This is a big, big day in the Disney Chef kitchen… This morning, my son, who’s dealing with a pretty nasty cough (that may or may not be whooping cough) came up to me looking pretty sad. Since last night, he’d been asking for ice cream milk. At first, I thought he wanted chocolate milk, something he almost never has except for very special occasions (like last night for enduring a visit to the doctor and the hospital for a chest x-ray).
I was genuinely surprised when I gave him chocolate milk and he was upset… It was clearly not what he wanted at all. It wasn’t until I went to his room that I figured out what he wanted…
At some point he grabbed the Disney cookbook based off the “It’s a Small World” ride at Magic Kingdom and took it back to his room as a treasure. When I went into his room, there it was, right in the middle of his floor, wide open to the picture of “Mousse au Chocolat.”
What had obviously happened was that he saw the picture and confused it for a milkshake, something he only has on super, duper special occasions, and decided that it was something he had to have it. And because I’m a complete and total pushover who’s all too ready to see a happy little boy after being so sick for the last few weeks, we were off to the kitchen, but he had to make it himself.
I ended having him make the Oreo milkshake from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater because it seemed slightly less boring than a regular chocolate milkshake. And he did it all, he threw the cookies in the bowl, scooped in the ice cream, added the milk, and (with my help) used the hand blender to mix it all up, making this the first thing he’s ever made in the kitchen. Woo-hoo!
So, I promise, this is the last day everybody is required to indulge the proud Mommy, even though she promised no “boring” recipes after yesterday’s cookie recipe. It may be just a milkshake, but in my eyes, it could have been Thanksgiving dinner.
I skipped the garnish and the chocolate sauce because it was all I could do to pry the milkshake away from him for the pictures. LoL!
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As is served at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- 1/2 cup milk (up to 1 cup for a thinner milkshake)
- 1/4 mini Oreos
- 3 generous scoops of vanilla ice cream
In a bowl or in a blender, add milk and then Oreos (to allow Oreos to soften slightly). Then add scoops of ice cream. Blend for about 1-2 minutes until blended, but still thick.
Garnish with additional Oreo crumbles and chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.
For extra fancy milkshakes (or “dinner shakes” as served at Sci-Fi), pour a layer of shake into a clear glass, add a thin layer of chocolate sauce, cover with another layer of shake, and repeat until the glass is filled.
While you can replace the vanilla ice cream with cookies and cream ice cream, I don’t suggest it. Using whole Oreos adds to the flavor and gives the shake a better texture. Smaller Oreos are easier to blend then full-sized ones, but either will work.
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