Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chocolate Hazelnuts Milkshakes


Growing up in the Northwest  meant I was lucky enough to be surrounded by lush green, I grew to love rain but also really appreciate sunshine, and we had my beloved Burgerville, a local fast-food joint only those in the great NW are fortunate enough to have. Whenever I go home to Vancouver we make sure to eat there at least once (as seen herehere, and here), usually on the way to or from the airport, sometimes both. ;) One of my favorite things to order from their menu are their seasonal milkshakes. The shake that makes me weak in the knees (you didn't know a shake could do that did you?) is their chocolate hazelnut milkshake.  Oh my.  I don't think I've had a sip of that epic shake in years...and decided it had been long enough.  I have had a generous supply of Nutella on-hand since Easter (thanks Dad!), and hoped that the heavenly chocolate hazelnut spread would do the work for me.  I whipped some up last weekend with Adam, then yesterday for Brooks and me. All of us loved it! I can't claim that it is quite as good as Burgerville's, but it's pretty close and definitely gave me the sweetest nostalgic feeling of home.



CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT MILKSHAKE
Serves: 2

6 scoops vanilla ice cream, barely softened
2/3 cup milk
1/3 - 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1 - 2 Tablespoons hazelnuts, finely chopped
Optional garnish: whipped cream and a pinch of chopped hazelnuts

Scoop Nutella into a microwave-safe dish and warm up for 15 seconds and stir, then repeat. Combine all ingredients (the more hazelnuts the nuttier the flavor & texture will be, and the more Nutella you use the sweeter & more chocolatey it will be) in the blender and mix. I blend it 'til it is just combined because I like my shakes thicker. Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream and a few pinches of extra chopped hazelnuts. Enjoy!




**I'm sharing this over at Whipperberry. :) Go see what other recipes, ideas, and projects others are sharing!

11 comments:

Nicole Marie said...

aka: heaven

A-Russ said...

I love and miss Burgerville!!! When I took Blake to Washington we stopped there for lunch. Now I'm missing it again.

Kris and Cath said...

i dream of burgerville shakes EVERYDAY. I am trying this out ASAP. My husband always has a jar of nutella on hand and who doesn't love a milk shake? Thanks for sharing!

Tamaras Blend said...

Oh my gosh, this looks soooo delicious. I'm definitely making this, thanks!

http://www.tamarasblend.com/

His Little Lady said...

okay, this post officially has me nostalgic for the pacific northwest! seriously, it is the best place to grow up! and living out here in utah, i definitely miss the rain!!!
and i'll have to try this little milkshake out! it sounds delicious!!!
xo TJ

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

mmmmmmmm definitely trying this.
tonight.

my mouth is watering already.

Thanks :)

Cate Christison said...

that milkshake looks unreal! I want to try it soon!

Rachel said...

Seriously writing it down now!YUM!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Oh my yumminess. This sounds SO delish...Will is a HUGE nutella fan. I think I might be an A+ Wife if I surprised him with this, right? ;)

Katie said...

What an adorable little boy!
This milkshake sounds delicious!!

Katie
www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

letters to my little love said...

These were wicked yummy! Once reading about them, I had to make them with my little family. Big hit!

I posted about them here: http://letterstomylittlelove.blogspot.com/2012/05/nutella-we-dont-care-if-its-not-healthy.html

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