- In a medium saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat till it comes to a boil. Pour over chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes. Whisk to combine and set aside to cool.
- In the bowl of an immersion blender, add the ice-cream and pulse for a few seconds. Add whole Oreo cookies and pulse again. Add the milk and cooled ganache and liquor if using and pulse again for a few seconds. Pour into jug and refrigerate.
- Melt 2 tbs of butter in a microwave. Meanwhile, in a freezer bag or ziploc bag, add Oreo cookie chunks and bash with a rolling pin to reduce the mixture to crumbs.
- Arrange cookie crumbs on a small plate and melted butter in a bowl nearby. Dip the rim of the glass in the melted butter and quickly dip into Oreo crumbs. Refrigerate till set (about 30 minutes or so). To serve, add ice-cubes and pour in the refrigerated milkshake. Garnish with leftover Oreo cookie crumbs. Serve chilled!
Happy almost Father’s Day (to celebrate, I’ll be dedicating all the posts to the occasion so you’ll probably hear that a lot)!
Part of the reason why I feel such a deep rooted connection to the kitchen is because its so strongly related to celebrations. With such a large family, celebrations are frequent and shamelessly so. We love to get together, eat and celebrate (sometimes just the fact that it’s a weekend!) and for such occasions, I’m always the appointed caterer and menu planner. For Father’s Day Brunch this year (we celebrated it early this year) I figured some milkshake had to go on the list. I don’t know about the rest of the world but my city swings between torrential rain and sunshine and milkshakes are perfectly versatile that way. I love adding my own twist to recipes and the ones that twist without much resistance are my favorites. I had bookmarked a pie version of this but I had an inkling that I was going to do something different with it. And thank god! A pie would have been a decent addition to the menu, sure but too often people are too stuffed by the time they get to dessert. This milkshake turned out to be the missing piece to my puzzle – perfect to beat the heat and everyone makes space for milkshake.
This is going to be a keeper for sure – thick and creamy flecked with bits of Oreo cookies and laced with chocolate ganache, it’s quite the dessert. While I didn’t really follow a recipe, I did carefully note the components of a Mississippi Mud Pie and simply worked off that. Oh, and the Oreo crumb laced rim was the extra something that everyone loved so there’s no excuse for not doing that. Plus, it adds to the bulk of the milkshake – it should feel chunky. Next time, I’m adding leftover brownie bits!
Mississippi Mud Pie Milkshake
Adapted from: Annie’s Eats
Serves: 4 – 6 (depending on your glass size)
4 scoops of coffee ice-cream (I used coffee almond)
1/4 litre milk
8 Oreo cookies, whole
2 oz chocolate chips (use a mix of dark and light if making a non-grownup version)
1/2 cup cream
Chocolate liquor (optional)
For Oreo Cookie Crumb Rim
2 tbs butter
4 Oreo cookies, broken into chunks