Red Velvet Milkshake & Cookbook Giveaway

Red Velvet Milkshake Cravings of a Lunatic

 

I can smell the love in the air. All those romantics are out in full force planning the perfect Valentine’s Day. The whole world gets in on the action and romance takes over everyone’s brains. It’s such a sweet time. Such  romantic time. Such a…

excuse me while I hurl.

Seriously people it’s just a day like any other. You can love your special person every day of the year and not just one day a year. Plus all the sappiness is a bit much for a gal like me. It’s so over the top sweet it makes me…

wanna hurl.

Don’t get me wrong. I love “love”. I love romantic movies. I love romantic gestures. I just do not quite get why we need to mark it on the calendar like it’s such a hard thing to remember to love the one you’re with. Bugs the crap out me. You should not need a cheesy commercial telling you to buy a gift for your partner. You should just do stuff like that because you love your partner. Honestly if I see one more commercial that makes young folks think they need to spend hordes of money to get their significant other to love them, well, you know the drill…

I think I’m gonna hurl.

I also think it puts too much pressure on people who are not in a relationship. Valentine’s Day is sort of a cruel holiday for single folks. The commercials make people think you are a loser if you’re alone. I say hell to the no. Enjoy being alone while you can. One day you’ll be married with a house full of kids and pets and you won’t even be able to use the loo without being interrupted 10 times. Then you will think back to a time when things were quiet. I love my family but my god man, they are loud. Some days I’d love a little peace and quiet. So if you have that, enjoy it while it lasts. Don’t let the commercials and all the hoopla get to you. It’s all a conspiracy that makes people like me…

wanna hurl!

Okay so now that we’ve got the warm and fuzzies out of the way, enjoy your romantic milkshake for Valentine’s Day. I used one straw, cuz sharing food or drinks…

makes me wanna hurl!

Red Velvet Milkshake via Cravings of a Lunatic

 

Red Velvet Milkshake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 large glass

Red Velvet Milkshake

Pretty and perfect Red Velvet Milkshake recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 heaping scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red gel food colouring to desired colour

Instructions

  • Pop all your ingredients in a blender or magic bullet (my preference) and pulse a few times. I find short bursts work well to break up the ice cream.
  • Now give it a good whir.
  • Pour into a glass.
  • Serve with a big old red velvet smile!

Notes

You could use red velvet ice cream if you like. I have two recipes for it on my blog.

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Red Velvet Milkshake

If you want to make this with Red Velvet Ice Cream I have two recipes for it on my site. You can find one that uses cake mix in it. You can also find one that is red velvet with no cake added. I love red velvet ice cream. You can do so much with it.

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches: click photo to get the recipe!

 

Red Velvet Cupcake from Cravings of a Lunatic

Red Velvet Cupcake: click photo to get the recipe!

 

I participated in #GreatShakes back in June. It was a multi blogger event to help promote a cookbook called Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Ried. The one they shipped to me initially seemed to get hung up at customs, so they shipped out another copy. In the meantime the first copy finally arrived. So I ended up with two copies of the book. No one needs two copies of a cookbook so I’ve decided to giveaway my spare copy of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILKSHAKES to 1 lucky reader. I mean it is the week of love and giving right. And I do love all my readers. So it just makes good sense if you ask me. Hurling aside.

Giveaway Deets:

To enter leave a comment telling me what your favourite milkshake is. Easy peasy.

Giveaway is open to EVERYONE!

Winner will be drawn on Tuesday February 19th at midnight. Draw will be done by Random.org. Winner will be notified and has 72 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be drawn.

Bonus entry for you diehard giveaway fans:

You can leave 1 comment once per day for the duration of the giveaway. Anything that strikes your fancy. You can tell me your favourite colour, your favourite food, your favourite ice cream, why Valentine’s Day makes you want to hurl. Whatever your little heart desires (PG comments only) each day. This is a bonus, and not required to enter. Some folks like to increase their chances. Some folks don’t.

While I have your undivided attention a very dear friend of mine is holding A Month of Solid Chocolate on her blog. Her name is Kristen and she blogs at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. So if you love chocolate stop by Kristen’s site for some serious chocolate goodies. She’s posted some or her own recipes and has guest posts as well. You can find me over there this coming Thursday. Until then here’s what’s been happening over there:

Mexican Chocolate Truffles: Guest Post by Crazy for Crust

Crispy Peanut Butter Brownies: Guest Post by Rickabamboo

Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake: Guest Post by Meal Planning Magic

Marbled Chocolate Bars: Guest Post by Mom’s Test Kitchen

Chocolate Rice Pudding

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups: Guest Post by I Love My Disorganized Life

Grandma Deonier’s Chocolate Cake: Guest Post by Jessie Kay Graphics and Design

Hot Cocoa Cookies: Guest Post by Hidden Ponies

Paleo Chocolate Cake

And it that is not enough chocolate for you, stop by Anyday Magic to check out this bad boy:

Black Forest Parfaits

Yah, I won the challenge for this month!!!

The recipe for this is on their website and you can vote if you like while you’re there. This was a ton of fun to participate in. You all know how much I love chocolate so any excuse to whip up chocolate desserts is a good day in my book.

Update: I was lucky to have won, very cool. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Hope you have an awesome week. More giveaways and interesting posts coming at you later this week.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    My favorite milkshake is peach!

  2. 3
    Amanda Thompson says:

    I love chocolate-peanut butter milkshakes!!

  3. 5
    Robin Chesser says:

    My daughter adores red velvet in any shape or form!

  4. 7

    You always put a smile on my face! I agree with every word you said & I see Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to be even more pink and sparkles than I normally am… like I need an excuse ;) I usually go for Baileys milkshakes, but I’m thinking red velvet is in my future! Looks so pretty too!

    • 8

      Me too. I love pink so I like to post for Valentine’s Day. But I sort of hate Valentine’s Day. Lol!

      Oh Bailey’s would be fab!

  5. 9

    I agree it is a sad day for those without a Valentine in their lives. I was reading a blog today which said that in the Dominican Republic, the 14th is friendship day as well because there are all sorts of love. I think that is much kinder.

    • 10

      I like the idea of Friendship Day. I just hate holidays that make people feel alone or make people that think they need to spend money they don’t have. Weird little quirk. However I love “love”. I have weird quirks, lol.

  6. 11

    My favorite milkshake is vanilla. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  7. 13

    my favorite milkshake is plain vanilla

  8. 15

    Chocolate is my favorite milkshake.

  9. 17

    This looks AMAZING!!!! YUM!!!Thanks for sharing :)

  10. 19

    Chocolate peanut butter is my favorite flavor!

  11. 21

    Chocolate/Banana!!! Woohoo!! Love it!!

  12. 23

    This looks dreamy, Kim! I think my favorite milkshake is cookies and cream!

  13. 25
    Kimberly P. says:

    My favorite milkshake flavor is dulce de leche. So good!

  14. 27
    Debbie Bray says:

    chocolate is my favorite

  15. 29

    I can’t blame you on wanting to hurl. I very recently broke up with someone…so I especially want to hurl this year. Not to mention I’m at a time in my life where I know about 2342343 of my facebook friends will be getting engaged on Thursday! Yikes. I’m happy for them…but I still want to hurl. ;-)

    I’m all about strawberry milkshakes all the way!

    • 30

      Oh you poor dear. Life and love blow sometimes. No way to sugar coat that. I don’t blame you for wanting to hurl. I know so many people love those wedding shows and I look at them and go “saps”. Meanwhile I’m married. Not sure what that says about me. lol

      Good choice.

  16. 31

    My favorite milkshake is vanilla bean. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  17. 33

    My favorite milkshake is a moosetracks milkshake!

  18. 39

    Thank you for all of that link love. You are such a sweetie, all Valentine’s mush aside. I love ya all year long!!

    As for milkshakes, I like chocolate peanut butter.

    • 40

      You are most welcome. Send me the recent ones if you have time and I’ll shoot the links into my Lunatic Loves post this Wednesday. Happy to spread the chocolate love.

      This seems to be a popular choice.

  19. 41
    Jill Hartley says:

    Just a plain chocolate milkshake– extra thick!!!

  20. 43

    My favorite milkshake Has got to be peanut butter cup

  21. 45

    I have many favorite milkshakes, but chocolate malt ranks a little higher

  22. 47

    Hahahaaaa so much hurling :P

    My fave milkshake is prob. peanut butter :)

  23. 49

    The only thing I have to say is this recipe definitely does not make me wanna hurl. ;-) Fun post – thanks.

  24. 51

    How plain and boring but my favorite is a vanilla milkshake.
    Really enjoyed the sentiments in your post– well said!

  25. 53

    My favorite milkshake is peanut butter!

  26. 55

    Mint chocolate chip, even though the chips get stuck in the straw!

  27. 57
    Marsha M. Los Angeles CA says:

    I just love a good chocolate milkshake with a cheeseburger from In N Out burger.

  28. 59
    Linda Parks says:

    My favorite milkshake is red velvet!

  29. 61

    I love any milkshake.. any day. :)

  30. 63

    Thanks, great giveaway! My favorite milkshake is vanilla. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  31. 65

    I feel the same way about Valentine’s Day – and not just because I’m divorced! But it is a good excuse to eat lots of chocolate, and I’m game for anything like that! My favorite milk shake lately is a white chocolate mocha one. Which sounds sort of random after the last bit, but you asked!

    • 66

      I hear you. It’s just a weird day I think. Like you should only show someone you love them one day a year. Odd.

      Oh that sounds yummy. Hope you are doing good lady.

  32. 67

    Hahaha. I come from a country where one of our national games is hurling – a different sort to what you describe tho.

    I completely agree with you on Valentine’s Day. I’m converting to Generosity Day (next year – I’ve a rake of heartshaped cookies to get through first). You definitely are a romantic at heart – cute milkshake and love the icecream sandwiches.

    • 68

      Lol Hester, I love that kind of hurling.

      Thanks so much. I just like the idea of getting to play with red and pink food for a week. *giggles*

  33. 69

    My favorite milkshake is the Black Tiger, an espresso milkshake with whipped cream from the late Coffee People chain in Portland, Oregon, although I hear the drink has been kept alive by a coffee shop called Jim & Patty’s run by the originators of Coffee People.

    • 70

      Now that is impressive. It’s great when folks keep good stuff going. Hate to think of a recipe becoming obsolete.

  34. 71
    Christy @ My Invisible Crown says:

    I WANT the recipe for those hearts!! When I click the photo though it just shows the photo only. Any way I can get the link? Love all your Valentine’s Day inspired desserts.

    • 72

      Hey Christy. Thanks for the heads up. None of the links were working properly so I appreciate you letting me know. It is now click friendly. You can also find it by going back one day from this post. I posted the recipe for it the day before this one so it would work if you hit older posts as well. Enjoy! xx

  35. 73
    Jennifer Grimm says:

    I love blueberry milkshakes with whipped cream!

  36. 75
    Lia Simpson says:

    Chocolate malted milkshake

  37. 77

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshakes are my fav.

  38. 79
    Samantha Remington says:

    Chocolate is by far the best

  39. 81

    I love banana blueberry milk shakes, but the other day I made an orange chocolate chip Icecream milkshake and I won’t lie it was so good! Love xxx

  40. 83

    Mmmm………love milkshakes! Mocha is my fav! :) But I’m sure that the book will have my trying new flavours!! ;)

  41. 85

    My favorite flavor of Milkshake is Peppermint

  42. 88

    Chocolate malted.

  43. 90

    I love Strawberry Cheesecake shakes!!

  44. 92
    Angie Smith says:

    I would love to receive your recipes via email. Yummy!

    • 93
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Hi Angie. If you go up to the top of the screen on the right you’ll see a pink box that says “subscribe and never miss a bite”. If you enter your email in the box and hit “go” it will sign you up to get all the new recipes to your inbox. If you have any problems let me know. Happy to help if you hit a snaffu of any kind.

  45. 94

    I am a fan of chocolate malted shakes. (call me old school….)
    And I am with you on the overhyped “holiday” making me want to hurl. My BF bought me roses on our first Valentines Day together. He now understands if he brings home roses, they damn well better be in a pot ready to be planted in the garden!

  46. 95

    This post cracked me up big time and I totally agree with you!

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