Monday, July 4, 2011

Red Velvet Oreo Cookies & Cream Milk Shakes

We're another year older U*S*A*.... time to shake, rattle and roll!


I've got a frosty, crunchy, milkshake for you today,  surely worthy of a great celebration....


but first, along with Uncle Sam, look who's had a birthday.  Our little Sam just turned one!  He's red, white and in blue, all-American through and through.  We tried a photo shoot outside, but the sun was too bright.  He sure was happy though,  such a love.


For the holiday, we found a pretty place at Lucky Peak Reservoir to ride our pair of Sea-doos.  We've had a ton of fun. We spent Friday and Saturday camping, headed home for Sunday and we'll return to the water this afternoon after a flag-raising ceremony, bike parade and pancake breakfast at our church with wonderful friends, neighbors and our family. 








After a day in the sun, we all scream for ice cream.  Nothing beats an All-American thick, yummy milkshake around our place.  Grab the sparklers, cause this shake is right up there with bright blasting fireworks!  Red Velvet Oreo Cookies & Cream Milk Shakes evolved quickly.


My plan was to make a Red Velvet Shake, smooth and rich.  Then grands, (starving and clustered round the blender), were begging that I throw a few crunchy Oreo Cookies in. Grandma's a soft touch.  Low and behold it worked!


Here's the skinny...

Red Velvet Oreo Cookies & Cream Milk Shakes
  • 3 giant scoops of good vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon distilled white vinegar 
  • red food coloring if desired...(I wished I'd used more)
Add everything to a good blender and whirl until smooth. If you like it crunchy, add 3 Oreo cookies and blend to desired consistency.   Serve with whipped cream and sprinkles and lots of love!

Have a fabulous fun 4th!
xoxo


18 comments:

  1. The lake looks like so much fun. Happy 4th of July to you too.

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  2. Oh. My. Word. Almost speechless, here! That looks and sounds amazing! Great picture, too!

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  3. These sound scrumptious and the tags look great!

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  4. What a great day you had! That milkshake sounds lethal!

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  5. Happy Independence Day, Gnee!

    It looks like fun was had by all.

    Your milkshake looks very tasty. I am hosting an ice cream social link party on July 17, National Ice Cream Day. This post would be ideal. I hope you will join us for some fun.

    Have a fantastic week! La

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  6. Ohhhh, that milkshake looks delicious. sounds like you and your family are having a blast. have a wonderful holiday.

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  7. Those are faces of folks having a great time together! And finishing it off with your milk shakes ~ YUM! 1/4 tsp vinegar... that must be the secret ingredient.

    Happy birthday USA and
    Happy Birthday little Sam!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday to little Sam. Your family looks very special and your holiday weekend sounds very nice. I could go for your milkshake today.

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  9. Happy 4th of July. Looks like a wonderful holiday celebration. Sam's a cutie! Happy Birthday to the little guy!

    And the milkshake! YUM!

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  10. So delicious looking! And I'm talking about those cute grandkids!
    That looks like a fun time with grandpa on the water. I bet it felt great in the heat you are enjoying.

    Yum on the milkshake.
    I bet all the grands love coming to your house.

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  11. Wow, your pictures are great! It looks like everyone had a fun day on the water. Your little birthday boy is too adorable for words.

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  12. red velvet shake with oreos...yum yum yum! it looks like you all had a fun time out on those seadoos, too.

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  13. wow I would not have thought to put vinegar in chocolate...
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  14. you have a such a sweet family! very cute patriotic shake!

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  15. OK, you're probably not going to see this, but what's the trick with the vinegar? Maybe I should google it. I have never heard of putting it in a milkshake.

    And can I say yet again what a beautiful family you have? Birthday Boy Sam is just adorable!

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  16. Vinegar?! In a milkshake?! I am going to have to try that... It looks delicious! I'm a huge fan of red velvet cake, bookmarking this post for the future.

    Happy 1st birthday to Sam, what a cutie!! My Ben turned 1 about a month ago, it's such a fun age isn't it?

    Found your shake via Be Different, Act Normal. Looks like everyone else has been asking you the same question, lol, but I'm hosting a Summer Drink Week Link Party today over at my blog and I'd love it if you linked it up! Have a great weekend.

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  17. Oh! That sounds interestging. We will have to give it a try!

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  18. Surprisingly, vinegar helps give red velvet it's unique flavor...try it! Thanks for all your comments.

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