I made myself this delicious but simple chocolate milkshake yesterday without even thinking of it as a recipe, but someone asked me how to make it, so I thought I’d make another one, take some pictures and write it up for you.
- Dark chocolate
- Vanilla ice cream
You can vary the quantities to suit your own taste and how many shakes you want to make.
For the chocolate, I used a couple of dessert spoonfuls of Paul A. Young‘s hot chocolate, which is a rich, dark chocolate ground into a powder. You can use any chocolate you like, but it’s best to use a good quality dark chocolate, as that will give you a really chocolatey flavour, and the ice cream will add sweetness anyway.
I used Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream for this, but again, any good quality vanilla ice cream will do.
The first thing you want to do is to get the chocolate dissolved into the milk, and the easiest way to do that is to break it up into small chunks, add a small amount of milk and zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Be careful not to overdo it, as chocolate burns easily, but you want to get rid of any lumps and grainy bits.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to add the rest of the milk. Slowly add in the milk, stirring to mix it well with your warm chocolate. I’m just making enough for me to fill a pint glass, so I used about 2/3 of a pint (~400ml) to leave room for some ice cream.
Once the milk is stirred in, pop it into the freezer for half an hour to get nice and cold. I like to leave it until the chocolate milk is just starting to freeze over.
Once it’s cold, it’s time to add the ice cream. Add two-three scoopfuls, then stir it in thoroughly. This will make your milkshake thick, as well as give the dark chocolate just the right amount of sweetness. Stir it in until the mixture is completely smooth, thick and creamy. At this point, you can return it to the freezer for a few minutes if you want it extra cold and thick.
Finally, pour the mixture into a glass, add another scoop of ice cream and decorate with some more chocolate or cocoa powder. Serve immediately.
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