It takes so little to make me happy, sometimes. And a vanilla milkshake -- frankly, a milkshake of any flavor! -- can do it every time. So thankfully, because we can all use a little happifying, today is ... ta da!!! ... National Vanilla Milkshake Day! And what a great treat for Dad on Father's Day, too ... :)
Go to Dairy Queen, to Baskin-Robbins, to Big Boy ... I can't believe I'm saying this, but even go to McDonald's if you have to in order to get yourself a milkshake. If you have dairy issues, feel free to use rice or soy milks and ice creams; I don't think there's any requirement to use cow's milk products, after all.
Of course, these are very easy to make at home -- there's hardly even a recipe. Plop some vanilla ice cream into a blender. Add milk halfway up the ice cream blob. If you have some vanilla-flavored coffee syrup, splash a little in. Put the top on the blender and whoosh! Blend until smooth. Add either more ice cream (if too thin) or more milk (if too thick); then pour into tall glasses, add whipped cream and straws, and serve to happy people!
But remember -- it can't be strawberry, it can't be jamocha (our Arby's closed, taking it with the only thing worth ordering there), and it can't be a chocolate malt. Vanilla is the flavor du jour!
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