Shake it up

This article was originally published in July 2016

shakesYou can find deluxe milkshakes at upscale burger joints around town, but there’s no easier summertime treat to whip up yourself. These variations include a boozy option.


Citrus Sorbet Freeze

This combination is as refreshing as it gets when the temperature passes 80 degrees. A splash of milk will thicken it up a bit, but it’s not necessary by any means.

  • Lemon sorbet
  • Lime or Grapefruit LaCroix Sparkling Water
  • Adult addition: Antech Blaquette de Limoux


The Buzz

It’s a homemade version of your favorite coffee bar’s over-the-top treat! Cold brew coffee supplies a hit of caffeine; balance it if you like with an ounce or two of milk stout.

  • Coffee ice cream
  • Tony’s Coffee Organic Cold Brew with milk and sugar
  • Adult addition: Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout


Cherries a la Mode

Sweet, tart and creamy: this combination is like cherry pie without the crust. A splash of either variety of port will makes this come as close to elegant as a milkshake can be.

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Milk
  • Caramel sauce
  • Frozen sour cherries
  • Adult addition: Quinta Seara d’Ordens NV Fine Tawny or Ruby Porto


Good ingredients make it great

You’ll find quality ingredients that will elevate your shake from good to great.

Ciao Bella Lemon Zest Sorbetto

The terrifically intense and fresh lemon flavor is balanced with a creamy texture that’s wonderfully refreshing when whirled up with sparkling water.

Double Rainbow Coffee Ice Cream

Creamy organic richness with a dark-roast coffee flavor. It’s available in either coffee or chocolate versions!

Alden’s Organic Vanilla Ice Cream

Smooth and creamy, the texture of this organic ice cream is perfect for a shake. It’s scoopable without being too airy.

Tony’s Coffee Organic Cold Brew

This lightly sweetened, ready-to-drink latte is like adding a shot of great espresso along with the necessary milk to thin your milkshake.

Hot Cakes Pacific Coast Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

Small batch caramel sauce made with organic local milk and a delicious hit of salt? Yes, please.

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