Sometimes it makes me really sad that I don’t have more time to spend on my blog. I really miss being able to post a couple of times a week. I know that nobody is wringing their hands over this, banging on tables and d-e-m-a-n-d-i-n-g more, but still, it was nice to channel my energy here. Not that I’m not being creative elsewhere – work is going really well, and even though I’m so busy that I can barely figure out what to do first half the time, I’m getting to do a lot of photography and baking and cooking and whatnot, so it’s not as though I’m sitting behind a desk all day doing really boring, black and white stuff. But I still liked having my own thing. I think that once this week is over, people will be in holiday mode, and I’ll be able to chill out a bit, maybe post a little more often. We’ll see. After that, we’re headed to Shanghai and Thailand in mid-January, so that will be a bit of a relief, as well. And either way, nothing else matters because STAR WARS COMES OUT TODAY. Kramer and I are seeing it at 7. I’m in this weird mood where I’m not quite jumping off the walls, but I did just spend my morning watching Oscar Isaac sing and Googling other non-spoilery things about the cast so I can prepare myself for the blast of awesome that is about to hit me. STAR WARS!
So, anyway, other than trying to figure all that out, I am kind of over the sunshine and warm weather we’ve been having in New York. I’m ready for at least a little snow. Christmas is almost here and I feel like I live in California. I’m sure this means we’re in for a freezing January and February, though. That’s my very unscientific opinion. Until then, I suppose, I’ll keep my winter coat in my closet and drink milkshakes. Dylan’s Candy Bar sent me some cute holiday-themed cookies and chocolate bars last month, but I was struggling to come up with something fun to make with them because they weren’t typical “ingredients.” I considered making cupcakes, but thought it’d be a bit disjointed. I was talking about it with a friend at a bar, and he suggested a milkshake. Perfect! I had already made chocolate chip cookies at home, so why not make a super meta-milkshake and use milk and cookies ice cream, milk and cookies chocolate, and actual cookies? Awesome. And let’s be real – who doesn’t just love a milkshake? They make you feel like a kid again – there’s just something about drinking a thick, creamy milkshake out of a straw, then pulling the straw up and having a little bit of whipped cream, or deciding if you should eat the cherry on top right away, halfway through the consumption of said shake, or save it for the end. Decisions, decisions.
I broke my blender so I used my food processor – it’s all the same.
That’s it! Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and a cherry.
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- ¼ cup chopped milk chocolate
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 chocolate chip cookie
- ½ cup ice cubes
- whipped cream, to finish
- chocolate sauce, to finish
- Maraschino cherries, to finish
- Blend everything together, taste, and add more ice, milk, or chocolate, if needed. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce (and a cherry).