Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake (or so the recipe claims…)

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My english teacher decided to assign us homework over Thanksgiving break.  For the 12 years I have been in school, not once has a teacher tried to give us homework over this break.  It was simply to read and do an assignment I should’ve started a week ago, but none of that sounded very appealing to me. I am sitting at my computer in my kitchen with some soothing Classical music playing in the background, when I thought of the great idea to cook something. 

 

Chai is my coffee shop drink of choice.  I found this recipe for a Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake.  Now, first off, coconut is one of my favorite foods, vanilla is my favorite flavor for just about anything, chai lattes are my favorite drink, and who doesn’t love a milkshake? I was convinced that this is the recipe I would make the day the world ends. Unfortunately though, my hopes were set way too high.  

 

Once I added everything into the blender I began to have mixed feelings. It didn’t look like the most appetizing blender creation I’ve come across.

 

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I followed the directions exactly how they were presented to me.  The only difference was I used light coconut milk instead of regular coconut milk. Not sure how much of a difference this could’ve made, but something tells me it didn’t make or break my experience.  

 

I guess it wasn’t that bad, but it definitely is not something I am going to wake up in the middle of the night craving. It tasted like a creamy banana smoothie with seasonings.  I could definitely see someone enjoying it, but it just wasn’t for me. On the bright side, it did turn out a lot prettier then I had expected.

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If I could get the name and concept to coincide with how it actually tastes, I’d feel very accomplished.  I’ll save that for another day though. 

 

Incase you are curious and are one of those (sometimes obnoxious) people who must try things for themselves, the recipe is below.

~ Sweet Senioritis 

Coconut Vanilla Chai Milkshake

Inspired by the Amazing/Talented/Beautiful Mama Pea: Coconut Chai 

1/2 C. Coconut Milk

1 frozen Banana

6 Coconut Milk ice cubs

1 tsp. Ginger

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Spice (or Allspice)

1 TB Vanilla

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender until creamy. Reduce milk for a creamier shake, and add milk for a less thick shake.

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About Sweet Senioritis

I'm a senior in high school who just finished applying to college. Soccer season is over and I've seemed to have a large amount of spare time after school, which is why I started cooking. Until recently, I have not been able to boil water, and I figured I'm going to need to be able to cook for myself later in life. I've also been known to procrastinate and senior itis is really starting to kick in. I figured, why not be productive while procrastinating? So this is exactly what has brought me to take on this new hobby. My goal is to make one new item each day. I'm not sure how realistic this is, but why not set high goals, right? A little background on me. I have a younger sister in 8th grade, Jessica, who I live with in Philadelphia along with my mom, Carol, and dad, Kenn. I've grown up eating organic food and shopping at a local cooperative, Weavers Way. Because of my parents love for culinary arts and exploring different items that pop up at the grocery store, I have been exposed and accustomed to a wide variety of food. I like pretty much everything and I have very few limitations. Lately, my parents have been very busy with work and usually come home late which often leaves me to figure out dinner for Jessica and I. This usually turns into take out from the local Japanese restaurant, but $18 for my usual Kani kamakazi roll is a little insane, and lets be honest, sushi gets tiring after a while. I hope to find recipes, and maybe even create recipes, that are simple enough for the average amateur chef, but also organic and tasty. Cooking is also a way for me to simmer down. With everything else going on in my life, the stress, the schoolwork, my parents, cooking enables me to relax. So here you go, the life of a senior struggling to get through the last year of high school, while trying to balance the pressure of acceptance letters, living up to expectations, and keeping a sane even temperament. Hope you enjoy :)

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