Hello, old friends!
Waaaaay too much has happened since we've last spoken. In no specific order: Mardi Gras left me with a broken knee and a broken phone and well... broke, Lady Gaga won like all of the Oscar's ever, I was featured as Yahoo's Blogger of the Week, and we all freaked out over a damn dress. (It's blue and black, let's be real.) Something's totally in the water right now.
When life errs on the crazier side, I crave more simple pleasures. It makes sense really: when my mind is occupied with trying to be a student and a person at the same time, that special compartment where I dream up chicken and waffles cakes and king cake fries sometimes gets lost in the background. Right now, I'm on a major bar kick....
Magic bars. Seven layer bars. Hello Dolly bars. Whatever you call them, they're freaking delicious.
While they're perfect on their own, I've recently discovered that magic bar milkshakes are the new frontier. Caramel and vanilla ice cream blended with graham crackers, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, then topped with condensed milk whipped cream, toasted coconut, pecans, and actual magic bar pieces.
Spring Break diet, who?
Magic Bar Milkshakes
(makes two delicious milkshakes)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup caramel ice cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 graham crackers
- 4 tablespoons butterscotch chips
- 2 tablespoons semisweet or milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, toasted
- 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
- chopped magic bars (optional)
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the heavy cream and condensed milk and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a blender, combine the ice creams, milk, graham crackers, butterscotch and chocolate chips. Blend together until smooth. Immediately pour into glasses and top with condensed milk whipped cream, toasted coconut, and magic bar pieces.