I'm getting ready to head out of town for a visit with my parents, sister and nephew, but I thought I'd post this before leaving! I'm very much addicted to coffee, but when it's 90+ degrees out, it's sometimes hard to get psyched to drink a hot beverage. This drink is perfect...and certainly a lot cheaper than going to Starbucks or even McDonald's, for that matter!!! The only suggestion I would make is to serve it with whipped cream on top...that would make for a much prettier presentation :)
1 1/2 cups milk 1/3 cup chocolate-flavored syrup 2 tablespoons instant malted milk powder, if desired 2 tablespoons instant coffee (dry) 3 1/2 cups small ice cubes
In a blender container, place all ingredients except ice; blend until well mixed. Add ice cubes a few at a time, blending well after each addition until smooth.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)