Oh my goodness! I am insanely excited to share this post with you! Let’s get a few things straight, okay? First of all, there are two night time snacks that I typically eat: popcorn or some sort of ice cream treat. Second, I snack seriously. If I pass up a frozen treat, then I’m probably sick. Finally, I rarely post about food, so you know that when I do, it’s about something that I find SUPER tasty (and probably super simple, because come on, #momlife). Now that that’s out of the way, brace yourselves. You’re about to get the easiest, most delicious vanilla milkshake recipe EVER. If you’re not a vanilla fan, scroll to the recipe, because there are options for ya! Spoiler alert: I have a secret ingredient that I picked up at Walmart, and I’m about to share it with you!
So, Give Us the Secret Ingredient!
Okay, yeah, yeah, I know. You want to know what that ingredient is, like, right now. Well, if you’ve never heard of Left Field Farms, it’s high time to give them a shot! I had seen their milk, but saw that they had a variety of creamers available as well. Not usually one to use cream in my coffee, I DO throw it in once in awhile, and was also looking for a flavoring hack for my milkshakes, that didn’t involve a lot of crazy ingredients. So, when I saw that Left Field Farms creamers were non-GMO project verified, had no artificial flavors, and were made from real cream and sugar, I got curious. I mean, yes, I’d be making a milkshake, but that doesn’t mean I wanted to make it with low quality foods! Purchasing it was a no-brainer once I saw that they offered a vanilla flavor (perfect for my milkshake). Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Left Field Farms creamers are made from cows not treated with rBST. If this does not all sound like a win, then friends, rethink your creamers! (If you want to go ahead and grab yourself some, get it here.)
Now, Onto the Vanilla Milkshake Recipe!
Alright guys, this vanilla milkshake recipe is super simple. SO simple, that my two year old toddlers help me out!
The Left Field Farms vanilla creamer ended up being absolutely PERFECT. It had enough flavoring that I didn’t have to add any vanilla extract, and was sweet enough that sugar was not necessary. It also was the perfect dilution to my ice cream, that I didn’t need to add any milk or ice.
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream (I’m not picky on brand, but I usually choose light and creamy versions for shakes)
1/2 cup of Left Field Farms vanilla creamer (3/4 cup if your ice cream is not creamy!)
*If you’re not into so much vanilla, you can also use your choice of ice cream, and the “sweet and creamy” flavor of Left Field Farms creamer instead. *
Optional finishing touches:
Sprinkles (flavor of your choice!)
- Grab your measuring cup and scoop two full cups of vanilla bean ice cream.
- Scrape the ice cream into your blender. Get every last drop in!
- Measure 1/2 cup of Left Field Farms vanilla creamer and add to blender.
- Using the puree or liquify options on your blender, blend for about 30 seconds, then do a consistency check. I’ve never had an issue with the contents being too thick, but check just in case!
- If the consistency is too thick, you can add a little cream and continue blending. If not, then your shake is ready to be poured into a cup! Add a little whipped cream, grab a straw, and enjoy OR add a rim of sprinkles to your cup, with the following steps. My little guys loved it, although they weren’t allowed a sprinkle-filled glass.
Sprinkle Rimmed Cup Instructions:
- Pour chocolate syrup and sprinkles in separate plates. Don’t skimp on the sprinkles!
- Take your cup and place the rim down in the chocolate syrup, then roll the top of the rim through it as well. Make sure no spots are left empty!
- Roll the chocolate covered areas of your cup through the sprinkles twice, and the sprinkles should stick.
- Pour your deliciously flavored milkshake into your spunky cup! TIP: You’re going to want to eat those sprinkles within a few minutes, or else they will run down the cup a little, and you’ll be a little sad.
What Do You Think?
So, don’t you want to try it?! What’s better than a TWO ingredient recipe (unless you’re doing the sprinkles, of course), that packs serious flavor? If you’re down to give it a shot, or even if you’re just in the market to try the best coffee creamer on the planet, Left Field Farms, run to the dairy section your local Walmart (the display will look similar to the photo below)! When you’ve drank your milkshake, come back and let me know how you liked it!