A lot of my recipes are inspired by dishes or drinks I have tried at some point and not been able to get out of my head. This particular one is very loosely based on a thick chocolate malted milkshake I enjoyed in London some time ago. I love the taste of malted milk powder when added to hot chocolate or milkshake ( I typically use Horlicks or a supermarket branded version), it adds a depth of flavour and seems to enhance the chocolate. The addition of Irish cream was just to make this more of a grown up drink and ..well I love Irish cream.
It also gave me a chance to play about with my new Panasonic blender, you may remember I am trialling a few of the Panasonic products this year as part of their ambassador scheme and really enjoying getting to grips with new gadgets.
The MX-ZX1800SXC Blender and Food Processor from Panasonic is one of the latest line of cool, modern products that look effortlessly stylish on your worktop. It is a really simple product to use with one touch buttons and a dial that is easy to adjust to the correct speed setting allowing maximum control. I think every kitchen needs a high powdered blender, whether you just want something to make easy soups or smoothies or maybe you like to grind your own coffee beans and spices. This blender really does have a multitude of uses and you may find you can remove one or two other gadgets from your kitchen and replace with this versatile product.
I’ve used it to make nut butters, homemade nutella and a roasted red pepper hummus which I will share with you soon:
It’s also a whizz at crushing ice for cocktails but today I’m sharing this milkshake creation.
This is a very indulgent, calorie laden treat. It would be ideal served in place of a dessert at an informal dinner party.
Double Chocolate & Irish Cream Malted Milkshake
You will need:
250ml whole milk
3 scoops of belgian chocolate ice cream
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp malted drink powder
50ml Irish Cream
whipping cream & chocolate sauce ( to decorate )
Place all of your ingredients aside from your cream and sauce in a high powered blender and blitz until smooth. Serve immediately topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
I’m linking this recipe up to We Should Cocoa from Tin & Thyme.
* As part of the blogger programme I am testing these products and compensated for my time.