We are right in the middle of packing up all our belongings and getting ready to move. Most of our things will go into storage and we will try and just keep out the essentials and some of the kids special toys and books. We are moving into my parents lovely large home, only a few minutes drive away, until our new house is completed which won’t be until later in the year. So my focus is on building plans as well as the enormous task of packing for a family of six, so new recipes may be scarce over the next couple of weeks – if they aren’t then I am probably procrastinating!
This mornings procrastination was a homemade caramel milkshake. After school drop offs and going grocery shopping I grabbed a coffee on delicious organic milk. The kids were upset they got nothing so I promised to make them a milkshake when we got home which I did. It takes no more than 6 minutes to make and it is just so good. Not an everyday drink just a special occasional treat.
Caramel sauce is one of those nifty recipes to have under your belt. Pour it over ice-cream, poached pears, pancakes etc. I make it so often I don’t really follow a recipe. There are so many variations and they all work. Brown sugar, cream, a little vanilla and a little butter. Mix together then leave it to bubble away over a low heat for 5 minutes. The results are always so delicious. Use it as the base for a milkshake and it makes one special after school treat!
(enough for 4 milkshakes)
3/4 cup cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter
1 litre milk
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
In a small saucepan mix together the cream, brown sugar, vanilla and butter over a low heat. Bring to the boil and let it simmer away for 5 minutes.
Blend together the milk, ice cream and caramel sauce and serve straight away.