Friday, August 10, 2012

Icy S'More Shake...

We're having a great time celebrating National S'mores Day! On a hot day, how about a cool version of S'mores? You got it! And I tried this out on my grandkids and they did a bang up job both preparing the Icy Shake as well as slurping it down :-)

What You Need:
1 cup chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup light cream
3 Tablespoons marshmallow crème
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mini marshmallows (garnish)
Crushed graham crackers (garnish)
Mini-chocolate morsels (garnish)
Whipped cream (optional)
Creamy peanut butter (optional)

Make It:
Get out the blender. Let the kids measure and pour the chocolate ice cream, light cream, marshmallow crème and vanilla extract in a blender Blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and top with marshmallows. If you want the marshmallows toasted, then place them under the broiler for 20-30 seconds only (yes, the adult helper needs to do this, please).

If you opt for the whipped cream, then add a squirt or a dollop and then garnish with crushed graham crackers and chocolate morsels.

Note: Make this a really special treat and use special tall glasses.  Put a shallow line of creamy peanut butter on a piece of waxed paper. Roll the lip of the glass through the peanut butter and then roll it in graham cracker crumbs. The kids will love it!
Makes 2 shakes

I'll be back with s'more a little later...
Happy cooking with kids,
Jan McCracken, Culinary Coach

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