Cupcake Milkshakes (little shakes that look like little cakes) #IceCreamWeek
Today I have mini milkshakes to share with you. They’re cupcake milkshakes: Little shakes that look and taste like little cakes. Click here to skip ahead to the Cupcake Milkshake recipe. Today’s recipe is part of food blogger Ice Cream Week. As part of our icy cold week we have a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker + 2 Ice Cream Cook books to giveaway. Click here to enter the giveaway.
J skipped into his first day of kindergarten yesterday morning. I watched him go in and realized that I hadn’t gotten a last hug, and that I hadn’t shed a tear. The reason was that I I was distracted because I had volunteered to take First Day of School Pictures of all the kids as they arrived.
(Don’t ask me when I plan to edit, add text to, print and hand out these pictures. But I did manage to actually get there and take them at least!)
All morning long I felt as though I hadn’t done what I was supposed to do, that my son and I had missed out on something important.
I decided to make up for it by doing something special after school.
And we did.
It involved milkshakes (chocolate milkshakes in big blue cups, not birthday cake flavored milkshakes in little pink cups, but milkshakes all the same).
I make milkshakes for the kids a lot. They’re so easy to make and are a refreshing treat to sit down and enjoy together.
These cupcake milkshakes came about because I wanted a smaller portion to give the kids. I trimmed the cups to 2 inches high, trimmed the straws and shouted out:
“Hey kiddoes! Has Mommy ever got a treat for you! Cupcake Milkshakes!”
They didn’t complain about the portion control at all. Just giggled and dug in.
You can make these milkshakes any flavor. This recipe is for Birthday Cake Flavored Milkshakes. So the little shakes not only look like little cakes but taste like little cakes too.
- Use scissors to trim the paper cups down so that they are only 2 inches high. Cut the straws in half.
- In a small bowl combine the cake mix with the milk. Add it to a blender along with the ice cream. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into the prepared cups, top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Insert half of a straw through the whipped cream into the milkshake.
Here are all the tasty ice cream recipes from the other bloggers participating in Ice Cream Week today:
Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun!
If you’d like to check out today’s #IceCreamWeek recipes, drool over the blogs below:
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches (with Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies) by Cravings of a Lunatic
Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Juanita’s Cocina
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches by Food Babbles
White Chocolate Copycat Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Manischewitz Ice Cream by What Jew Wanna Eat
Blue Moo Cookie Dough Ice Cream by The Spiffy Cookie
Cherry Almond Crunch Ice Cream by girlichef