Saturday, August 11, 2007

I see White Cow!

You may find this hard to believe, but I have been playing with my ice cream maker and coming up with different flavors these past weeks. Oh yeah! And since I didn't want to change my blog name to East Meets West Ice Cream Fanatic in Kitchen (name too long?), I decided not to post all of my ice cream adventures (yet). Well, maybe just one more won't hurt right? This one has a little twist in that I am making milk shake from my ice cream, and it's a different subject, right? TOTOALLY!

Hubs was amused as he watched me make ice cream in the ice cream maker that was ready in 25 mins., then turn around and made a milk shake with the homemade ice cream (it's soft serve consistency was perfect for milk shakes) for my little guests. Guess he's relieved that I am using my kitchen electrics instead of letting it sit in the basement cabinets, hidden from the world!

Summertime and milkshakes. I remembered visiting local diners with their fun red and chrome interiors whenever we were traveling cross country over the school holidays. We would order a milk shake with cheeseburgers, and apple pie. What I liked most about some of these diners were their atmosphere and unique lingo. And since a white cow is the diner's lingo for a vanilla milk shake, here's a white cow recipe.

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

And if you like a malted shake (yum!), add 1-2 Tbs of malted milk powder to the shake.

For your enjoyment, here's more of restaurant diner's lingo taken from wikipedia:

Java or Joe: Coffee

Pair of drawers: Two cups of coffee

No cow: Without milk

A blonde with sand: Coffee with cream and sugar

Hot top: Hot chocolate

Sea dust: Salt

Paint it red: Put ketchup on an item

Lighthouse: Bottle of ketchup

Mississippi Mud or Yellow paint: Mustard

Boiled leaves: Tea

A spot with a twist: A cup of tea with lemon

Yum Yum or Sand: Sugar

Hug one or Squeeze one: A glass of orange juice

Moo juice or Cow juice or Baby juice or Sweet Alice: Milk

Throw it in the mud: Add chocolate syrup

Hail: Ice

Hold the hail: No ice

An M.D.: A Dr Pepper

Fifty-five: A glass of root beer

Black and white: Chocolate soda with vanilla ice cream

White Cow: Vanilla milkshake

Shake one in the hay: Strawberry milkshake

Life preservers: Doughnuts


KellytheCulinarian said...

I love milkshakes! Awesome.

KellytheCulinarian said...

Mmmmm, milkshakes. As far as I'm concerned, it's a complete meal.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Kelly,
Me too! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Can I have a white cow please? ;P

East Meets West Kitchen said...

OK, Will put in your order! ;)

Tracy Tan said...

i love milkshakes especially vanilla flavored :)

Indonesia Eats said...

Can I have black and white please?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Tracy,
Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Hi Andaliman,
A chocolate soda vanilla shake? I'll have one with you! ;)

J@n!ce said...

I'm gonna try doing this. My family loves vanilla milkshake. One cup from mcdonalds cost S$2.25. It will be more economical to homemade them. Thanks for the post :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey Janice,
Have fun trying it! :)

wonda said...

This has nothing to do with milkshakes but the thought of cream makes me crave Tiramisu. Couldn't find a low-fat tiramisu recipe without using cream cheese.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Alice,
Hmmm....Maybe you can use low-fat cream cheese?

Cris said...

What kind of ice cream maker do you recommend? Looking forward to more recipes!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cris,
LOL! I LOVE my cusinart so far. ;)