Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Winter Shakes with Chef Penguin

One of my favorite foodie friends is Julian, otherwise known as Chef Penguin. He's not even ten yet but he is an avid follower of Gordon Ramsey, owns his own miniature carving knife, loves raw oysters, and would rather have sushi in his lunch box than processed foods. He doesn't eat at fast food restaurants, enjoys testing the spiciness and pickled parts in condiment sauces, and fancies himself a pro-homemade pasta maker since he's made quite a few batches with his father in his home in San Francisco while wearing his pint-sized chef's coat.

I arrived in San Francisco last night to stay at his home for a business trip and the cherry on top of the night were the special Winter Shakes we concocted after a dinner of Mission Street carne asada burritos. Julian had me running through the aisles of Safeway looking for old fashioned malted milk and strawberry ice cream before we headed home to whip up these frothy delights. Haagen Dazs ice cream is a must, with it's chunks of juicy, real, whole strawberries, as well as the malted milk--can't bypass that rich, hearty barley sweet thick taste!
Winter Shakes ala Chef Penguin
2 shakes

12 oz. Whole Vitamin D Milk
4 tablespoons Malted Milk Powder
6 scoops Haagen Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream

Pour all ingredients into old fashioned stainless steel shake blender and mix till frothy. Pour into two tall glasses and top with whipped cream made from whipping cream and NO sugar.

1 comment:

  1. Chef Penguin is one of my heroes and the I know that when I mix up this fabulous sounding shake I will be an even greater fan. About time for his own show on the Food Network. I know people. Would like to see a recipe using oysters from Johnson's Oyster Farm where I have spent many hours shucking and eating succulent oysters with Chef Penguin.