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It's Milkshake Season! (merged topic)


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I have a nasty repository infection that has left my throat raw and my voice gone. My wife has occasionally asked me to shut my yap... Happy anniversary love, you got what you wanted! :raz: I am sure there are some who wish I had a finger infection as well and could not type... but lets not go there.

One of the few things that sounds good right now is a cold, soothing milkshake. Later on, we will be heading out to Trader Joes to pick a quart of vanilla (with real vanilla!) and coffee bean ice cream, some milk, and maybe another bottle of midnight moo. One great thing about Trader Joes is that a quart of ice cream still has 32oz and pints still have 16oz...

Other ideas... I still have some peanut flour in the cabinet and several U-Bet syrups from Passover (which has real sugar, not corn syrup). Strawberry picking is in a couple of weeks, so that will be fun to throw in. And yes... malted milk is in the cabinet ready to go.

Anyone else in the mood for a milkshake?

Dan

Kriek lambic milkshake? hmmm... maybe when my throat gets better.

Perhaps mint tea with lemon and honey would be better for your throat? Although the anesthetizing effect of a milkshake could be very welcome, as well. Hope you feel better soon!

And I just realized this threat has been revived from the dead...a good milkshake will do that.

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  • 11 years later...

Nothing says summer like a chocolate malt.  Sadly it has been decades since I could find an acceptable milkshake from an ice cream parlor.  Even a local emporium that churns their own ice cream fails at the art of milkshake.

 

What to do?  I spun a beaker of Rose Levy Beranbaum's chocolate, from Rose's Ice Cream Bliss.  May I pause to say I love my Ninja CREAMi?

 

For the second portion of my project I employed a Blendtec Frothing Jar.  The Frothing Jar does not have a typical blender blade.  In place of the blade is a disc with holes.  The Frothing Jar is a commercial product designed for foaming milk in coffee houses.  Works wonderfully for milkshakes and emulsions.

 

After the ice cream, I added about three tablespoons of Carnation malt and a goodly amount of milk.  (No syrup, never.)  I was rewarded a few moments later with three servings.  (My Baccarat tumbler holds only half a liter.)  Garnish was a green plastic milkshake straw.  And yes, I do reuse my plastic straws.

 

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21 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Is a malted a milkshake?  Or conversely, is a milkshake a malted?

We used to call it a malted milkshake ;)

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

Is a malted a milkshake?  Or conversely, is a milkshake a malted?

 

Like mayonnaise, it depends on where you live.

 

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I believe a milkshake to simply be milk, ice cream and perhaps flavored syrups, whipped up, blended, whatever.  The addition of malt makes it a malted, and gives it a different taste and texture.  I don’t think geography plays into it.

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Piffle.  Rose's chocolate ice cream already contains quite a bit of malt.  Adding more malt with the milk is not apt to change the name.

 

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Let's go to Webster...

 

Definition of milkshake

 

: a thoroughly shaken or blended drink made of milk, a flavoring syrup, and often ice cream chocolate milkshake

First Known Use of milkshake

1886, in the meaning defined above

 

Definition of malted milk

 

1: a soluble powder prepared from dried milk and malted cereals
2: a beverage made by dissolving malted milk in milk and usually adding ice cream and flavoring

 called also malted

 

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All of which sent me into a frenzy trying to recall the context of snippet of a song…”I’ve been drinking malted milk…trying to get (keep?) my courage up…”

 

1920’s bluesman Robert Johnson, “Malted Milk,” covered by Eric Clapton on “Me and Mr. Johnson.” 
 

Thank God for Google.

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I've been using the glass straws for quite some time now (from Amazon, of course.

The have great sizes and thy wash up easily in the d/w in with the flatware.

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7 hours ago, weinoo said:

Let's go to Webster...

 

Definition of milkshake

 

: a thoroughly shaken or blended drink made of milk, a flavoring syrup, and often ice cream chocolate milkshake

First Known Use of milkshake

1886, in the meaning defined above

 

Definition of malted milk

 

1: a soluble powder prepared from dried milk and malted cereals
2: a beverage made by dissolving malted milk in milk and usually adding ice cream and flavoring

 called also malted

 

 

And "chocolate malt" was what I called mine.

https://forums.egullet.org/topic/44897-its-milkshake-season-merged-topic/?do=findComment&comment=2348433

 

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21 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

the art of milkshake

 

21 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

green plastic milkshake straw

 

21 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Works wonderfully for milkshakes

 

Let's not forget...

 

19 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

it depends on where you live.

 

Which I call rubbish.

 

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18 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

 

 

Let's not forget...

 

 

Which I call rubbish.

 

 

Here we would call that "trash".

 

In your (or Noah's) definition of milkshake above, if the "flavoring syrup" happened to be malt syrup, would the milkshake no longer be a milkshake?

 

According to Wikipedia the terminology of milkshake varies regionally.  Wikipedia also asserts a milkshake may be made from malt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkshake

 

I don't find the distinction, or this discussion, very helpful -- beyond the necessity that a milkshake called a "malt" is required to contain malt.

 

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

If only the late Walter Kauzmann were around, perhaps he could help with the answer.

 

But he probably wouldn't be thrilled on the wiki source.

 

His beverage of choice, during the day at least, was coffee.

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

With the mercury hovering just below 100F, I am slurping down another malt flavored frozen treat.

 

Thus liberating one more creami container from the freezer.

 

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its cooling off here 

 

however , I thought I read somewhere on this thread

 

that ' malt ( syrup ? ) was made w malted grain and dried milk 

 

and i can't find that ref.

 

there are regional differences 

 

or at least used to be ( pre Click-Return )

 

a milkshake always had ice cream , and the flavor of the ice cream

 

determined the name of the milkshake  ie chocolate , vanilla , strawberry

 

' malted '  as a single word was not used to describe a milk beverage 

 

it was always malted milk, 

 

if malted syrup was added to a milkshake , it was called 

 

a malted milkshake.

 

there are lots of common ordinary terms 

 

that are quite different on each coast.

 

Im unfamiliar w the middle of the country

 

except for the Time I served in Chicago

 

and I don't remember any significant differences 

 

but i was very busy 

 

When I went to college in the East

 

bits of language seemed quite foreign to me

 

but as the vast majority of students at that college were

 

from the East , I was considered the foreigner .

 

one other student in my dorm was from California

 

but he was from LA 

 

a foreign country enough , if you grew up in N.CA.

 

 

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