In this world– in these trying times– only a few things surpass the satisfaction of Lucky Charms with cold milk.* The unmistakable faulty blue tint of the milk once you’ve finished the marshmallows and dry cat food always evokes nostalgia, mostly because sugary cereal still tastes like rebellion. The milk, once again, full of sin when the charms are finally gone, is arguably the best part of the entire process.
For these milkshakes, the inspiration is the color, flavor, and ultimate fulfillment that Lucky Charms cereal imparts on whole milk. Don’t even bother if you’re too scared to buy whole milk. I’ll bully you if you use 1%.
*There are only a few things I dislike more than the feeling about an hour after eating Lucky Charms in the middle of the day.
Make the Lucky Shakes
For the marshmallow fluff (optional):
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 tsp light corn syrup
- 1 tsp water
- drop of green food dye (optional)
- Stir everything together and microwave in 10 seconds intervals, mixing in between.
- Stir until smooth and set aside.
For the shakes (serves 2)
- 5 big scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 2 cups of Lucky Charms
- Whipped cream (optional)
- In a large bowl, steep the cereal in the milk. Cover and let sit in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Strain the lucky milk into another bowl.
- In a blender (I use a Kitchen Aid for thicker shakes), blend the ice cream, adding the lucky milk gradually until you reach a desired consistency. If you use a standing mixer, stir the milk and ice cream on low until you get a thick consistency.
- Garnish with Lucky Charms marshmallows, green marshmallow fluff, and whipped cream.