Today is a pretty special day for a few reasons:
1. I have the day off and we are out in PA snowmobiling and building snowmen in the frigid temps! We are heading home today, but it's nice to have a long weekend getaway.
2. It's Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Wooot! I always love SRC because not only is it fun to try a new recipe from a fellow blogger, but it's a great way to interact with others in the blogging community!
3. It's Madison's virtual baby shower! I have been following Madison's journey to get pregnant and now through almost until her due date (just a few weeks!) and am so happy to participate in her celebration today. She couldn't be sweeter and I always love reading her blog.
It was a coincidence that both the Secret Recipe Club and Madison's Baby Shower fell on the same day but I really wanted to find a way to participate in both. After searching through Jane's blog, The Heritage Cook and through so many of her incredible recipes, I knew that I could easily join the two for a sweet celebration of Madison as well.
My original plan was to make the brownie pudding because, well, it's brownie pudding! And it looks amazing. But after not really having the right ingredients or the right pan for when I was going to make this, I had to go back to the drawing board and find something else. Luckily, there were so many amazing recipes to choose from!
I went with this gorgeous Chocolate Malt Shake because milkshakes are just one of my favorite things in life. And because though it's like -10 degrees out, isn't this such a sweet little dessert regardless of the weather? I bet Madison would love to sip on one of these at her baby shower, especially when made into a mini version like I did here. So cute in a little mason jar with a pretty soda shop straw.
This recipe was simple and even Penelope absolutely loved it. I think I'm now going to keep all of these ingredients on hand for a no-bake late night treat, especially once it starts warming up.
Chocolate Malt Milkshake
*Adapted from The Heritage Cook
1/2 C cold milk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp malted milk powder
4 scoops chocolate ice cream, slightly softened (about 1 pint)
Blend all ingredients together. Serve in a pretty glass with straw.
So thanks to Jane for this absolutely delicious recipe! And Madison - a million congratulations! You are going to love being a Mom and, as I've told all of my friends and family who've recently had babies...your life is about to get infinitely more amazing!
Be sure to check out all of the other sweets for Madison's shower!