It is record highs here in Mammoth lately, and we've been selling ice cream and milkshakes at the shop more than cookies! Growing up in the Midwest, Blue Moon was an ice cream flavor that I'd see regularly whenever we went out for ice cream. It was my brother's all time favorite flavor and his lips and mouth would turn blue after eating his cone with two scoops. What is the flavor of Blue Moon Ice Cream? Well, that's the beauty of it, no one really knows... It is a fruity ice cream, but it also has nothing to do with the color blue. Some might say it tastes like rainbow sherbet or fruity pebbles, fruit loops or some other fruity cereal. I personally think it tastes like Fruit Striped Gum. Do they even make that anymore?! So why do they color it blue then? Another part of the mystery that just makes it fun to eat!
So after hiking up to McLeod Lake on Wednesday with Delaney, Otto and my friend Nicole I was craving something sweet and cold. So, I popped into the bakery and made us some Blue Moon Milkshakes! Just like the ice cream it is blue, but ours is colored naturally with ColorKitchen food dyes. And, it didn't even turn Delaney's mouth blue! You just need a couple simple ingredients to make this fruity blue milkshake that's perfect on a hot summer day. Below I am going to show you how to make a Blue Moon Milkshake!
Blue Moon Milkshakes
510 grams (18 ounces) organic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Straus Family Creamery is my favorite)
3/4 cup organic milk
2 teaspoons organic lemon flavor (like Frontier Co-Op)
1 teaspoon organic orange flavor (like Frontier Co-Op)
1 teaspoon all natural cherry flavor (like Frontier Co-Op)
2 teaspoons ColorKitchen Blue Dye (find here)
1/2 cup organic heavy whipping cream
7 grams (1 1/2 teaspoons) organic cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles (find here)
Method First, make the whipped cream. Using your stand mixer with whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer, add the heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl.
Whisk slowly at first, then gradually turning up the speed as the whipped cream thickens until you are at full speed. Whisk until the whipped cream is thick and doesn’t fall off the whisk.
Put whipped cream in a piping bag with Ateco tip #846.
In a blender, add the ice cream, milk, lemon flavor, orange flavor, cherry flavor and blue dye. Blend until you have a smooth and creamy milkshake.
Pour into milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream.
Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles!
Vegan - Just use organic vanilla vegan ice cream (like Coconut Bliss) and use organic coconut milk instead of milk! Skip the whipped cream.
High Altitude - Follow the recipe as noted.