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 and 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 and 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!