Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


After School Treats: Classic Chocolate Milk Shake

Looks yummy doesn't it?

The Milkshake recipe is at the bottom of the post...  (But first, you will have to suffer through a few back to school pictures!)

We got the first week of school under our belt and I decided we should celebrate with a special treat for snack time today.  It is hard to believe I now have a kindergartner and 2nd grader.  Time has really flown by.

Both kids are loving school and are adjusting to the new schedule.  I am having a bit more difficulty adjusting to the 6:15am wake up time.  Even though I am going to bed at 10:30ish, I'm miserably tired.  (I feel like I have a major hangover minus the upset stomach!)

Don't they look happy and excited?  (and maybe a bit sleepy and nervous too?)

I'd been worried about being overly emotional and teary-eyed while dropping my my littlest one off to her new kindergarten class.  I'm not a cryer, but when I get emotional, my eyes will tear up- its a little embarrassing.   Unfortunately/(fortunately?) we got a very late start on Monday morning.  (I probably should have done a few test runs on getting them both ready in the morning, I didn't realize it was going to be 5 times more difficult getting 2 kids ready in the AM...)

By the time we got to school, it was so crowded, there was absolutely no parking!  We had to park so far away it took almost 10 minutes to get to her classroom (and I still had to get my son to his class too.)  We were so rushed, I didn't have time to dwell on it at all.  There were no tears on my part until after I got back home and the adrenaline had worn off.

Thankfully they had a good first day and our morning routine has been going smoother!

I received a special package from Ghirardelli in the mail the other day.  It was a sample of their new chocolate sauce.

The Chocolate sauce has been a real hit around our house.  It really is very rich and chocolatey!  I can certainly tell a difference between the Ghirardelli brand and the brand I normally use.

I've been using the sauce in my iced coffee and as topping on our fruits and desserts all week. I thought it would be perfect in a chocolate ice cream shake for a special afternoon treat to celebrate our first successful week of school!  (I would go make myself one right now, but we're out of ice cream- I guess I'll settle for an Iced Mocha...)

Classic Chocolate Milk Shake (serves 2):


  • 2.5 oz Milk
  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 2 oz Chocolate sauce

Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve.


Don't miss any more posts! You can follow along on Feedly, Bloglovin', via blogger using the Google Friend Connect widget, your favorite feed reader, or by signing up via email. Just click on one of the icons below:



  1. Yum! I'd like to come home from school to this delicious treat! Thanks for stopping by Posed Perfection today and leaving me a sweet note about the Chicken Ranch Wrap. My husband is the one who loves these with the bbq sauce. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. Yummy, if I stop by after the kids class can I have one too. I haven't had one of these in But it sure is making me want one now, especially since I didn't have dinner. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  3. Oh my goodness, if this isn't a childhood treat (or for anyone for that matter) then I don't know what is! Looks so refreshing! New follower :)

  4. Mmmm...looks amazing!
    Super pics too...our first day of school is tomorrow!!!

  5. milk shake looks delicious!

    I would like to let you know about a new Craft Party,

    I would love to see your creations linked up with Crafty Tuesday

    Every week I will choose few tutorials and they will be featured on my blog and my facebook, twitter and pinterest page

    I hope to see you link up

  6. Oh, yummy! It looks so good. Love the second pic where he is hugging her with his silly face! Visiting from Southern Lovely. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Yum! I could go for one right now! Congrats on surviving the first week of school. That is exhausting!

  8. They are the CUTEST!!!!!!

    Oh that milk shake looks DELICIOUS!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  9. Yum... nothing like a thick, chocolatey milkshake at the end of a hard day!

  10. Your little ones are just adorable! So happy their first day went well!

    The milk shake looks delish!

  11. Looks FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing!

    XO, Aimee

  12. awww such cute back to school photos, and the milkshake looks so yummy!

  13. Yum! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! Thanks!

  14. Oooh! Ghirardelli chocolate sauce?? YUM! And this shake has me drooling... the picture is so pretty I just want to dive right in :) I would love if you came by and shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there and thanks for sharing!

  15. I have been working really hard today, do you think I could have one of those? Your recipe is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Looks like your kiddos were happy! Love the old-fashioned school bus, we don't see too many of those anymore.

  17. Love how the shakes look in those jars. I am a follower of your blog on Facebook and would love if you could hop over to my new blog ( and share the blog love. Have a great weekend!

  18. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I'd love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!

  19. Featuring you today! :) Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @

  20. Those look fantastic! My oldest just started kindergarten this year - we were so early to his first day that we had to take a little scenic drive to kill time! We were still 10 minutes early after that! It took a few weeks and we finally have a solid schedule down. But I'm still dragging in the morning. I'm not a morning person anyways LOL

    Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesdays

  21. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to posts about shakes and smoothies. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.


I love reading your comments and try to respond to all questions. Many readers do not have their email addresses associated with their accounts, so be sure to click on the "notify me" box so you can be notified of any replies to your questions!

***Please Read--- Very Important! ***

Don't leave a hyper-linked links in the comments, my spam checker will automatically remove comments with hyper-linked links! (you can add links but don't hyper-link them.)