Caramel Milkshake

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!

caramel milkshake

(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.

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7 Responses to Caramel Milkshake

  1. Diana says:

    Those little hands look so beautiful – Good luck with the move… it just reminiscent of cardboard boxes, sharpies and endless lists of ‘things to to’!

  2. Sharolyn says:

    Real caramel, delish! I must try this. I have had a dream for many years (since I eas a wee teenager) of drinking 2 caramel milkshakes at the same time – through 2 straws at the same time if that makes sense. Sometimes I find those skinny straws don’t let you get all the goodness fast enough, but if you suck too fast it’s all gone. I should make this dream a reality – soon! On a hot day when we next have one. And then I’d probably have to lie down and feel full all afternoon 🙂 Oh packing and moving. A bit of a drag but so wonderful when you finally get to your new place. Always a chance to clean out and re-evaluate too. Praying for peace in it all!

  3. Beth says:

    Good luck with the move Natalie – exciting as well as an exhausting time.
    You always come up with such lovely recipe ideas and this one is no exception.
    x

  4. Roxanne says:

    Nat, I love the fact you made your own caramel. The boys favourite flavoured milkshake is caramel and I would love to make them a REAL caramel milkshake instead the old “Cottees”. Thank you for a wonderful web page.

    By the way, I love your lunch box “disclaimer”! Another couple of ideas is frittata for lunches. I also add cheese and crackers as a snack if they have no protein on their sandwiches.

    • natalie says:

      Real caramel is delicious! And thanks for the lunch box ideas – I really need to go and update that page with all the fantastic ideas people have shared.

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