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Right now, the stores are full of candy corn, candy pumpkins, every size and shape of chocolate candy bar and buckets of bulk candy. In a couple of weeks, about half of that candy is going to find its way to your house! The last candy to go from our trick-or-treating buckets is the malted milk balls. I’m not sure why, because they are actually quite good! They were always my mom’s favorite when we were growing up. But my kids are not huge fans so I came up with a tasty way to use them up: Malted Milk Ball Chocolate Milkshakes!
Our favorite grocery store, Winco, has a fantastic bulk section. I found these giant malt balls there and I knew they would be perfect for this milkshake. I actually purchased a bunch of them last week, but I had to go back and buy more because we ate them all before I could make milkshakes with them. Oops. 🙂 I should have learned that lesson already, because we went through two gallons of TruMoo chocolate milk and I STILL had to go out and buy another quart of it just so I could put this milkshake together! The kids think it’s so cool to get to drink chocolate milk with dinner! I’m OK with it because it comes from local dairies with no growth hormones and it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup, either. What is DOES have is calcium and potassium. And chocolate. That helps a lot. 🙂
Malted Milk Ball Chocolate Milkshake
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Chocolate TruMoo
- 1/2 cup malted milk balls
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- whipped cream and extra candy for topping
Add the milk, candy and ice cream to the blender in that order, and blend on high until smooth. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy and serve immediately!
I really, really, REALLY wanted to try a fun layered “candy corn” drink using the special “Orange Scream” milk they have right now, but there aren’t any stores in our area carrying it! So, if you see it, will you try it for me? You can layer liquids based on their sugar content (like this 4th of July layered drink) so I was hoping to maybe use some Torani orange syrup as a layer, along with a layer of the Orange Scream and some whipped topping on top to create a candy corn look. I have NO idea how that would taste or if it would work, but I wasn’t able to test my theory. So let me know if you try it! You could also use the orange milk to make a pretty orange pudding (mix it with vanilla pudding mix) and create a fun poke cake for your Halloween parties!
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