Ginger Milkshake

A ginger milkshake you ask?  That’s right, when I first saw it fly across Twitter, I thought the same thing and the more I thought about it the more my mouth watered.  Tonight I finally made one and it was good and I think next time it will be even better.

1 1/2 inch section ginger root
1 c milk
1 c vanilla ice cream

Peel and shred ginger root.  Put ginger and milk in blender and liquefy it until it is smooth and well blended.  Strain milk and remove all fibers of ginger root, push on the fibers to get it all through.  Add milk and ice cream to blender, blend until smooth.

Well what came out of that was a soupy milkshake that was good, a typical vanilla milkshake flavor followed by a nice bite of ginger that kinda sticks with you for a minute.  It was pretty incredible.  Next time I think I will use less milk more ice cream and more ginger.

Update: Made another shake tonight, this time used about 2 – 2 1/2 inches of ginger root and 1/2 c of milk, much better, much thicker, much more ginger bite and all around just a better shake.

Tagged with: , ,
2 comments on “Ginger Milkshake
  1. Carole says:

    This sounds good Nate! Other things about Ginger: it’s known to be a ‘stomach settler’. Orma women chew dried ginger to deal with morning sickness. (Tuck that away for future reference :-).) Also, I had a Jamaican friend who made this awesome ginger syrup that she would dilute with ice water for a refreshing summertime drink. I don’t have a recipe but it was just a decent quantity of fresh ginger (sliced) boiled together with a lot of sugar and some water until it was syrup-y.

  2. kozmo says:

    Carole, it was great actually! The more I think about it the more I liked it. Ginger is also known to boost the metabolism as much as 20% for up to 3 hours in most people…makes the milkshake more (not totally) of a diet friendly choice. I might have to try making some ginger syrup

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *