Monday, September 12, 2022

More Than Chocolate: Poetry Monday


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Poetry Monday's once a week.
I bet you know which day.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Chocolate Milkshakes is what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.

More Than Chocolate
Sitting around and chatting,
while the kids went out to play.
The topic turned to milkshakes,
on that steamy hot summer day.
I've written recipes for many of them,
if you like your (ahem) octane high.

Of course, for sweetness overload,
Unless coffee with your sugar might,
tend to make you shimmy and quake.
Then there's an all time favorite, 
to Peppermint Stick never say "nay."
Not just for the summer months,
but for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

Milkshakes are a personal thing,
each knew what we liked best.
But when it came to all the kids,
we had a theory to put to the test. 
They would all say "chocolate,"
that's what each of us would bet.
Gathered the kids around us, yup,
chocolate's what each of them would get.
"As long as we're here betting," I said
"I bet I could change their mind.
Chocolate will always be up there,
but favorite would be another kind."
Of course they took me up on it,
knowing each time the kids would choose,
plain old chocolate would get the win,
and then, you know, I'd lose.
Went home, put on my thinking cap,
and wore my chef's hat too.
How to change my kids' minds?
That's gonna take something new.

Caramel Brownie Milkshakes | recipe developed by | #recipe #chocolate
Caramel Brownie Milkshake

Next time we got together,
chocolate's not (technically) what my kids said,
Should have seen the smile I wore,
when "Caramel Brownie" was exclaimed instead! 

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Caramel Brownie Milkshake       


Printable Recipe

Ingredients (makes 3 - 4): 
3 TBSP caramel sauce
1/4 cup chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)

8 brownies (about 1/3 of a 9 X 11 pan)
2 cups milk
2 cups Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

OPT: whipped cream and/or chocolate caramels for garnish

*Pour the caramel sauce onto a small plate or saucer. Pour the chocolate jimmies onto another small plate.
*Dip the rims of 3 - 4 glasses into the sauce, then the jimmies, coating the rim of the glasses. Place in the freezer.
*Break up the brownies to crumbs, and place into a blender with the milk. Liquefy. Add the ice cream and blend until thick.
*For a thinner shake: remove the glasses from the freezer and pour the milkshake into the glasses.
*For a thicker shake: place the blender jar into the freezer for an hour before serving.
*OPT: garnish with whipped cream and/or chocolate caramels.
*Store any leftovers in the freezer.


  1. Brilliant! And yes--I'll give that a try! ;)

  2. That looks delicious. I don't eat chocolate often but when I do I prefer it in a shake or ice cream! I'm not much on baking.

    1. I don't make them or drink them often, but when I do, I wonder what took me so long.

  3. I got on the scale this morning and figured out I needed to eat Lite for a few days. Then I see your post!!!

  4. Wow, that is rich. And it sounds soooooooo good. A rich splurge!

  5. Oh, that's delightful! The poem and the recipe.

  6. I like your poem.

    I've never been big on Milkshakes except for a chocolate one. But now I'm eating low carb and can't really do that.

    1. I drink them rarely, but every now and then in the summer, I'm just in a milkshake mood.


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