Last night we had the best summer treats ever! Inspired by my favorite foodie blogger, Kristen from Dine and Dish, and her luscious Creamy Orange Milkshake, I ventured into the unknown by actually modifying someone else’s successful recipe.
It’s not that I haven’t tried to do this before. I’m not bad at making regular recipes more healthy, but try to avoid anything more elaborate. Being such a numbskull in the kitchen, my modification attempts are rarely tasty — and sometimes inedible. Yesterday, however, I created a screaming food creation success story.
First I made the original. Yummy. Then I made my modified version. Amazing. I wish I’d taken pictures, but it was gone too quickly. Next time, I’ll try to snag a photo before the family inhales them.
Here is my barely modded milk shake recipe for your enjoyment! It taste like those chocolate oranges you crack open at Christmas, only icy cold and slushy. Best milk shake I’ve ever tasted. Serious yummy chocolate orange goodness in a glass. It’s healthier, too!
- 2 qt apple cider
- 2 C orange juice
- 1/2 C lemon juice
- 12 whole cloves
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 8 whole allspice berries
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Heat to high and bring to a simmer. Simmer all day and serve hot.