Monday, September 12, 2011

National Chocolate Milkshake Day 2011

It is almost the mid-point of the month and we have another fun food holiday, "National Chocolate Milkshake Day."

Now should we celebrate with a plain old chocolate milkshake or some fancier variation?

Fancier in this case could mean a dark or white chocolate versus the traditional milk shake flavor.  It could mean whipped cream and a cherry as in the photo but I think that's so common it shouldn't qualify as fancy.

Do mikshakes with added goodies like chips or cookies pieces or candies, do they still count as milkshakes?

I want you all to tell me what you think and then this evening, I'll try to find one milk shake that fits in with your ideas.

You were all pretty split on what I should do so the three of us in my house went to the nearby. Two of us got chocolate milkshakes -- one plain (the bigger blue container to your left) and mine which had added hot fudge mixed in with it for an extra chocolate kick (the smaller orange container to your left).   That's me being moderate -- added calories so get the smaller serving size. 

It tasted good but I am reminded now that I like malts better because they tend to be thicker or blizzards, cyclones, whatever name a shop uses for the thicker treats with mixed in things.  I like the thickness more and a milkshake is less thick.

How did you celebrate "National Chocolate Milkshake Day?"

10 comments:

Emilie said...

I don't like bits of crunchy stuff in my shakes. To me, its not a shake any more. And I feel you just can't improve on the classic chocolate shake.

The Amazing Barry said...

I think it depends.  If you find yourself frequently partaking in the sweet nectar called a chocolate milkshake then I would say go over the top.  Make it a special shake to honor the holiday.  If, however, the frozen concoction rarely graces your pallete then celebrate it in its primal form (whipped cream and a cherry are acceptable).

Rene said...

Chocolate + mint is always a winner to me, so I make the milkshake with mint/choc chip ice cream or add a bit of creme de menthe. Or I would add a bit or orange or raspberry liqueur (cuz you know I love that fruit & chocolate combo). Today I will add a bit of ginger syrup and see how that affects the whole.

Rose Johnson Streif said...

It's a matter of personal taste. Celebrating a holiday dedicated to milkshakes with one that is not your absolute favorite seems counter-productive.

Curry and Comfort said...

Yay for the Chocolate Milkshake!!

Wyrenth said...

Aw man, what a perfect excuse to go to Steak 'n Shake. :(

Personally, I'm the kinda guy that likes mixing up his drink related goodness. If you don't like the texture and crunch of added candies and the like, you could always experiment with syrups.

Or if you're feeling really fancy, why not try a triple-layer shake? Dark, milk, and white chocolate (if you can find them all), drizzled with chocolate, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with cocoa dust.

Joshua Alan Burgin-Eaton - "Just Eat!" said...

Someone needs to get me a food calendar! I love chocolate, add in ice cream, and I am sold!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Joshaua, for chocolate fun food holidays all you need to do is come to The Chocolate Cult either at the end or right at the beginning of each month and we have a post about that month's "holidays."

~~louise~~ said...

Wow! what a yummy blog! I'm so sorry I can't stay now but I'll be back. I found you in search of National Chocolate Milkshake Day so you know I'll be back!!!

Thanks for sharing...

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Hi, Louise. Thanks for reading and commenting. I look forward to more of your thoughts on other posts.

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