Updated: Mar 3
An old recipe from way back on 10th August 2014. As I browsed thru' my recipes vault, I found some interesting recipes worth recreating and revisiting. This is one of them. I remembered how chocolatelicious this simple milkshake is. The chocolate is pretty intense and might not be for the faint of heart.
Looking back at this photo, I am very happy by how far I'd come. Back then I didn't even have a proper camera, a proper food presentation skill nor any utensil props; it is a very amateur, I didn't even bother to add any "chefy-touch" to the milkshake, just sprinkle some store-bought chocolate rice. Almost like a raw kinda feel, now that I looked at it.
I decided not to tweet the recipe too much, it is already awesome. You can replace the chocolate ice cream with a vanilla bean ice cream if desire. I personally find that the extra chocolate adds another layer of chocolate intensity. Ice cubes are used to create that "frozen" vibe, altho it may water down the milkshake. In closing, please use good quality ingredients, it will make a huge difference. I hope you will give this recipe a try and wow yourself and your kids. Cheers!
(Make 1 milkshake)
High Quality Dark Chocolate Preferably Valrhona, 40g
Whole Milk, 1/2 Cup
Whipping Cream, 1/8 Cup
High Quality Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Preferably Valrhona, 1 TBSP
Dark Muscovado Sugar, 1/4 Cup
Cinnamon Powder, Pinch
Sea Salt, Pinch
Pure Vanilla Paste, 1/2 TSP
High Quality Chocolate Ice-Cream, 160g
Coconut Rum, 1 Shot
Ice Cubes, 1 Heaping Scoop
Whipped Cream, For Topping
High Quality Dark Chocolate Preferably Valrhona, For Garnishing
High Quality Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Preferably Valrhona, For Garnishing
Prepare the chocolate base.
In a sauce pot over medium-low heat, add in all the ingredients.
Stir to combine well and until the chocolate and sugar have dissolved.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Prepare the milkshake.
Chill serving glass in the fridge until ready to serve.
In a blender, add the chocolate base, ice-cream, coconut rum and ice cubes.
Pulse the mixture a few times to break up the ice-cream.
Blitz it up to combine the mixture.
*As soon as you see the mixture is combined well, stop blitzing. Over-blitzing will cause the ice-cream to melt super fast and causing it to split.*
Pour the milkshake into serving glass.
Top it with whipped cream.
Using a cheese grater, grate some chocolate over the top.
Lastly, garnish with a light dusting of cocoa powder.