Sunday, June 19, 2011

Savoring Summer Saturdays {frozen chocolate milk}


Have I confessed my fondness for stopping by the Starbuck's in our local Target store?  

You remember that show with the jingle that went...


Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came...
(by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo) 

Well stopping in that tiny kiosk feels a little like that for me.  And, yes, they just might know me by name even if it is "double tall caramel machiatto extra foamy, please."  Now that the boys are out of school and often with me for my Target run, they have also found a favorite drink.  The double chocolaty chip creme.   I felt guilty enough buying my own coffee but two more?  No.  It had to stop.  


I came home inspired to replicate their favorite drink and I must have done it because they ordered one three times yesterday!  That has to stop too!


This is even more fun if you own a Magic Bullet type of blender.  I have this one .  


Here's all you have to do to be a barista at home.


Fill blending cup halfway with ice. (We use the crushed kind from our freezer dispenser.)
Cover ice by an inch or two with chocolate milk.
Add semi-sweet chocolate chips.  (We used mini.)
Blend well until frothy.
Pour into glass and top with more chocolate chips.

Your kids will love you for it.  Maybe I should put out a tip box.




  




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6 comments:

  1. This sounds lovely will give it a try with the kids. Thanks for sharing and linking up to the NOBH.

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  2. Ooh, yummy! Buying those drinks at Starbucks gets WAY expensive, so it's awesome that you came up with this version. We have a Magic Bullet, so I'm definitely going to try it out sometime! What kind of chocolate milk do you use? The kind you make with syrup, or just store-bought?

    Found your post at the Serenity Now link party. :)

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  3. My boys will love this!

    I have the same problem with jamba juice-I love it, but only stop by sans kiddos. 4 drinks would be too much!

    Stopping by from NOBH.

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  4. Ohhh...Misty! These were so good! My crew does not drink a lot of milk, but they loved these! I am going to post this on my blog!

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  5. Yum! These sound delicious!! My kids will go crazy :)

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  6. Hmm.. This looks delicious! I'm gonna have to try it when it gets warm again! :)
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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