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