Monday, July 11, 2011

Magic Milkshake

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.  


The Japanese Redneck said...

That is different.

Nevermind the calories....but, the last time I priced powdered milk it was as high as a cat's back.

Kim said...

I'm laughing over the previous reader's comment about powdered milk being as high as a cat's back. I've never heard that one before! At any rate, it certainly does look like a frosty. Funny how sometimes it's the girls against the boys in my house too.

As for my fried corn, I do scrape it off the cobs first.

Brenda said...

I'm with Kim, it does look like a Frosty! I actually have everything to make this as I keep nonfat dry milk around for bread baking. This looks SO refreshing!

Reeni said...

I agree! It does look like a frosty! I haven't had one of those in years. This looks yummy and refreshing!

The Blonde Duck said...

I haven't had a milkshake in ages!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a creative way to make a shake without ice cream.

Erin said...

YUM!!! We get a "milkshake" from the coffee stand that's not made with ice cream and we love them. I bet this is really similar! We'll be trying these for sure! Thanks!

Chris said...

Wendy's probably threatened to sue them, ha ha.

Corn oil? Really? You aren't just joshin' us are you. ;)

Katy ~ said...

"High as a cat's back" new phrase to me and one I am going to use because I love the visual.

Speaking of loving the visual, this milkshake looks frosty good. We don't have them too often here, but they seem to be the drink of choice when we make the annual visit to the fast food burger places.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Well it certainly does look like a Frosty! The ingredient list looks intriguing enough for me to really want to try this. It sounds yummy! :)

Monet said...

What a great idea! I'm in need of more milkshake recipes. It is so hot in Texas! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. This looks delicious, and my stomach is already growling again (I just ate breakfast). I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!