Gentle Readers, there are few things that are as much fun for kids as slurping milkshakes through a straw. Fine, The Practical Cook admits openly to being one of those kids (having just consumed the Salty Peanut Butter with Roasted Banana Milkshake at Chuck’s in Raleigh). What better way to reward a classroom full of good behavior?
How to Throw a Milkshake Party
1. When in doubt, buy the bucket.There was a moment in the grocery store when I doubted the amount of ice cream that would be needed to feed 24 kids milkshakes. Waste not want not and all that. Counseled by a more experienced parent, the answer is the bucket. Thanks Cpt Cranky.
2. Milk is key. If you don’t want blenders blowing up, pour the milk in first, and be generous with it on the top, too.
3. Many blenders make light work. This was a 3-blender party. Make sure to ask other people to bring one, especially if you’re doing volume or multiple flavors.
4. Straws are not optional. Really, the point here is the straw. Small cups are fine, you can do refills, but even though there was some milkshake as blowgun action, straws are a must.
5. Flavors are endless. For this party, it was chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. But peanut butter and banana is simple and delish, as would be any frozen fruit combo. Add some Halloween candy and call it a blizzard.
Plus, nothing wins points more than showing up with a bucket of ice cream and a blender.
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