Icy cold peppermint candy cane flavoured milkshake – Santa’s favourite!
Sometimes an idea just strikes. You’re sitting there, minding your own business and then wham!
Discworld author Terry Pratchett reckoned that ideas are hurtling through space and time in little self contained units until bam, they hit a sentient being. Sometimes this being is a human, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes grand ideas – like the building of space ships and cures for terrible disease hit a being unable to do something with them, like a rat or a snake, sometimes they just hit the ground and dissipate. I couldn’t tell you which of his novels this appeared in, but I do remember reading it with a belly laugh, and it stuck in my mind.
So yes, one of these ideas hurtling through space and time clearly was: “What happens if we put a whole candy cane into a swish three horsepower blender with six stainless steel blades, and better yet, can we stick the results into a milkshake?!”
This totally works.
Make it. Make it for Santa – he’ll thank you for it (or, better yet, just make it for yourself!)
- 350 ml full fat milk
- 350 grams vanilla ice cream
- 1 medium banana (optional)
- 1 medium candy cane
- few drops American peppermint extract (optional, to taste)
- Break the candy cane into pieces and place in a high powered blender. Blend until finely ground.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Just in case you were wondering – this is what a candy cane looks like when it’s been blitzed in a high powered blender (I use the Froothie Optimum 9400)!
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