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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake

Take what people give you. Drink their milkshakes.
— Wally Lamb

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter cup Milkshake

Summer โ˜€๏ธis slowly fading and fall๐Ÿ‚ is coming to Seattle but that doesn't mean we can't have milkshakes as the sun still shines.  I know many of you who don't live in Seattle only know that it rainsโ˜”๏ธ here all of the time and while that is the hype to keep the tourists at bay or at least keep them hanging out in Pike Place Market๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿโ˜•๏ธ our sunny days of summer are numerous and fantastic.  The autumn season brings cool evenings and mornings perfect sleeping weather.  Can you tell I wanted to sleep in this morning? Not happening yet as the daylight calls and the sun shines.

Not sure what happened to summer it seemed to come and be gone full of 

picnic planning ๐Ÿœ, barbeques,

backpacking trips๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒฒ, outdoor movie nights ๐ŸŽฅ,

and ice cream in a bowl ๐Ÿง or on a cone.๐Ÿฆ

Therefore milkshakes before fall hits seemed like a good plan.  I tried a few flavors but I always come back around to something with chocolate.  Strawberry is out of my plan as it does not ever appeal to me.  Sorry to all of you strawberry milkshake lovers.๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜–  I just don't understand you please convince me!

I don't eat ice cream in the cold months even if I have it in the freezer.  I am one of those rare people so I have heard that can let ice cream develop ice crystals if it sits in the winter at my house.  So it was important to use up any ice cream left in the freezer now before it gets too cold.  A good excuse to make a milkshake.

 Being that chocolate peanut butter ice cream is my favorite and I had dark chocolate peanut butter cups on hand (very dangerous) from Trader Joe's I decided upon the best of both worlds.  Vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate peanut butter.  

Can't go wrong with these flavors don't you agree?๐Ÿ˜‹

Makes: 1 large shake or two small ones

Ingredients

  • 5-6 miniature dark chocolate peanut butter cups
  • 2 1/2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • heavy cream for topping

Instructions

Step 1

Place a milkshake glass or two small glasses in the freezer one hour prior.

Step 2

Whip heavy cream until white peaks and using a kitchen aid and whisk or hand held balloon whisk.

Step 3

In a blender place peanut butter cups, vanilla ice cream and milk in that order. Blend until mixed well and thickened.  If you want it thinner add a tablespoon of milk at a time until thinness is achieved.

Step 4

Pour shake into frozen glass top with whip cream and a peanut butter cup or chopped pieces. 

Enjoy! Happy National Chocolate Shake Day!

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Tips

  • Trader Joe's mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups are the best
  • Do not add ice as you will water down the milk shake if you want it thinner add milk little by little
  • Buy the best ice cream you can or make your own
  • Freezing the glasses keeps the milkshake cold even after it has been blended

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