Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Malts

This is a modified version of a past post – but a good way to start off the summer. We remember our fallen heroes and lift a malted milk to salute them.

Memorial Malts

Oh, boy. Here it comes. The beginning of summer. There’s so much to do and so much coming up. Makes me want to curl up with a good book and grab an iced latte. Which puts me in mind of cold things to drink. Like malted milk. A friend was over last week with her granddaughters and we got to talking. She told me her grown kids had no idea what a malted milk is. What??? Is this world coming to? My grandkids know what they are because their grandpa made sure of it. Darn tootin’. I whipped some up for lunch that day and all the kids loved them. So – here’s how you make them in case you don’t know.

Chocolate Malted Milk (Shake)

Milk – put some in your blender – a cup maybe?
Chocolate Ice cream –  a scoop or two and plop it in with the milk.
Malt powder – a couple of tablespoons to  start (find it in the coffee aisle with other powdered drink stuff – Carnation or Ovaltine makes it).
Chocolate syrup – squirt a goodly amount on top of the whole mess.

Whirl in the blender until smooth then open the top and taste. If it’s too thin add more ice cream. Too thick add more milk. Or chocolate syrup or malt powder.

Pour into tall glasses and use a straw for Heaven’s sake. Tastes much better that way. And if you’re feeling decadent top with whipped cream and a dash of cocoa. Double or triple the recipe for more than one.

So there ya go. A summer treat and Grandpa would approve. Especially this Memorial Day weekend which celebrates those brave men and women who have died in our wars. It’s different from Veterans Day where we honor those who have served our country and are still with us. Know the difference.

PS: On a personal note – It takes me about a minute and a half to slurp down my malted milk. I. Love. Them.

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