Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa and Snowman Milkshakes

Santa and Snowman Milkshakes
If you're looking for Whisk Wednesdays, we're taking a break for Christmas and won't be posting a new recipe until the New Year!
At Halloween, the ghost milkshakes were such a hit that we thought we'd do it again at Christmas but this time try making Santa and a Snowman. One of my daughters had fun making these with me, but during the photo shoot was getting impatient because she wanted to try the milkshake and the whipped cream kept melting and dripping causing the candies to fall. She won, and I gave up on getting a better picture. Fun and delicious and quite possibly a new Christmas tradition at our house!

Recipe

Santa's belt or Snowman's buttons:
4 tablespoons chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet, but you could use bittersweet or milk chocolate)

Milkshake:
2 cups vanilla ice cream (our favorite brand is President's Choice Vanilla)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Raspberries or strawberries for Santa
Whipped Cream (homemade is our favorite, but we used chocolate whipped cream from a can for this version)

Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Red food coloring for Santa

For the belt or buttons: Melt the chocolate either in a double-boiler or in the microwave. With a toothpick or paintbrush, paint a ghost face on the inside of a clear glass. Put the glass in the freezer while you make the milkshake and whipped cream.

For the milkshake: In a blender, combine ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
For the whipped cream: Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until cream holds peaks. Put into a piping bag. (I have a Whipped Cream Dispenser which makes making and piping whipped cream easy.

Take the glass out of the freezer. Fill with the milkshake. Top with the whipped cream. Serve with a spoon and a straw.

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  • 45 comments:

    Elle said...

    I love these! This would make the kids very happy, lol.

    RecipeGirl said...

    Darling!!

    Sandy Smith said...

    How cute these are! I hope my kids don't see these though . . . I don't think there's room in my freezer for ice cream right now! :)

    steph- whisk/spoon said...

    oh my gosh! so cute--these really made me smile!

    strawberriesinparis said...

    Those are delightful shari!!

    Megan said...

    Too cute - I love them!

    Natashya said...

    These are the cutest milkshakes I have ever seen! You are a good Canadian girl, making milkshakes in a winter storm. :)

    Coffee and Vanilla said...

    Beautiful idea :) Love it!

    Engineer Baker said...

    How absolutely adorable! Just the thing to make me smile this morning.

    Karen said...

    So cute!

    The Food Librarian said...

    absolutely cute! these put a smile on my face!

    Dana said...

    brilliant! What a great festive party idea.

    Y said...

    Too too cute! :)

    Jacqui said...

    These are wonderful. They would delight any children. Clever you.

    HoneyB said...

    How cute!

    dlyn said...

    These are so cute!

    Jaime said...

    oh my! those are adorable!!!!!

    gaga said...

    Aww, how cute! So creative!

    Julie said...

    Almost too cute to drink!

    Rachelle said...

    Too too cute! I love the idea of painting the design in the glass.

    Manggy said...

    Hee hee! You cannot blame the little one, those are too adorable! :)

    Marie @ Make and Takes said...

    These are so FUN!

    Cathy said...

    I always know that I'm in for a treat whenever I come here! These are beyond adorable, and will make my kids soooooooo happy!!

    klasiktatlar said...

    Mmmmm,Wonderful...

    CookiePie said...

    Adorable!! What a fantastic idea!

    Marc @ NoRecipes said...

    Cute idea. I would have loved these as a kid... actually I'd love one right now:-)

    Kristen said...

    LOL - those are awesome! How fun!

    Hannah said...

    Aw, so cute! I know I would have loved to get one of these as a kid... And probably now, too!

    Dayna said...

    ok those are adorable!
    It's a probable snow day here tomorrow, so these (perhaps in a hot chocolate version) will be QUITE the hit! Thanks!

    Grace said...

    how clever! they sure wouldn't last very long, though, and not because of the melting factor, but because i'd suck 'em down immediately. :)

    PaniniKathy said...

    Those are so adorable! And especially fun to make them with your daughter.

    Gretchen Noelle said...

    Adorable idea!!

    Ari (Baking and Books) said...

    Oh my gosh, these are too adorable!! As soon as your page loaded I got a huge smile on my face.

    Andrea said...

    These are just too cute! I love these and I'd love to stick a straw right down the middle and just start slurping it up!

    diva said...

    awww shari! these are adorable. i'd love to have one of these whilst basking in the sun..x

    Annie said...

    Oh, I'm wishing I had found your blog sooner! You have so many great ideas - and your photos are lovely!

    Sam said...

    hey that's really clever!!! I shall have to attempt that!

    Merry Christmas!

    missy said...

    these are beyond adorable!!

    Sophie said...

    How adorable!

    ltraider said...

    These look awesome

    Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

    These are totally adorable! How fun!

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    Lorri said...

    Using this in my classroom during January some time! It will be a fun treat!! Thanks for sharing!
    Lorri

    Thalia said...

    These are just the cutest!

    Shannon @ RecipesMe said...

    These milkshakes look delicious and are very cute.