Almond Joy Milkshake

in Chocolate, Desserts, Drinks

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?

Okay. Bye.

xo

Adrianna

Almond Joy Milkshake

Yields 2 milkshakes

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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.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

tricia February 14, 2011 at 2:41 am

That milk shake sounds divine as do your Valentine Day plans.

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Jessica @ How Sweet February 14, 2011 at 3:35 am

I looove cream of coconut! It is really delicious, and I am a coconut fanatic. This sounds sooo good.

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Katrina February 14, 2011 at 3:53 am

This milkshake would certainly give me joy! Great recipe.

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Leanne February 14, 2011 at 5:00 am

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! This post made me come out after a long time lurking. Your plans are not depressing! As for online dating … totally scary at first, but like anything, it takes practice and you get better at it! Boys are like wild animals … you can’t totally domesticate them and they’re more scared of you than you are of them. But outlawing the google is a good idea : )

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Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes February 14, 2011 at 5:22 am

It’s probably better that I keep my thoughts about Valentine’s Day to myself, so moving on to the milkshake…

I LOVE that this uses cream of coconut/coconut creamer! What a great way to get more sweet coconut flavor into the mix.

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April February 14, 2011 at 6:07 am

Oh the dating…if you figure all that stuff out, let me know! I have no idea how to do any of it. Even though I am single, I am still loving the Valentine’s Day traditions of red and pink and chocolate.

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Jennylee September 21, 2011 at 2:18 am

Could you write about Phyciss so I can pass Science class?

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blog is the new black February 14, 2011 at 6:15 am

Love almond joys- this looks awesome!

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Becky February 14, 2011 at 6:19 am

Oh boy, I love making Almond Joy flavors into different treats – I’ll have to add this to my list! : )

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Aimee February 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

That looks SO GOOD! I love the flavors of almond joy – and to imagine them cold, creamy, and coming through a straw sounds perfect.

Also…LOL at “bad privacy settings”. It’s a whole new level of acting we have to do now to pretend we don’t know the things we know. :)

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Adrianna February 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

i’m a bad actor!

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Tina February 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

Awww happy v-day love! This recipe couldn’t be anymore appropriate :)

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Bianca February 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

Not depressing at all! A milkshake and a great television show, following burgers out with a friends- now that’s cuteness overload!

Happy Love day to you!

xoxo
Bianca

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Adrianna February 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

There will definitely be lots of cuteness!

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Joanne February 14, 2011 at 10:23 am

Well. If you find out how to meet boys PLEASE let me know! Because the online dating thing…even LESS fun than it sounds. Let me tell you.

I will be sitting home as well. Sans cheeseburger. Probably plus this milkshake. Because I need something to cuddle with tonight.

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Adrianna February 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

You need to get yourself a cheeseburger, woman. It’s kind of a must.

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Ash February 14, 2011 at 10:24 am

okay, I totally love this!

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Angharad February 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Not depressing! It sounds super awesome to me. And you had me at “creamy chocolate ice cream”. Yes please!

I think the kids are meeting online and it scares me too. But I also think that it is definitely good for shy people but maybe not those prone to internet stalking. I am bad at that too.

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la mujer February 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

This sounds so good! Happy Valentine’s Day to the one I love!

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Adrianna February 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Love you too!

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Rache February 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I never comment on blogs but I had to about your whole research-before-dating comment. I do this, too! In fact, I just did this to two men yesterday, then decided neither of them sounded as appealing as I’d thought. Facebook stalking is the best! Also, I’ve done the whole internet dating thing and (for me, anyhow) it was just a way for the company (eHarmony) to suck you in and make money from your single status. Hooray for comfy pjs and yummy milkshakes! We single people still need to love ourselves!

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DessertForTwo February 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Dude, so not depressing! Gotta love yourself before someone else will love ya!

I met my honey at work. (Totally acceptable to date at work in my case). But if I didn’t meet him, I’d be scoping the farmer’s markets for cute boys. Especially right when they open. Picture Old Farmer John bringing his produce to market. He needs help getting those heavy boxes of beets off the truck. So he enlists he 20s-something son. Mmm! I’d eat beets til I peed red to meet him!

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melissa @IWasBornToCook February 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Milkshake looks great! And no, your plans aren’t depressing. Some of my best memories were spent with my best girlfriends, without men. And to add, I met my husband on match.com, so I happen to be pro-internet dating :)

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Adrianna February 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

yay, for finding wuv!

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foodies at home February 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Hey a good milkshake is the cure to anything!

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bonnie February 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm

You are adorable & this milkshake sounds divine!

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laura @ a little barefoot February 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

this milkshake sounds so good! and your V-day plans sound better than mine were, and I do have a boy – a husband in fact, who was sick with the flu and therefore we couldn’t do much of anything for V day. And for the record, we met online (the onion personals), so I am definitely an advocate of that.

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Adrianna February 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

whoa! the onion has a personals section?! that sounds kinda rad.

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laura @ alittlebarefoot February 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

it really is!

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Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips February 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

Totally not depressing! I made Vday Chocolate Cupcakes with raspberry frosting and chocolate hearts on top (ridiculously cute) and focused on the people in my life that I love. Didn’t even allow my single self to go down that depressing rabbit hole. Hey- I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the crazy ups and downs and expectations that Vday entails when you have a bf. :-)

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EatLiveRun February 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

oh my gosh…this looks amazing! I want one right now.

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Trisha February 15, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Milkshake looks delicious! More importantly though, your post definitely made me laugh out loud. I could have written it :) Sounds like there are quite a few of us who have this internet stalking thing down, and who are having trouble finding quality men! I’m confident the right ones will come along…until then, we have friends and food to keep us company :)

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Erin February 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm

You sweet girl! Of course I lol-ed at your online dating comment- doesn’t the time that we grew up in kind of suck? Since people don’t actually ‘date’ anymore, once you leave college it seems like you’re just sol for a while…lamesauce.

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