I read about these milkshakes several years ago on a site called "Hillbilly Housewife". I just never could remember to buy the powdered milk you need to make these, and finally got around to doing it.
It seems when I first read about it, the article said that these were supposed to taste like a Frosty from Wendy's. It doesn't say it there anymore, so I'm not sure if I dreamed it or what, but you might say they are a little frosty-like.
The ingredient list is a little bizarre as it adds 2 tbsp of corn oil, which seems like an odd thing to add to milkshakes. But according to the recipe it's essential for the "creaminess" of the drink. It's certainly not calorie friendly. I sat here last night and tried to calculate the calories and thought "yikes!" But I suppose if you used splenda instead of sugar, maybe 1/2 the oil, it might not be so bad.
Anyway, enough blabbering, here's the recipe. As far as what we thought about it, the girls in the house thought it was pretty yummy, and the boys weren't too impressed. Maybe it's a girl thing.
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice water
- 1-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 to 1-1/2 trays of ice cubes, as much as you can spare
- 2 tablespoons corn oil plus a 5-second squirt of non-stick spray for emulsification purposes
Place all of the ingredients into the blender, including the oil and the non-stick spray. Use less water for thicker milk shakes and more water for shakes that are easy on your blender motor. The blender should be about 3/4′s full. Place the lid on. Process for a full 2 minutes. Pour into cups and serve. Makes 4 – 12oz servings
It seems to me you could doctor this recipe up to make any flavor combination you like.