Who doesn’t love a vanilla milkshake? Wait, did you just put your hand up? I’ll admit that as luscious as it is, once you’re out of grade school a plain old vanilla shake can be a little one-note. Here’s a recipe from my blog, Best Friends for Frosting, that transforms this diner classic into something rich and slightly mysterious. Just the ticket for a warm fall afternoon. —Melissa Johnson
Photo Credit: Eleakis & Elder Photography
The secret to this milkshake makeover is Biscoff spread, which is made from speculoos cookies and has a rich, buttery taste and a wonderful texture with a slight crunch. It made its way to America from Belgium in 2011 and gives a vanilla shake a lovely, bright punch. The best part? Each jar of Biscoff spread is packaged with a half-jar of crushed Biscoff cookies for yummy texture and flavor.
½ c. Biscoff spread (available in many supermarkets and stores that carry imported goods)
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 c. milk
Biscoff cookie crumbs
Combine first three ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour milkshake evenly into four glasses. Top each with a large dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cookie crumbs. Serve with a snappy straw.
Chill your empty glasses in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving for a longer lasting treat—and a cool frosted-glass presentation. Enjoy!