Nutella Milkshake

Last night as I was browsing Pinterest, I suddenly had a burst of inspiration (also known as pinspiration). I found two recipes for nutella milkshakes and decided to try making one the next day (today).  Since both recipes contained the same ingredients (nutella, milk, and ice cream), my adventurous side kicked in and I decided to ‘invent’ my own milkshake recipe, using the recipes I had found as guidelines.

As I was gathering my essential three ingredients, I noticed we had a container of liquid heavy whipping cream; as I reached for the whipping cream, all I thought was “why not?” You don’t have to use the heavy whipping cream, but I recommend it because the whipping cream gives the milkshake a much creamier taste and fluffier texture.

The links to my “guideline” recipes are from The Little Kitchen and Kirbie’s Cravings

Ingredients:

  • about 2 tbsp. nutella
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 – 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Method:

Put the ingredients into a blender and blend together (about 30 seconds). Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Easy-Peasy Lemonade

Whether you felt it or not, today was one of the hottest days of the year! In such heat, a quick-to-make yet refreshing drink is definitely on demand. For this recipe, all you need are three ingredients: lemons, water, and sugar. Hope you find this drink as thirst-quenching as I did!

Ingredients:

  • 3 lemons
  • water
  • sugar, to taste
  • ice

Method:

Thoroughly wash the lemons and juice them. Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher and add about 2 quarts of water. Stir the desired amount of sugar into the lemonade and add a few cubes of ice before enjoying!

Peach Milkshake

Delicious peach milkshake made from real peaches and organic ice cream.  We found this recipe on foodiva.com , but we modified it to make the milkshake thicker.

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2 C. of peeled peaches

1 C. of milk

8 large scoops of vanilla ice cream

1/4 C of pineapple juice (to add sweetness)

1 Tbs. of sugar

We added all of the ingredients into our blender then blended the mixture until smooth. Then, we poured the peach milkshake into a glass and enjoyed!       (This recipe made three milkshakes)

Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee

Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee

This morning we made Dulce de Leche iced coffee and enjoyed it on our back porch. It is really easy to make. We found the jar of Dulce de Leche at Costco.
Simply stir in a big spoonful of Dulce de Leche to coffee.Then you add ice and enjoy! It is that easy!

McAlister’s Deli

McAlister's Deli

What a great meal at McAlister’s Deli! They have the best sweet tea on of the face of the planet! The sandwich on the left is the Four Cheese Griller, and the sandwich on the right is the Italian Submarine sandwich with chips from McAlister’s.

Strawberry-Blackberry Spritzer

Strawberry-Blackberry Spritzer

We just made this amazing summer spritzer. It tastes really good and it is easy to make!

Ingredeants:
Sparkling water
2 cups of ripe fruit(blackberry and strawberry)
1/4 cup of raw honey

First, bring the honey to almost a boil. Next, stir in the berry mix. I used 1 1/4 cup of strawberry and 3/4 cup of blackberry. After stirring, put the mix into the blender. Then, pour the sparkling water into the blended berry/honey mix. Finally, pour into a glass and enjoy this refreshing drink!

Toasted Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Milkshakes

Toasted Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Milkshakes

Today we made Toasted Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Milkshakes! We got the recipe off of the PickyPalate.com

http://picky-palate.com/2013/02/15/toasted-marshmallow-cookies-and-cream-milkshake/

It tasted great and also was gluten free because we used Glutino oreos!

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate

We found this recipe for Nutella Hot Chocolate and had to try it! And now we’re telling you: this hot chocolate is a must-try! The recipe calls for whip cream, but, since we had limited resources, we didn’t make it with the cream. Click on the picture for the full recipe!