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After School Treats: Classic Chocolate Milkshake

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A Classic Chocolate Milkshake: 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 6:15 am 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 littlest one off to her new kindergarten class.  I’m not a crier (ok,- yes I am), but when I get emotional, my eyes will tear up- it’s 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.  Talk about a hit around our house!  It really is very rich and chocolatey,  I can certainly tell a difference between the Ghirardelli chocolate sauce and the brand I normally use.

I’ve been using the chocolate in my iced coffee and as a 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…)


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classic Chocolate milkshake

After School Treats: Classic Chocolate Milkshake

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


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


Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

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

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

    The milk shake looks delish!

  7. They are the CUTEST!!!!!!

    Oh that milk shake looks DELICIOUS!!!

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

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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!