Saturday, August 13, 2011

Chocolate Fizz



It’s soooooooo hot. In these dog days of summer, milkshakes are like, required.

This one’s special though. Cream soda, not milk.

Where have you been all my life chocolate fizz?

Before I go on –

– Oh my gosh –

Are those –

YUP, *who* happened to have chocolate cow sprinkles in her cupboard??

THIS girl.

High Five.

Chocolate milkshakes were my happy place. Chocolate milkshakes with cream soda?

Whoa. Hello new happy place!

Chocolate milkshakes have been a long time staple in my family. As the story goes, my grandmother was a teeny tiny woman, weighing a slender 95 pounds. Good gosh, I feel like a cow next to ol’ granny. She was sooo nervous on her wedding day (we’re a family of worriers), that she didn’t eat. Anthing. She actually fainted on her wedding day.


So, their solution? Milkshakes. She and Grandpa got a shake after the wedding, and drank herself sick. On milkshakes. It’s happened many times since. The milkshake part, I mean.

Grandma still enjoys her milkshakes. In fact, we just made her some for her 80th birthday party this year. She still says “You know what that slurping means Katie? Time for seconds!” So cute.

So… I got the idea from Sonic. I always get their blended float with Dr. Pepper. YUM.
Then one day I thought, hmmm, I want a blended float with a chocolate milkshake.
Unfortunately, it took too long to explain and they still had no idea what I was talking about, so I went home to make one…

Begin with Vanilla Ice Cream and chocolate syrup. This is imperative. I’ve seen *imposters* who attempt at making their milkshakes with chocolate ice cream and milk.



Vanilla ice cream. Chocolate Syrup.

We clear?

Enter our star, cream soda. I got the good stuff. HighFructoseCornSyrup and all. I mean, “corn sugar.” Apparently, your body can’t tell the difference. Ok. Sure, that’s why I crave 13 Oreos. Anyhoo.


Pour in cream soda slowly. We want to save those bubbles for your glass!

Teeheheeeee, are you excited?


Ok, so everyone likes their shakes different.

It’s a very personal decision, I tell you.

I like ’em thick. Like your cheeks hurt from sucking through the straw.

Some folks like ’em thin. Like, with a spoon.

With all the love in my heart, I make two batches.

Swirl more chocolate syrup in your glass before you pour that creamy, foamy shake in your cold mason jar glass, top with whipped cream after taking a self-serve spritz to the mouth, and find your chocolate cow sprinkles in the back of your cupboard.

~Peace, Love, and Shakes Ya’ll!

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Chocolate Fizz

Yield: serves 2

Total Time: 10 minutes


4 cups vanilla ice cream
4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
6 oz cream soda
whipped cream, sprinkles, toppings
straw. or spoon.


So, I'm going to be honest with you. Milkshakes are very personal. I really have to eyeball it. I will explain to you how I make them.

I fill up half the blender with the ice cream, packing it down lightly. Then I squeeze a good 3-4 seconds of chocolate syrup. Then I pour in my liquid until it reaches about halfway up to the ice cream level. Then I pulse the blender, pausing to push down the ice cream with a spoon and of course, taste test. Finish off with whipped cream, toppings, nuts, and a straw.

On a side note, I think this would make a great mudslide.
Next time, if I'm out of vodka, I'm going to try strawberry ice cream and 7-Up. Not Sprite. 7-Up.


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