So, I got an invitation from the lovely folks at got milk? (still the most genius ad campaign EVER, but that's not important right now) to attend an event in Los Angeles.
For me to drive to L.A. there must be a huge incentive. (I know. Shallow. Don't judge me.)
Pros and Cons:
1) they had commandeered the very chi-chi BLD Restaurant on Beverly Blvd.
2) they were offering free valet parking (I'm a very strong believer in valet parking whenever I can get it).
3) they were going to be making milkshakes.
Personal and totally irrelevant fun fact: milkshake is one of those words I automatically translate into Spanish. Don't know why. Personal quirk. The Spanish word is batido. (Now isn't that fun to say?)
1) we had to drive to L.A. (Monday afternoon. But then again, how much traffic could there be on a Monday afternoon?)
The Pros take it. =D "Batidos? Count me in!"
The event was called "What kind of milkshake are you?"
I think that if I was a milkshake, I would certainly have some sort of caramel sauce dulce de leche. (Oh yes, I would.)
Anyway, I drag Amy Kikita along with me because well, she's unemployed and available and she's always game for stuff like this.
Tables were set up with lots of different ingredients you could ostensibly put into a blender and turn into a personal milkshake. How cool is this?
Not to mention the trays of mini-shakes that were getting passed around... (this photo makes them look really big, but they were just shot glass size. These were frozen chocolate Mexican ones. And yes, they were a whole lot of creamy-chocolaty fun. =D
But my absolute favorite. The hands-down winner for me was the Salted. Caramel. Milkshake.
Wait! Salty and Sweet all in one icy glass of awesomeness? Did I die and go to heaven??
Here's the recipe....
Salted Caramel Milkshake
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce (Sure, you can call it "caramel sauce." But I like to call it by its real name: Dulce de Leche.)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. salt
Press the button on the blender.... okay, I had had it with standing idly by while someone else was mixing stuff. I just had to get involved. (I know. Shut up.)
Divide into two glasses and top with whipped cream. It just doesn't get any better than this...
...except for when it was time to leave and they gave us these fabulous got milk? goodie bags.
They include (among other got milk? type goodies for making milkshakes - batidos!) an ice-cream scooper. (Which I'm already in love with and yes, I've already used.)
Wait! It gets better. IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!
They were generous enough to give me an extra got milk? goodie bag. And because I am sooo feeling the got milk? love here, I will give it away!
So please, leave me a comment on this post and tell me a milkshake story or leave a recipe. Or the name of your favorite "batido."
Or better yet, tell me...."What kind of milkshake are you?" ;-)
I'll do a drawing on Friday, August 7th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.
Come on. Talk "milkshake" to me. =D