We are big football fans (both college and professional.. I mean, who else decorates their mantel for football season?) This year, as a special treat on game day I decided to use SNICKERS® and Starburst® candy to create milkshakes for the kids.
The beauty of milkshakes is that they are so easy to make, but feel so decadent. The ingredients are simple: Ice Cream, Candy and Milk.
First up, for all the chocolate fans in the house, I present you: The SNICKERS Milkshake:
3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
5 Fun Size SNICKERS Bars
1/3-1/2 cup Milk (depending on thickness)
First I chopped up the snickers bars with a hand chopper. You can just tear them apart and crumble them up as well, but I wanted to keep my hands clean. If you throw the entire candy bar into the blender you may end up with big chunks, so I definitely recommend pre-chopping
Scoop out your ice cream and add it to the blender, followed by the milk:
Add your SNICKERS crumbles last:
Pulse to blend. Add more milk if you aren’t getting it to blend:
I topped it with Whipped cream a a few of the leftover SNICKERS crumbs:
I had this cute little football glass from the dollar store. To stay with the Game Day Theme:
Now, if chocolate ins’t your thing.. How about this dreamy version? The Orange Starburst Creamsicle Milkshake:
10 Orange Starburst Candies
1/3 cup water
3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Unwrap the orange Starburst candies and add them to a small sauce pan along with 1/3 cup water.
Over medium heat dissolve the candies. Whisking the mixture helps with even melting.
When they are completely dissolved removed from heat (i added mine to small heat-resistant bowl so it could cool quickly.) You want this orange syrup to cool down quite a bit (so it is warm but not HOT.) If it cools too much it may start to get really sticky and syrupy, so using it slightly warm is best:
Add your ice cream to the blend and pour over the syrup. Because the syrup is warm, there is no need to add additional milk:
Blend and pour: It tastes JUST like a Creamsicle.
You could make other fruity versions as well, just use the other flavors of Starburst candy:
I added a little whipped cream as the final touch:
Besides these being tasty treats, there is another perk with these milkshakes. Everything you need can be found at your nearest WalMart.
Do you have any milkshake recipes you enjoy? Or any other ideas for great game day treats? I’d love for you to share them in the comments!