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Cook the Book: Fresh Mint-Chocolate Speckled Milkshake

I consider myself lucky for the fact that my childhood dentist's office was located in very close proximity to an ice cream parlor. When it came time for my brother's and my twice-yearly dental exams my mother decided that we should forgo lunch and have milkshakes instead. In hindsight, I assume she thought that if we had a liquid lunch then the dentist wouldn't find any nasty pieces of sandwich residue in our teeth. Even in my seven-year-old mind this plan didn't make the most sense, but I looked forward to going to the dentist, so I guess it worked like a charm.

My choice was always a mint chocolate chip shake and to this day it's my favorite. When I stumbled upon this recipe for Fresh Mint-Chocolate Speckled Milkshake in Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes, happy childhood memories came flooding back to me. Any recipe that recalls positive memories of the dentist should be taken to heart because I am not sure that many of us have happy ones. I guess that the moral of the story is that a milkshake makes anything better, even going to the dentist.

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