While I'm sure exactly how coconut and chocolate became synonymous with Easter candy, it's one of my all time favorites. And this time of year it's pretty difficult for me to get out of a supermarket or drug store without at least one coconut cream egg in hand. This Coconut Patty Shake take that classic Easter candy combo and blends it into shake form, therefore making Adam Ried author of Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes my new milkshake hero.
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Before getting my hands on a copy of Adam Ried's Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes I'd never thought about milkshakes as an elegant way to end a meal. ut after checking out this recipe for Honeydew Cucumber Shake with Cucumber Granita I have a feeling that milkshakes are going to be my new go-to desserts for the spring and summer. This pale green shake blends chunks of sweet, mild honeydew with an icy cucumber-lime granita, sweet and milky on the bottom with flakes of refreshing citrusy ice on top.
While Bananas Foster is typically served with ice cream, milkshake maven Adam Ried decided to blend the caramelized bananas into ice cream for this Bananas Foster Shake. To make this shake you begin by slowly sautéing bananas with butter and brown sugar until gooey and soft and then finish with a dramatic rum flambé. (Watch out, that stuff really does flame up!)
If you're reading this and are dubious about the combo, think for a second about the deliciousness of a crisp piece of bacon running through a puddle of maple syrup on your breakfast plate. This Maple-Bacon Shake from Adam Ried's Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes is a little over the top, in a totally delicious way.
Instead of blending flavorless, out of season berries into this strawbery shake, Adam Ried recommends a much for punchy combo of strawberry ice cream and sorbet, strawberry jam, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. This multilayered approach to shake-making packs in far more strawberry flavor than the berries themselves could.