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!