Hi! It’s Valentine’s Day.
When I had a boy, I was a fan of Valentine’s Day. I mean…it’s kind of an awesome holiday. Cooking, chocolate, flowers. HELLO! Cuteness everywhere.
But if you don’t have a boy/girl…it can be kind of annoying, right? Annoying. But don’t worry! Adrianna to the rescue, because this milkshake is for the single girl. No boy, no friend, no dog needed. Just halve the recipe. Done and done.
Umm…I have a question: while we’re talking about boys, relationships and wuv, uhh…how do you exactly meet boys? Are people meeting each other on the internet nowadays? Is that what the kids are doing these days? Because that’s just kinda scary. I’m too shy for that business.
I mean, I’d just end up internet stalking the shiz out of them well before going out on a date; learning all sorts of stuff I should not know about a person I don’t actually know.
And then when we’re at dinner he’d tell me about his two sisters, and since I’m a bad liar, I’d shake my head “unknowingly” remembering that trip him and his sisters went on to Costa Rica that I saw on Facebook due to his bad privacy settings. This would happen. Awkward. Ugh! The idea of dating makes me so super sleepy.
That’s why I’ve decided to go out to dinner with Teri (here) to eat one of the best cheeseburgers in LA. And then I’m gonna come home, put my snowflake pajamas, watch more Breaking Bad (new obsession) and make this milkshake.
Wait, is that depressing? I don’t know anymore.
Anyway, this milkshake has everything that an Almond Joy has: chocolate (ice cream), crushed almonds, shredded coconut, more coconut in the form of milk/cream and regular milk. Amazing! Fun! Cute!
The recipe below calls for this business called cream of coconut (brand: coco lopez), but since I couldn’t find it, I used coconut creamer. Worked juuuust fine. You would make me really happy if you made this for your best friend, boyfriend, ladyfriend, husband, child or yourself.
By the way, I have a crush on all of you. Have I told you I’m shy?
Almond Joy Milkshake
Yields 2 milkshakes
Recipe by Spike Mendelson via Design Sponge
1 cup milk
1/4-1/2 cup cream of coconut (coco lopez) (I used coconut creamer)
1/2 cup coconut flakes
2 cups creamy chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup crushed almonds
In a food processor put 1/2 cup almonds. process till finely chopped and set aside.
In a blender, pour milk, coconut cream, 1/4 cup of the ground almonds, coconut flakes, ice cream. Pulse for 1 minute, or until barely combined. Note: If you like your milkshakes, slightly thicker (like I do), I’d recommend going with 1/4 of coconut creamer. And then just play with the consistency a little.
Pour in large glasses and top with a spoonful or two of crushed almonds.