So Greg had his appendix taken out!  He didn’t eat 2 days prior to the surgery and the day after.  Already lean, I was willing to make anything for him.  Chocolate ice cream milkshake was what he wanted so off I went to find a good recipe.  This was delicious.  I actually haven’t made a milk shake before – so I have nothing to compare it to – save for the milkshakes at the diner – and they are good, but not too chocolatey.  Greg loved, Chris and Andy did too.  Chocolatey and “real” tasting were the comments.  I should mention that Greg specifically asked for premium ice cream — Greater’s Ice Cream actually.  So I put chocolate chocolate chip in and it created little specs of blended chocolate which also added to the quality of the shake.  It is not necessary – but do know that your shake will only be as good as the ice cream you put in!

chocolate ice cream milk shake (slightly adapted from

4 cups milk, cold (I used low fat milk, although full fat would have been better I bet!)
4 cups chocolate ice cream (premium if you can, choc choc chip also good as mentioned above)
1.5 teaspoon cocoa powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons hot chocolate powder
1 cup chocolate syrup, divided (optional – and home made sauce would have been better, but I didn’t have time)

Blend milk, ice cream, chocolate powder, sugar, salt, cocoa powder in a blender.  Process until smooth.

Pour a little chocolate syrup into the bottom and sides of each glass.

Divide mixture among glasses.cover bottom and drizzling syrup in a spiral pattern inside of each glass.

Pour ice cream mixture into each glass

Swirl some chocolate syrup over each serving and serve cold.

Enjoy –

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