Lucky Shakes

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.

Lucky Charms milkshake

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marshmallows with green dye

marshmallows with green dye

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lucky charm milkshakes

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vanilla milkshake

vanilla milkshake

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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)
  1. Stir everything together and microwave in 10 seconds intervals, mixing in between.
  2. Stir until smooth and set aside.

For the shakes (serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 5 big scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of Lucky Charms
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Garnish with Lucky Charms marshmallows, green marshmallow fluff, and whipped cream.

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St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Jello

Here’s another holiday DIY recipe that’s perfect for either St. Paddy’s Day or your next LGBT meeting/coming out party :)!

When my mom was little, her mom would use this method of color-blocking jello by tilting parfait glasses in the fridge, alternating between red and green, to jellify each layer of jello before adding the next. This gives the jello a colorful pattern, perfect for what my grandma considered a “fancy” dessert.

This is my updated version, made with only three colors of jello and green tinted whipped cream. They’re adorable in individual mason jars for Tuesday, and so simple to make!

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Make the Rainbow

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet yellow jello
  • 1 packet red jello
  • 1 packet blue jello
  • Heavy cream
  • Green food coloring
  1. Make each jello mixture according to the directions on the box (2 cups boiling water, 2 cups cold water).
  2. Set a small mason jar or juice glass, tilted, in a muffin tin. Pour in red jello about 1/4 of the way up.
  3. Chill the muffin tin to set the red jello. Then add yellow jello with the glasses tilted the other way. Lastly, after the yellow has chilled, add the blue jello.
  4. Whip the heavy cream and tint with a couple drops of green food coloring (optional). Pipe a little decoration:)

Enjoy! <3, B