Monday, September 13, 2021

Small Ways to Celebrate the Days
- National Chocolate Milk Shake Day

Yesterday was National Chocolate Milk Shake Day, and as usual, I'm a bit late posting about it. The reason for that is that I prefer to live life in real time.  I'm not one of those bloggers that makes up things days in advance so that they will have pictures for their posts that they write ahead of time. Sorry, that's not me. While I do like to inspire people to find reasons to celebrate life every day, if you're going to learn from me, you better be prepared to bookmark it for next year! At least, that's the case with most things. I do try to plan ahead for some things, but for something like this, probably not.

At any rate, as I've been working on improving my health, I do my best to reserve treats for the weekend. This past weekend I made a delicious apple crisp which I'll be sharing with you later in the week. Johnny Appleseed Day is coming up on the 27th, so maybe for once I'll be sharing something that you can make to celebrate ahead of the game! But since I knew that National Chocolate Milk Shake Day was on Sunday, I ended up gifting most of the apple crisp and vanilla ice cream to my next door neighbor. She has three children, so I knew it wouldn't go to waste, and they were overjoyed!  That way, I was able to enjoy my shake yesterday without guilt.

This recipe is one that we've been making for years, though typically at Christmas with a sprinkle of crushed peppermints on top and a candy cane for stirring. But this go round I omitted the peppermint and just enjoyed it plain and simple. If you like chocolate shakes, then I encourage you to give this recipe a try. It's the best I've ever tasted.

2 cups chocolate milk 
2 cups chocolate frozen yogurt, softened 
2 cups crushed ice 
1/4 cup chocolate syrup 

Combine all ingredients in a blender, process until well blended.  Serve in a tall glass.

1 comment:

Patti said...

Well who knew? Certainly not me, and certainly not my husband, who lives and breathes ice cream and milk shakes! Though in his mind, every day of the year should be chocolate milk shake day.