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So, serious coffee question for you today.

Are you iced coffee in the summer and then hot coffee in the winter?

I am iced coffee all year long. I don’t care how cold it is, I don’t care if it’s snowing. I’m getting an iced coffee.

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It’s been quiet around here this week, huh? Normally I prep all my weekly posts on the weekend so that all I have to do is go in the night before it posts and write a bunch of nonsense about my dogs, kids, nails, whatever. But since my husband was gone last weekend, I spent my time watching that Game of Thrones episode (you know the one) 5 times and trying on every piece of clothing in my closet. It’s what I do when I’m alone. Along with sleeping on the couch, working out twice a day, and sitting on the back porch talking to the neighbor’s dogs at all hours of the night.

Thankfully I have this Thursday series going with Nicole so I had to stop being lazy at least once.

We’re still doing our milkshake thing and this week we decided to do candy shakes! Because the only way to improve on a milkshake is to add candy! I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do until I was standing in the candy aisle, spotted some Reese’s Pieces, and said “PEANUT BUTTER MILKSHAKES!” a little too loudly.

I went with vanilla ice cream since I was really into the peanut butter idea but you could definitely use chocolate to make it a little more Reese’s like. They’re really yummy, especially with the little pieces of candy mixed in. I always forget how good Reese’s Pieces are until I randomly pick up a bag. Yum!

Nicole and I were on the same page this week with the peanut butter but she added some caramel to hers to make Snickers Milkshakes!

One year ago: Sausage, Tomato, and Arugula Pasta
Two years ago: Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Three years ago: Tempura Fried Asparagus

Reese’s Pieces Milkshake
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 small bag Reese's Pieces divided
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. Blend together ice cream, milk, and peanut butter until the desired consistency is reached. Add in about 1/4 cup of Reese's Pieces and pulse the blender a few times, just until the candy is slightly chopped up. Serve immediately with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and more Reese's Pieces on top.

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Growing up, my mom always made yogurt and fruit smoothies and called them milkshakes. I swear I didn’t know the difference until I was much older.

Well as I was making these super rich and delicious chocolate malted milkshakes, I heard my oldest kid telling his brother that he’s had milkshakes before at my mom’s house and I knew that she’d tricked him too.

Weirdly enough, I’d choose a smoothie over a milkshake most days. Hopefully my mom’s tricky ways will also help the kid make the healthier choice every once in a while.

And yeah, I’m totally talking about making healthy choices right before I tell you all about this milkshake.

Nicole and I decided to make June Milkshake Month since the only thing better than an icy cocktail in summer is a delicious frozen treat. I was actually inspired by Tracey because she’s been all about the malted milk powder in the past few weeks and since tomorrow is National Chocolate Ice Cream day, I decided a chocolate malted shake sounded perfect.

I really, really, really love anything with malted milk powder (which, by the way, you should be able to find at any grocery store with the powdered chocolate milk) and this was no exception. Every sip is like a frozen Whopper.

Nicole made a S’Mores Milkshake which I will be making very soon because y’all know I get a little obsessed with s’mores this time of year.

Three years ago: Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
Five years ago: Classic Banana Bundt Cake

Chocolate Malted Milkshake
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 1/2 to 1 cup milk
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • malted milk balls for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add chocolate ice cream and malted milk powder to a blender. Add milk a quarter cup at a time, blending between each addition, until the desired consistency is reached. Top with whipped cream and malted milk balls.
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I’ve really been slacking on the pumpkin treats this year. And I blame the weather for that. It hasn’t really been that cold, minus that one snow we had – you know, when the snow all melted as soon as the sun came up. So I haven’t really been in the mood to bake fall goodies.

Luckily, Nicole and I decided on pumpkin as the theme for our weekly drink post so I was forced to buy a can of pumpkin. Expect more pumpkin soon!

But anyway, I made a pumpkin pie milkshake! Omg y’all, it was good. I’m totally not a milkshake kind of girl but I would drink this one without complaint. Even the kids, who don’t dig the pumpkin these days, drank it up and then begged for more. It’s especially good with a gingersnap on top to dip into the shake. Just trust me on that. I made these but store-bought works just the same.

Nicole made a pumpkin pie smoothie! Check it out!

One year ago: Sticky Spiked Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce
Two years ago: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Four years ago: Enchiladas in Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
from My Recipes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream for serving
  • gingersnaps for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine vanilla ice cream, milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour equal amounts into 4 glasses and top with whipped cream and a gingersnap, if desired.

 

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