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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Shake it up...Smooth, Rich & Frothy!

How do you shake it up? Extend a hearty handshake to as many friends possible? Shake, shake, shake as you bake, bake, bake? Shake it up, baby! to your favorite music? (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty on the dance floor? Splish Splash or Shake It Up...maybe both? Well, to shake it up on this day of celebration requires a blender, milk, chocolate syrup and ice cream. Hang on to the last bit of summer with something cold, smooth, rich & frothy!

September 12 is...

Chocolate Milkshake Day

Just looking at the image makes you want one...right? Sure it does! That smooth, rich, frothy, sweet delight is an invitation to be had. Dating as far back as 1885, Chocolate Milkshake Day celebrates a concoction loved from toddler to teen to adult to senior citizen. It knows no age limit!

A Bit of Milkshake History...
Did you know milkshakes were originally served in bars? Once served as an alcoholic concoction the milkshake resembled a hand-shaken eggnog mixture containing whiskey, eggs and cream. It was often served as a tonic as well as a treat. By 1900, the whiskey was replaced with chocolate, vanilla or strawberry syrup. By 1911, soda fountains were equipped with Hamilton Beach mixers and milkshake-like drinks, again more like eggnog, were served but without the alcoholic content. In 1922, a Walgreen’s employee added Horlick’s malted milk powder to the mixture and the first malted shake was born. When Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922, the texture of milkshakes changed from smooth, thick and creamy to the frothy, airy consistency loved today.
Celebrate this special day by going out with friends and family for chocolate shakes at a traditional soda fountain or check out recipes and blend some different chocolate shakes at home. For an easy homemade milkshake, mix 2 cups of chocolate ice cream, 2 bars of dark chocolate, and a half cup of whipped cream in a blender. Blend to desired frothiness. Top it off with swirls of whipped cream and chocolate shavings. If you like a few 'bites' in your shake, stir in few chunks of brownies and don't forget to put a cherry on top.

 Freeze-Easy Chocolate Shake - Recipe

 HERSHEYS Chocolate Milkshake - Recipe

 Delicious Chocolate Shake - Recipe

If, after watching the video, you are not craving a chocolate milkshake, time to see the doctor!

Celebration time!