I feel like milkshakes aren’t ordered as much as they used to be. Whenever my parents took me out to eat at an “American” restaurant, it was always guaranteed that someone was drinking a milkshake. I get why! They’re a delicious calorie bomb that I usually avoid unless I’m feeling zesty.
I had never heard of a black and white milkshake until Gilmore Girls. When I started doing some research on it, a lot of them just seemed like chocolate milkshakes (blended chocolate syrup with vanilla ice cream). Wheres the black and white?! I liked the idea of of showing stripes of chocolate and vanilla, so that’s what I did here.
Adding a little bit of espresso powder really bringsBe aware that the recipe for the chocolate syrup is fudge like, so it is a little thick in the milkshake.
Black and White Milkshake
For the Vanilla Shake
- 4 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
- ⅔ Cup Whole Milk (this can be adjusted depending on how thick you like your milkshakes to be)
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Chocolate Sauce (Fudge like!)
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
- ½ Cup Whole Milk
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 4 Oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chopped
- 1/2 Tsp Espresso Powder
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
(Optional) Whipped Cream to Top
- To make the chocolate sauce, add sugar, corn syrup, milk, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
- Once the sauce is simmering, add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and turn off the heat.
- When the heat is off, add the chopped bittersweet chocolate and mix until smooth. Put in a jar or bowl to cool. You can save the chocolate sauce for a later use or wait 30 minutes for it to cool for the shake.
- Add the milk, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and vanilla ice cream to a blender. Blend until smooth and to the consistency that you like. Add more milk if you like a less thick shake.
- Take a glass and layer the shake and chocolate sauce. Top with whipped cream (optional) and enjoy!