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 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!


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

  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!

  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

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

  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!!!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

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


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