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.

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!


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!


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.

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!!


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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