With lovebirds across the country celebrating Valentine’s Day tomor row, we thought we would share our own take on the day, with a delicious pink valentine’s themed milkshake recipe, perfect to share with that special someone. It’s always good fun to take the opportunity to conjure up some lovely tasty treats in aid of the special day. Milkshakes are delicious, creamy, refreshing and essentially just a drinkable version of ice cream, so what could be better? Milkshakes have actually been quite topical at the moment and you may have seen ‘unicorn’ milkshakes talked about on the internet and social media – these are very extravagant milkshakes piled high with cream and multitudes of crazy toppings. They look incredibly indulgent and are sure to go down well with anyone that has an extreme sweet tooth.
The recipe we are sharing is just a classic strawberry milkshake; if you fancy having some fun sprucing it up with exciting, valentine’s themed toppings or perhaps, if you are looking for activities to keep children busy, then you can feel free to adapt the recipe with whatever toppings you like. To make the simple yet delicious treat you will need 225g of hulled strawberries (just make sure the green leafy top of the strawberry and the pale flesh directly underneath has been cut out), milk, New Forest traditional vanilla ice cream - or you can mix it up with a scoop of our strawberry ice cream too if you like; both go hand in hand, it really just personal preference and depends on how much of a sweet strawberry flavour you like. Place all of the ingredients into a food processer and blend until smooth, creamy and gloriously pink. Pour into any tall glass or jar of your choice and then it’s down to you to decide what toppings you would like; whether you choose colourful sprinkles, marshmallows or simple sliced strawberries – but don’t forget the fresh whipped cream and funky straws to really give your milkshake the wow factor. It’s down to you to get creative and enjoy!
225g strawberry, hulled
3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
Extra strawberries to serve
Unicorn milkshakes: http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/unicorn-milkshakes-dessert/1766680/
Completing dry January seems almost impossible when it overlaps with ‘Ginuary’. And, as avid gin fans here at New Forest Ice Cream, it seemed only right do something special with our Gin and Pink Grapefruit sorbet to celebrate. What better way to do so than with a unique and delicious cocktail? The Greyhound cocktail is primarily a mixture of grapefruit and gin which creates a lovely, botanical freshness of flavours. Grapefruit and rosemary is a match made in heaven which is why this tangy cocktail requires an obligatory sprig to garnish.
This drink is a refreshing, fruity delight that will transport you to a heavenly beach away from the gloom and doom of January! A great choice for the gin loves that fancy sprucing up their usual G&T. It is a simple combination of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, sugar and New Forest Ice Cream Gin and Pink Grapefruit sorbet; incredibly easy to make but delicious all the same! There is no need to make a homemade sorbet which takes time and patience because our sorbet has the perfect complementary flavours that enhance this cocktail beautifully. Firstly, to make the simple syrup, bring equal parts water and sugar to boil and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Allow this to cool and store in the fridge until ready to use. To construct the cocktail begin by adding the three scoops of sorbet in a tall serving glass.
Then add your favourite gin of choice, fresh grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Stir to combine and finally, garnish with rosemary, mint and grapefruit slices, to add a truly special finishing touch. Enjoy!
Ingredients for one cocktail:
Reference Source - http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2016/06/greyhound-cocktail-floats.html