Milkshake recipes for any season

Three recipes to satisfy your craving

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The arrival of snow prompts us to put away all our summer gear and say goodbye to popsicles, smoothies and shorts. However, there’s one cold staple that stays cool for any season: milkshakes.

Milkshakes are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while warding away more caloric dessert options. If you’re spending your winter inside curled up in blankets, milkshakes are a delicious way to indulge in the cold spirit—without the frostbite.

Below are some of my favourite recipes for blender-ready milkshakes.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Ingredients: 

— 2 to 3 generous scoops of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream

— 1 cup of whole milk (3 per cent)—whole milk is key for consistency but can be substituted for other milks or almond milk if you’re looking for a 

leaner option 

— 1 tablespoon coconut oil 

— 1 teaspoon vanilla

Classic Cherry

Ingredients:

— 1 cup of frozen wild sour cherries (try to freeze beforehand to get an icy consistency)

—  1 cup of orange juice

—  ½ cup of whole milk (3 per cent) or other milk substitute

— 2 to 3 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream

— 1 teaspoon of vanilla, to reduce the orange juice’s tang

Homemade Reese’s Pieces

Ingredients:

— 1 large spoonful of peanut butter 

—  1 frozen banana 

— 2 to 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, or 1 cup of Greek yogurt

— 1 tablespoon of honey 

— 1 teaspoon of vanilla 

— 1 cup of almond milk or other milk substitute 

— 1 scoop of peanut-butter chocolate protein powder (use cocoa powder if you don’t have protein powder) 

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