, until smooth.
Pour into glass, add cherries and chocolate. Stir.
Garnish with a sprinkling of chocolate bits and a whole maraschino cherry
Add a cute paper straw.
~ I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate ~
~ and rich, creamy vanilla bean ice cream ~
I'm sure that you would agree that it's not difficult to make a good milkshake, but there are a few secrets to making a great one.
Milk shakes really only require a few simple ingredients . . . milk and ice cream.
When making milkshakes, blend the flavorings (like extracts & syrups) into the milk,
and then add the ice cream.
This allows the flavors to disburse fully in the final mix.
When it comes to the ice cream, go for quality.
If you buy cheap-tasting ice cream, your milk shake will reflect that flavor.
But if you stick to something of higher quality and with flavor that you love,
the milk shake will be so much better.
As for the milk to ice cream ratio, it really depends on how you like your shake.
If you like your milk shake thinner, use ¼ cup milk for 1 cup of ice cream.
But for a thicker shake, double the ice cream, keeping the milk at ¼ cup.
So what's your favorite kind of milkshake?